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Sentences

Complete sentences and sentence structures
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Ivana Parraga

on 8 October 2013

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Sentences
Team Information
Members: Ivana Párraga, Rebekah George, Jina Zhao
Topic: Complete Sentence and Sentence Structure
Class Period: 2nd
Let's start with a video
What is a sentence?
Is this a sentence?
It contains subject
It contains predicate.
It contains proper capitalization.
It contains proper punctuation.
Yes
It does not contain subject.
It does not contain predicate.
It does not contain proper capitalization.
It does not contain proper punctuation.
No
What does a sentence look like?
Sentence Structure
The boy ran to the park.
Capital Letter
End Punctuation
Subject
Predicate/ Verb
Main Clause
It begins with a capital letter and ends with an end mark, such as a period or exclamation point. The complete sentence must contain at least one main clause, which contains an independent subject and verb and expresses a complete thought.
Schoolhouse Rock
The girl was wearing a hat.
The car was new
Fish in the pond
The students all love Ms. Lee.
He jumped.
Stepped outside to get the mail and found an letter
Simple Sentences
has one independent clause.
Compound Sentences
has two independent clauses joined by
Complex Sentences
has two independent clauses joined to one or more dependent clauses.
Compound-Complex Sentences
Examples:
Ted reads.
Ted and Bob read.
Ted and Bob read books and magazines.
A. Conjunction (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so)
B. Conjunctive Adverb (however, therefore)
C. Semicolon
Example:
A. Ted reads novels, but Bob reads comics.
B. Ted reads novels; however Bob reads comics.
C. Ted reads novels; his friend reads comics.
Examples:
A. Although Ted reads novel, Bob reads comics.
B. Bob reads comics although Ted reads novels.
C. Bob, who reads comics, rarely reads novels.
has two independent clauses joined to one or more dependent clauses
Resources used:
http://www.towson.edu/ows/sentencestruct.htm
http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-form-complete-sentences.html
http://www.chompchomp.com/terms/completesentence.htm
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