Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM

Copy

Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

DeleteCancel

Make your likes visible on Facebook?

Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.

No, thanks

Clauses

Minions Style!!!
by

Brittany Smithkort

on 12 November 2013

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Clauses

Learning About Clauses. . .Minion Style!!!
So. . .what is a clause?
A clause is a group of words that contains both a subject and an action (verb), but cannot always be considered as a full grammatical sentence
Clauses can either be independent or dependent
Independent Clauses
Independent clauses (also known as main clauses) can stand alone as their own sentences, or be apart of a sentence with multiple clauses.
Dependent Clauses
Dependent clauses (or subordinate clauses) contain both a subject and a verb, but cannot stand alone as a sentence. It must always be a part of a sentence, on which it depends for meaning. Reading a dependent clause on its own leaves the reader wondering where the rest of the information is.
An adverbial clause (aka a subordinate clause) is a type of dependent clause which starts with a subordinating conjunction (because, although, when, if, until, as if etc.). Adverbial clauses usually answer questions such as: Why? How? When? Under what circumstances? When the adverb clause is written before the independent clause, separate the two with a comma.
Adjective Clauses
An adjective clause (aka relative clause) is a type of dependent clause that describes a noun or pronoun. It starts with phrases such as: who, which, that, where, when, whose, whom, whoever, etc..
Example: Dave the minion loves bananas.
Example: because Kevin the minion golfs
Different Types of Dependent Clauses
Adverb/ adverbial clause
Adjective clause
Noun clause
Elliptical clause
Adverb/ Adverbial Clauses
Example: The minions miss Gru
when he leaves.

Example:
When Gru leaves,
the minions miss him.
Example: This is a minion
that is in the movie "Despicable Me."

Example: In the movie, the minions meet Lucy,
who they fall in love with
.
Noun Clauses
A noun clause functions as a noun, meaning that this group of words is referring to a person, place, thing, or idea. It starts with the same words that begin adjective clauses: that, who, which, when, where, whether, why, how.
Example:
What the minions sang at the end of the movie
was hilarious.

Example:
What the minions say to each other
is always really funny.
Elliptical Clauses
Elliptical clauses can seem incorrect as they may be missing essential sentence elements, but they are actually accepted grammatically. As these clauses must appear together with complete clauses which contain the missing words, repetition is avoided by leaving the same words out in the elliptical clause.
Example:
After we met Gru
, we met the minions and had a dance party.

After Gru
, we met the minions and had a dance party.
Ways to Connect Clauses
Commas
Colons/ semicolons (we will talk about these later in the semester)
Conjunctions: and, but, as, though, if, or, etc.
Examples:
The annoying minion
,
the one that has one eye
,
wouldn't stop beeping like a siren.
Phil the minion dressed like a maid
as
he cleaned the house.
Let's Try Some Together. . .
A minion
that doesn't make funny noises
is not a minion.
Where the minions work
looks like a mad scientist's laboratory.
Gru likes the minions more
than anyone else
.
When the three little girls were adopted,
the minions were really excited.
Bananas,
which most people like,
are like catnip to minions.
Because he loved to dress up
, the minion wore the baby costume.
The idea
that Gru should steal the moon
seemed dumb to the minions.
Full transcript