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Copy of Sentence Types
Transcript of Copy of Sentence Types
Lacey Austin, Kelly Carey,
Stephanie Edens, Kristina Richardson
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What book or movie is the sentence from?
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yes/no and wh- questions
verb (or auxiliary) goes in front of subject
They are going to the beach. (declarative)
Are they going to the beach? (yes/no)
Where are they going? (wh- question)
A group of words with a subject and a predicate
All sentences are clauses, but not all clauses are sentences
Includes two or more independent clauses connected with a coordinating conjunction
What sentence structure is it?
What book or movie is the sentence from?
Subject is not stated
Not common in formal writing
(you) Shut the door.
(you) Take out the trash.
(you) Write a paper.
"A sentence that includes at least one dependent clause"
(Dependent clause: not a complete sentence)
You must do your homework
before you play outside.
Since he was out of milk
he went to the grocery store
When he went to the store
there was only one gallon of milk left
because the other gallons had been recalled.
"Don't ever ask to leave this tower again."
Basic statement structure
Ten sentence patterns
State, or declare, a fact or an opinion
Chicago is my favorite city
Because it rained, the children stayed inside for recess.
She selected navy and silver as the color scheme for the homecoming dance
"Quiet down, Elphaba,"
A sentence with a dependent clause and more than one independent clause
Although I like to go shopping
I haven't had the time to go lately,
and I haven't found anyone to go with.
He forgot his aunt's birthday,
so he sent her a card
when he remembered.
If we win this game,
our team will play for the championship,
and we will get to go to Florida.
"There will be twenty-four of us. Odds are someone else will kill him before I do."
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."
"When they're finished putting first class people in the boat, they'll be starting with us."
"It is a strange fate that we should suffer so much fear and doubt over so small a thing."
Usually think of sentences spoken with heightened emotion.
Formal exclamatory sentences involve a shift in word order
This shift focuses special attention on a complement:
What a lovely house you have!
How proud you must be!
What a piece of work man is!
"What an idiot!" said Hermoine.
Joel waited for the train.
The train was late.
Joel went home.
Consists of most basic elements of a clause:
A complete thought
"Albus Dumbledore had gotten to his feet."
"Their very last exam was History of Magic."
What a shape!
This is money?"
I went to the grocery store today,
and then I stopped to get gas.
The cable was out,
so the girls watched a movie.
Ethan made a sandwich,
for his stomach was quite empty.
"Have you ever had a dream, Neo, that you were so sure was real? What if you were unable to wake from that dream? How would you know the difference between the dream world and the real world?"
"It was the sort of house that you never seem to come to the end of, and it was full of unexpected places."
"What on earth are you talking about, Lucy?"
"I found a snipe, and I followed it under your porch."
"And while I was talking, the idea of actually losing Peeta hit me again, and I realized how much I don't want him to die."
“Remember, we're madly in love, so it's all right to kiss me anytime you feel like it.”
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