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Interrupters

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Joie Marinaro

on 28 March 2013

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Transcript of Interrupters

What's a sentence? Combining clauses What's the point? Output Process A common interrupter: the appositive. In conclusion, appositives can add detail, or just plain need-to-know information, in your writing. This gives your reader anything that they need to know about your subject without having to read a bunch of choppy sentences. Mechanically Inclined Interrupters: Appositives and sentence sophistication. Independent Clause = Noun + a Verb Dependent Clause + Independent Clause = Sentence Sophistication (Opener) Independent Clause + Dependent Clause = Sentence Sophistication (Closer) Subject + Predicate Predicate is just about everything else in the independent clause and always includes the verb. Indepen- + dependent clause + -dent Clause = Sentence Sophistication (Interrupter) Sentence sophistication. Noun or a pronoun The child + asked for a glass of water If we can identify the different parts of a sentence, we can re-arrange or combine them to make our writing more detailed and efficient. "The dog approached me, wagging its tail." "Wagging its tail, the dog approached me." "The dog, wagging its tail, approached me." Think of the commas like basket handles. If you can "lift" the interrupting clause out of the sentence, than you need to put some "handles" in your sentence. An "appositive" is a noun, pronoun, or phrase placed next to, or very near, another noun to explain its meaning.When a group of words interrupts a sentence, it needs a to have a comma on both sides. Base Sentence: I even coaxed Rowdy into helping me with my trouble. , my dog , Caleb, my brother, is a brat. OR My brother, Caleb, is a brat. Avoid: Caleb (my brother) is a brat. Parentheses de-emphasize your point. Now, you try: write a sentence into your notes using an appositive for an interrupter. Positively appositive!
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