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Simpsons Teach Sentence Structure

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Heather Conte

on 13 September 2016

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Transcript of Simpsons Teach Sentence Structure

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Homer is dependent on Marge.
He cannot stand alone.
Homer represents a
dependent clause.
When Homer and Marge are together, they form a
complex sentence
.
Homer + Marge
Marge is an independent woman. She can stand on her own.
Marge represents an
independent clause.
Subject + Verb
One Marge on her own is a

Simple Sentence
Examples:

Bart hates school.

Maggie never grows up.

Homer works at the power plant.

Homer eats donuts.

The Simpsons are funny.
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Compound Sentence
Conjunction
Conjunctions:

F
or
A
nd
N
or
B
ut
O
r
Y
et
S
o
Examples of
Compound Sentences
:
Bart likes to torture his sister, and
he enjoys making mischief.
Bart would rather be skateboarding,
but he has to go to school.
Lisa loves Bart, so she puts up with
his shenanigans.
(Subject + Verb),
conjunction
(Subject + Verb)
Independent clauses
form complete thoughts.
Dependent clauses
do not form a complete thought.
Homer begins with an
AAAWWUBBIS
word.
AAAWWUBBIS Words

A
fter
A
lthough
A
s
W
hen
W
hile
U
ntil
B
ecause
B
efore
I
f
S
ince
Marge + Homer
There are two ways to form
complex sentences
.
Examples of
Complex Sentences
:
Homer + Marge
Marge + Homer
Until Homer met Marge, he was a nobody.

Although Homer has a job, he cannot survive without Marge.

Because of their love, Homer and Marge have a happy marriage.
Homer was a nobody until he met Marge.

Homer cannot survive without Marge although
he has a job.

Homer and Marge have a happy marriage because of their love.
The Simpsons Teach
Sentence Structure

connect two independent clauses.
(Subordinating Conjunctions)
(Coordinating)
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