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Conjunctions! Part 3
Transcript of Conjunctions! Part 3
Why does it all matter?
once upon a time there was an ogre named Shreek his name was definitely not Shrek that would be copyright infringement Longfellow would be sued by Dreamworks Shreek had a best friend a talkative burro named Burro there was a princess locked in a castle she was guarded by a dragon named Ms. West she didn’t want the princess to get married Shreek tried to save her the dragon ate him he tasted like chicken Burro ran away and hid then he called in an air strike the castle was destroyed Ms. West escaped the princess did not.
Can you fix it? Add conjunctions and punctuation where necessary.
How did you fix that mess?
Here are two sentences listing reasons why your party was a failure.
My neighbor drove his car through a wall.
The salsa was laced with poison.
How many different ways can you connect or
separate these two independent clauses?
Write them down.
Option 1: a period
My neighbor drove his car through a wall. The salsa was laced with poison.
Option 2: a semi-colon
My neighbor drove his car through a wall; the salsa was laced with poison.
Semi-colons join together sentences. Generally, they are only used when there is a logical transition between the two sentences. So the below example is better than the example above.
The party was a disaster; the salsa was laced with poison.
a comma and a conjunction
My neighbor drove his car through a wall, and the salsa was laced with poison.
Are these options?
My neighbor drove his car through a wall, the salsa was laced with poison.
My neighbor drove his car through a wall and the salsa was laced with poison.
This is called a comma splice. It is bad.
This is called a run-on sentence. It is also bad.
This is a mess.