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Sentence Combining Skills
Transcript of Sentence Combining Skills
Please complete your exercises: I would like to see you use all of these techniques at least 2-3 times. I will also expect you to explain your emphatic or stylistic decisions.
Conjunctions - but, for, and, nor, so, or
The main thing to remember about a semi-colon is that it must be between two (2) independent clauses.
Semi-colon plus Conjunctive Adverb
This is when you use a conjunctive adverb to connect the two sentences with a semi-colon
Semi-Colon plus Conjunction
This is simply when you use a semi-colon but add in a conjunction to emphasize the connection between the two ideas or to prioritize the second idea over the first.
No! Not that one!
I love all forms of chocolate, but Godiva is the absolute best.
Watch out for Comma Splices
I love my dog, he is the best.
But, what is an independent clause?
Family Guy is a popular satire in America; but I think that The Colbert Report is better.
An Independent Clause is a sentence that can stand alone correctly: i.e. it has a subject and a verb.
Skipping over the water; the rock was a thing of beauty.
The rock skipped over the water; it was a thing of beauty.
Alright, you bloody show-off, what's a conjunctive adverb?
as a result
They matter because they show: cause and effect, sequence, contrast, comparison
Writing may be very hard; however, it pays off in the end.
Colons indicate emphasis and lists
This power point is immature: very immature.
-All dogs must get: food, water, and healthcare. (incorrect)
-There are things that every dog needs: food, water, and healthcare. (correct)
Dependent Clause- A word group containing a subject and a predicate, but unable to stand alone as a sentence.
Note: Dependent Clauses
usually begins with a
(because/although) or a relative
pronoun (that, which) It can function as
an adjective, an adverb or a noun.
Please note that each clause should have a subject and verb if you are going to use the comma plus conjunction