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Copy of Simple and Complex Sentences

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Audrey Kratovil

on 19 February 2014

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Transcript of Copy of Simple and Complex Sentences

Objective: Today you will construct sentences from main subordinate clauses.
Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences
Students of the world, spice up your lives!
A Simple Sentence =

Do you suffer from boring, bland writing?
Do you long to find ways to spice up your writing?

FEAR NOT! THERE IS A SOLUTION!
Solution: Use different types of sentences!
There are
THREE
types of sentences:
= has ONE main/independent clause.
Simple
Compound
Complex
Examples of simple sentences:

Ms. Kratovil
had
surgery.


Rihanna

shines
bright like a diamond.
Let's cook up our own
compound

sentences!
Combine these simple sentences to make a compound sentence -->
A Compound Sentence =
independent clause +
comma
+
coordinator
+ independent clause
Examples of compound sentences:


I am excited for holiday break
,

so

I am going to sing a cheerful song.

JAY-Z is an amazing artist
,

and

his latest album is genius.
1. Kid Cudi is a rapper. He is from Ohio.
2. Real Housewives of NY is a good show. Real Housewives of Miami is better.
3. Diet Coke isn't good for your health. You should limit your intake.
A complex sentence =
=
1 independent clause
+ 1 subordinator +
1 OR MORE dependent clauses
Question:
Do you remember those
SUBORDINATORS?

Answer:
We sure do! Some of the words include:
although, though, even though, while, if, before
, etc.
Examples of complex sentences:

Although

I love the Xbox game Bioshock Infinite,
Assassin's Creed 3 is way better.

If

Kid Cudi ever stops making albums
, I will die.
Combine these clauses to make a complex sentence.
1. Belle is a dog. Belle acts like a human.

2. I am having a bad hair day. I slept on the couch last night.

3. English is a lot of work. I will learn a lot this year.
1. Ricky played football, so Maria went shopping.
Umm...
What in the world is a
COORDINATOR??!!
FANBOYS!!!
for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so
2. When he handed in the homework, he forgot to give
Ms. Kratovil the last page.
3. If I'm not reminded to do my independent reading blog post, I will probably forget to write it.
4. I love Kid Cudi, and I always listen to "Pursuit of Happiness."
5. Because my relatives from Spain are coming for Christmas, I'm going to take them to Five Guys for a real hamburger.
6. Facebook is fun, but twitter is way cooler.
YOUR TURN!
Write 2 simple sentences:

TC Williams...

Twitter/Instagram ...
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