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Transcript of sentences
1 independent clause
Ex~ The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.
Contains a subject and a verb
Has to express a complete thought
2 independent clause separated by a coordinating conjunction and a comma (,) or just a semicolon (;)
Coordinating conjunctions are:
Or the acronym
(Don't worry it isn't COMPLEX)
Complex sentences have 1 independent clause with one dependent clause.
A dependent clause has a subject and a predicate that has an subordinate conjunction which makes it so it is not a complete thought.
Subordinating conjunctions are~
That is the acronym AAAWWUBBIS
After the dependent clause, you have to put a comma.
Ex: After the monkey ate his banana, he was very hyper.
Ex: I went to the party, and at the party I saw my friend Joe.
The ball flew over the fence, but it sailed foul.
The Subordinate conjunctions can also come in the middle of a sentence.
Ex: I went to the park before dinner was made.
Notice that I didn't use a comma.
Ex - John and Mikey drove to the park.
This is also a simple sentence.
The Compound Sentence Formula
independent clause + , + FANBOYS + independent clause = Compound Sentence
Complex Sentence Formula
dependent clause + , + independent clause
independent clause + dependent clause = complex sentence.
What makes a complete sentence?
1) Expresses a complete thought
2) A subject
3) A predicate
4) Begins with a capital letter
5) Ends with punctuation