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CLAUSES AND PHRASES; COMPLEX SENTENCES THEME 2 LESSON 9.

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1 CLAUSES AND PHRASES; COMPLEX SENTENCES THEME 2 LESSON 9

2 What is a phrase? A phrase is a group of words that does not have a subject or a predicate. A phrase cannot stand alone as a sentence. Examples: 1. remembered for centuries 2. a gesture of friendship

3 Phrase or not a phrase??? 1.Fell down in the hole. 2.I stopped at the mall. 3.Hit with a ball. 4.He ran to the store. 5.Picked up the stick.

4 What is an independent clause? An independent clause contains both a subject and a predicate. It expresses a complete thought and can stand alone as a sentence. Examples: 1.Larry lives in Italy. 2.Mary is a teacher.

5 Independent clause or not??? 1.She ran to the store to pick up milk. 2.Mr. Best is our principal. 3.The dog. 4.I am a good speller.

6 What is a dependent clause? A dependent clause has a subject and a predicate, but it does not express a complete thought. It cannot stand alone as a sentence. Dependent clauses often begin with connecting words such as because, although, when, which, that, and since. Examples: 1.when he laughed 2.because I cant

7 Dependent clause or not???? 1.Because she felt sleepy. 2.He slept until noon. 3.Mr. Miller is a doctor. 4.Although it was finished.

8 Complex Sentences Complex sentences are made up of an independent clause and a dependent clause. Example: 1.When you arrived, I felt so happy. ( dependent clause ) ( independent clause ) The two clauses are joined by a comma!!!

9 Add to the following clauses to make them complex sentences. Dont forget the comma!!! 1.When you finished your project 2.She painted her room the color of pink 3.Sebastians sister answered the phone 4.Although I lived in New York for a year


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