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1 Creator José J. González, Jr. STCC 1 Four Basic Sentences We can do anything we want as long as we stick to it long enough. Helen Keller

2 Creator José J. González, Jr. STCC 2 There are four basic sentences in the English language Simple Compound Complex Compound/Complex Simple Compound Complex Compound/Complex

3 Creator José J. González, Jr. STCC 3 Identify the following sentences. Simple, Compound, Complex, and Compound/Complex I was the most joyful person when the President decided to call off school. I was unhappy because I was looking forward to a cloudy day. He was not only very polite, but he was an industrious person. When we decided to go out to eat, we did not know that a thunder storm was nearby, and we left with no rain coats or umbrellas. Simple, Compound, Complex, and Compound/Complex I was the most joyful person when the President decided to call off school. I was unhappy because I was looking forward to a cloudy day. He was not only very polite, but he was an industrious person. When we decided to go out to eat, we did not know that a thunder storm was nearby, and we left with no rain coats or umbrellas.

4 Creator José J. González, Jr. STCC 4 (complex) I was the most joyful person when the President decided to call off school. (complex) I was unhappy because I was looking forward to a cloudy day. (compound) He was not only very polite, but he was an industrious person. (compound/complex) When we decided to go out to eat, we did not know that a thunder storm was nearby, and we left with no rain coats or umbrellas. (complex) I was the most joyful person when the President decided to call off school. (complex) I was unhappy because I was looking forward to a cloudy day. (compound) He was not only very polite, but he was an industrious person. (compound/complex) When we decided to go out to eat, we did not know that a thunder storm was nearby, and we left with no rain coats or umbrellas. Answers:

5 Creator José J. González, Jr. STCC 5 Remember that... IC or independent clause is a complete sentence. DC or dependant clause is not a complete sentence IC or independent clause is a complete sentence. DC or dependant clause is not a complete sentence

6 Creator José J. González, Jr. STCC 6 What makes a sentence? You need three things to make a sentence. 1. Subject 2. Verb 3. A complete thought You need three things to make a sentence. 1. Subject 2. Verb 3. A complete thought

7 Creator José J. González, Jr. STCC 7 Are these sentences? When we went on a long journey through the woods on a sunny Friday morning. It was fine. Because he was not only tall but also one of the hardest workers in the area. Sing that song. (View answers on the next slide.) When we went on a long journey through the woods on a sunny Friday morning. It was fine. Because he was not only tall but also one of the hardest workers in the area. Sing that song. (View answers on the next slide.)

8 Creator José J. González, Jr. STCC 8 Answers! (Dependent clause)When we went on a long journey through the woods on a sunny Friday morning. (Sentence)It was fine. (Dependent Clause)Because he was not only tall but also one of the hardest workers in the area. (Sentence)Sing that song. (Dependent clause)When we went on a long journey through the woods on a sunny Friday morning. (Sentence)It was fine. (Dependent Clause)Because he was not only tall but also one of the hardest workers in the area. (Sentence)Sing that song.

9 Creator José J. González, Jr. STCC 9 Form of the Simple sentence: Simple = IC

10 Creator José J. González, Jr. STCC 10 Simple sentence S V The kitty purred softly. S V The bridge was far away. S V The kitty purred softly. S V The bridge was far away.

11 Creator José J. González, Jr. STCC 11 Compound sentence IC,cc IC.

12 Creator José J. González, Jr. STCC 12 Compound: The kitty purred softly, and he bounced on the pillow. The bridge was far away, but the soldiers believed they could reach it by night fall. Coordinating conjunctions, and, but, yet, so, for, or, nor The kitty purred softly, and he bounced on the pillow. The bridge was far away, but the soldiers believed they could reach it by night fall. Coordinating conjunctions, and, but, yet, so, for, or, nor

13 Creator José J. González, Jr. STCC 13 Uses of coordinators And --- addition But and Yet --- contrast So --- result ____________________ For --- reason Or or Nor --- option And --- addition But and Yet --- contrast So --- result ____________________ For --- reason Or or Nor --- option

14 Creator José J. González, Jr. STCC 14 Write compound sentences. ________________, but she sang the song more beautifully than anyone else. ________________, and he did not feel well that morning. ________________, for I was the only person that knew the right answer. ________________, yet he did not know what to do when the policeman arrived. ________________, or you will be put in jail immediately. ________________, but she sang the song more beautifully than anyone else. ________________, and he did not feel well that morning. ________________, for I was the only person that knew the right answer. ________________, yet he did not know what to do when the policeman arrived. ________________, or you will be put in jail immediately.

15 Creator José J. González, Jr. STCC 15 Complex sentence A. sc Dc, Ic. When I was young, I ran a mile every day. B. Ic sc Dc. I ran a mile every day when I was young. A. sc Dc, Ic. When I was young, I ran a mile every day. B. Ic sc Dc. I ran a mile every day when I was young.

16 Creator José J. González, Jr. STCC 16 Complex As he bounced on a soft pillow, the kitty purred softly. The soldiers did not think they would reach the bridge because it was too far away. As he bounced on a soft pillow, the kitty purred softly. The soldiers did not think they would reach the bridge because it was too far away.

17 Creator José J. González, Jr. STCC 17 Subordination conjunctions afterEven ifwhenever althoughIn order that wherever assincewhether becauseunlesswhile beforeuntil Even though whatever ifWhen

18 Creator José J. González, Jr. STCC 18 Complete the complex sentences When we were in San Francisco,______________________. In the middle of the day there was an explosion when__________________. I would not like to eat pizza if_______. Because she was the smartest student ________________________________. Since the first day of class,___________. When we were in San Francisco,______________________. In the middle of the day there was an explosion when__________________. I would not like to eat pizza if_______. Because she was the smartest student ________________________________. Since the first day of class,___________.

19 Creator José J. González, Jr. STCC 19 Write complex sentences. When ___________,___________________. ______________while__________________. Since ___________,___________________. Because ___________,_________________. ________________if ___________________. Unless___________,_________________. ________________as__________________. As_______________,__________________. When ___________,___________________. ______________while__________________. Since ___________,___________________. Because ___________,_________________. ________________if ___________________. Unless___________,_________________. ________________as__________________. As_______________,__________________.

20 Creator José J. González, Jr. STCC 20 compound/complex sentence 2 IC DC. 2 IC DC.

21 Creator José J. González, Jr. STCC 21 Compound/Complex The kitty purred softly, and she bounced on the pillow as her master read a funny magazine. The soldiers did not think they would reach the bridge because the bridge was far away, and they were being eaten alive by hundreds of mosquitoes. The kitty purred softly, and she bounced on the pillow as her master read a funny magazine. The soldiers did not think they would reach the bridge because the bridge was far away, and they were being eaten alive by hundreds of mosquitoes.

22 Creator José J. González, Jr. STCC 22 Summary Simple -- IC. Compound -- IC,cc IC. Complex -- A. IC sc DC. B. sc DC, IC. Compound/Complex A. sc DC, IC,cc IC. B. IC,cc IC sc DC. Simple -- IC. Compound -- IC,cc IC. Complex -- A. IC sc DC. B. sc DC, IC. Compound/Complex A. sc DC, IC,cc IC. B. IC,cc IC sc DC.

23 Creator José J. González, Jr. STCC 23 Assignment: Part one, provide the different parts of the sentence -- IC, DC, SC, CC a. Simple = IC b.compound c. complex d.compound/complex Part two, write an example of each sentence and identify the different parts. a. Simple b.Compound c. Complex d.Compound/ complex Part one, provide the different parts of the sentence -- IC, DC, SC, CC a. Simple = IC b.compound c. complex d.compound/complex Part two, write an example of each sentence and identify the different parts. a. Simple b.Compound c. Complex d.Compound/ complex Part three: Identify the sentence for the whole paragraph. Ignacio bought a couple of ice cream cones for his family. His wife liked banana pecan, but his two daughters liked mango. Since he only had enough money for three ice cream cones, he was left without a cone. Each daughter and his wife offered Ignacio a taste of their ice cream cones, and this made Ignacio happy because he felt their love for him.


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