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The Simpsons Teach Sentences
Independent Clause --- Marge Marge is an independent woman. She can survive on her own.
Independent (Marge) Clause Just like Marge, an independent clause can survive on its own. It is a complete sentence which expresses a complete thought. Subject + Verb
Simple Sentences (Marge) Subject + Verb Marge walks to the lake. Homer sleeps too much. Bart is cool. Lisa will want to get a dog. The last normal person on earth is Ned.
Examples of Independent (Marge) Clauses Bart does not like to go to school. Lisa loves the saxophone. Homer does not work hard at the power plant.
Compound Sentence (Marge +, + F.a.n.b.o.y.s + Homer) or (Marge + ; + Homer) IC+, + F.a.n.b.o.y.s + IC or IC + ; + IC Bart hates school, so he makes fun of the teachers. Bart hates school; he makes fun of the teachers. For And Nor But Or Yet So,
Dependent Clauses (Bart) DEPENDENT Bart constantly messes up when he is on his own. Without Marge by his side, things go wrong. He is DEPENDENT on Marge and cannot survive without her.
Dependent (Bart) Clauses Just like Bart, a dependent clause cannot survive by itself. It does not express a complete thought. IT IS NOT A SENTENCE; IT IS A FRAGMENT.
Examples of Dependent (Bart) Clauses Until the next time I see him When I ran to the yellow house Although I want to get an A in math
The AAAWWWUBBIS Words Dependent clauses begin with signal words. We will call these AAAWWWUBBIS words because they signal the beginning of a dependent clause. AKA Subordinating Conjunctions.
Common subordinating conjunctions AAAWWWUBBIS After Although As When While Who Until Because Before If Since More subordinate conjunctions as ifhowtill ( or 'til) as long asin as much unless as much asin order thatwhen as soon asnow thatwhenever as though provided that where even ifthatwherever even though thoughso that whythan rather than
A Rule To Know! must A dependent clause (Bart) must have an independent clause (Marge) by it to be a complete sentence.
Complex Sentences Marge (I.C.) + Bart (D.C.) Marge had a simple life until Bart was born. Bart (D.C.), + Marge (I.C.) Until Bart was born, Marge had a simple life.
So… Lets make Complex Sentences. The formulas are...
DEPENDEN T CLAUSE,
Examples of Complex Sentence AAAWWUBBIS + Bart, + Marge. Until Lisa goes to college, she will have to live with her parents. When the grass turns green, Homer will have to mow the lawn. After Bart passes third grade, there will be a huge celebration.
Examples of Complex Sentence Marge + Bart. (NO COMMA) Lisa will have to live with her parents until she goes to college. Homer will have to mow the lawn when the grass turns green. There will be a huge celebration when Bart passes third grade.
Compound-Complex Sentences IC + IC + DC Marge+Homer+Bart (or Lisa/Maggie). A compound–complex sentence has 2 independent clauses and 1 dependent clause in any order!
Lisa is very intelligent and thought about attending boarding school, but she will have to live with her parents until she goes to college. Although Maggie does not speak, she is a strong character, and she can take care of herself. Mr. Burns, who lives in a mansion in Springfield, owns the power-plant, and he frequently attempts to destroy others for his own benefit.
Lets Review the Four Types of Sentences! Simple Sentences (Marge) Compound Sentences (Marge, + FANBOYS or ; + Homer) Complex (Bart, + Marge OR Marge + Bart) Compound- Complex (Marge + Homer + Bart)
Lets practice the different kinds of sentences.
Couch Middle School is one of the best in the state of Georgia. What kind of sentence is this: Simple, Compound, Complex, Compound-Complex? How can you tell?
Mrs. Cronin is quite a strict teacher, but Mrs. Boozer and Ms. Erickson are much more strict. What kind of sentence is this: Simple, Compound, Complex, Compound-Complex? How can you tell?
Although I cant swim, the beach is a glorious vacation spot. What kind of sentence is this: Simple, Compound, Complex, Compound-Complex? How can you tell?
Sara loves her pets, but she must board her dogs until she moves into a larger home. What kind of sentence is this: Simple, Compound, Complex, Compound-Complex? How can you tell?