2 A SENTENCE has a noun, a verb (also called the subject and predicate), and a complete thought. Example Sentence:I shall haunt youuntil your dying day.A sentence is also called an Independent clause.Sentence = Independent Clause
3 A complex sentence is made of an independent clause and one or more dependent clauses. A dependent clause CANNOT stand alone as a complete sentence. It HAS a subject and verb, but DOES NOT complete the thought.Examples:When the shadow appeared on the wall. . .If I see blood. . .Although I thought I would like to see a ghost. . .
4 A Dependent Clause frequently begins with a relative pronoun That . . .which Who. . . Whose. . . whomExamples:1. The ghost, Whose image I see in this photo, haunted my house.2. I really think that ghosts are real.3. The old Hotel, which is reported to be haunted by the Blue Lady, is located in Skykomish, Washington
5 Other Dependent Clauses begin with Subordinating Conjunctions Here are a few:before, after, when, until, while, because, since, if, unless, provided that, although, though, even though, despite, in spite of
6 Add a Dependent Clause to a simple sentence and you have a COMPLEX sentence! Examples:1. When the Zombie was about to strike, I lit him on fire.2. Although I like movies about zombies, I would not like to meet one in real life!3. I carry garlic because I believe in Vampires.
7 Beware the Comma! DC,IC ICDC No comma is needed if a sentence has the independent clause first.If a sentence has the dependent clause first, use a comma.
8 Your Task: Due Thursday 11-14 1. Create Sentences using Vocabulary Unit 52. Make each sentence complex (use a dependent clause)the dependent clause4. Circle the comma (if it is necessary)or Underline the Vocabulary word6. Write your sentences about any topic you wish as long as it is school appropriate.
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