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Grammar for Life Rules and Examples. Master Your Modifiers Concept: modifiers is a group of words that modifies, or describes, another group of words.

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1 Grammar for Life Rules and Examples

2 Master Your Modifiers Concept: modifiers is a group of words that modifies, or describes, another group of words in a sentence. Rule: a modifier should always appear next to the word or words it modifiers. Incorrect: We drew colorful paintings of abstract art in Mrs. Sweeny’s room. Correct: In Mrs. Sweeny’s room, we drew colorful paintings of abstract art.

3 Vary Your Sentences Add an adverb to the beginning of a sentence. Incorrect: The rope bridge’s suspension snapped and we all plummeted into the gorge. It is incorrect because it is boring and does not give the full effect an adverb would have. Correct: Suddenly, the rope bridge’s suspension snapped and we all plummeted into the gorge.

4 Vary Sentences: Rule 3 Link two sentences to form a compound sentence Link two sentences to form a compound sentence Example of an incorrect sentence: I really enjoy vanilla ice cream. I hate strawberry. This sentence is incorrect because it has awkward sentence structure. Also, it needs to have a comma and a conjunction to connect the sentences. Example of a correct sentence: I really enjoy vanilla ice cream, but I hate strawberry. This sentence is correct because it now has a conjunction and a comma.

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6 Vary Your Sentences Rule: Combine two or more sentences by placing a clause in the middle of one of the sentences. Incorrect: Milton Hershey developed numerous and well- loved chocolates. He was the creator of Hershey’s chocolate. Correct: Milton Hershey, the creator of Hershey’s chocolate, developed numerous and well- loved chocolates.

7 Incorrect Sentence- Together, they both went shopping for new clothes and shoes at the mall. Correct Sentence 1- Together, they went shopping for new clothes and shoes at the mall. Correct Sentence 2- They both went shopping for new clothes and shoes at the mall. Rule- Remove all unnecessary repetition in a sentence

8 Comma Sense: Rule 4 Use commas in the middle of a sentence to separate the words or phrases that are not necessary parts of the sentence. Incorrect Example : Stowe, Vermont my favorite place in the world is an excellent place to go skiing and hiking. Correct Example: Stowe, Vermont, my favorite place in the world, is an excellent place to go skiing and hiking.

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