Deleted Sentence Parts Adding in the Missing Parts A few brave souls sneak to harvest apples. Gale holds up a loaf. They ran an apothecary shop. In the autumn, a few brave souls sneak into the woods to harvest Apples. Gale holds up a loaf of bread with an arrow stuck in it. They ran an apothecary shop in the nicer part of District 12. Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games
Characteristics of Prepositional Phrases Prepositional Phrases are sentence parts that describe people, objects, or actions. Most begin with the following prepositions: in, before, after, at, across, inside, outside, between, within, behind, by, under, around, down, into, against, near, through, to, like, except, over, up, without, with, toward, of, and for.
Single Prepositional Phrases At home, I find my mother and sister ready to go. At one o’ clock, we head for the square. Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games Comma Rule: One phrase that begins, add one comma where it ends.
Two or More in a Row In the hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit. J.R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit Comma Rule: Two or more phrases in a row, add one comma where it needs to go.
Sentence Locations Sentence Openers: In punishment for the uprising, each of the twelve districts must provide one girl and one boy, called tributes, to participate. Sentence Closers: I find myself standing in a clump of sixteens from the Seam. Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games
Sentence Locations Subject-Verb Splits: Bearded men, in sad-colored garments and gray, steeple- crowned hats, intermixed with women. Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter
Works Cited Collins, Suzanne. The Hunger Games. New York: Scholastic, 2008. Killgallon, Don. Sentence Composing for High School. Portsmouth: Boynton/Cook Publishers, 1998.