The cat danced on the house. The cat on the house. Sentences must have a subject and verb. A simple sentence has one subject and one verb. Simple sentences can also be called independent clauses. They are complete thoughts and can stand on their own. Fragments are missing either a subject or a verb. They depend on other information to make sense. Often fragments are called dependent clauses. To figure out if a group of words is a sentence, ask the following questions: ◦ Who or what did or is something? (subject) ◦ What did they do? Or what are they? (verb)
The subject does the action! What’s a subject? ◦ The subject of a sentence tells the noun (person, place, thing, or idea) that is doing or being something. What is a verb? ◦ The verb is the action or state of being.
Two simple sentences (or independent clauses) can be combined with a comma and a coordinating conjunction to make a compound sentence. Sentence/ Independent Clause, For And Nor But Or Yet So Nick Allen had plenty of ideas, and he knew what to do with them.
Prepositions- A preposition describes a relationship between other words in a sentence. In itself, a word like "in" or "after" is rather meaningless and hard to define. Hint- The words that can fill in the blank in this sentence are all prepositions The squirrel ran __BEHIND__ the tree.
about above according to across after against along along with among apart from around as as for at because of before behind below beneath beside between beyond but* by by means of concerning despite down during except except for excepting for from in in addition to in back of in case of in front of in place of inside in spite of instead of into like near next of off on onto on top of out out of outside over past regarding round since through throughout till to toward under underneath unlike until up upon up to with within without
The Prepositional Phrase Recognize a prepositional phrase when you see one. At the minimum, a prepositional phrase will begin with a preposition and end with a noun, pronoun, gerund, or clause, the "object" of the preposition. The object of the preposition will often have one or more modifiers to describe it. These are the patterns for a prepositional phrase: preposition + noun, pronoun, or clause preposition + modifier(s) + noun, pronoun, or clause We found the squirrel under the tree.
IE- when all attentions turn to Helena she gets angry and thinks its all a joke. IE- when Helena and Hermia are fighting, calling each other names. Irony: a surprising contrast between what is expected and what actually happens. Irony can create tension or humor during a play or story. Satire: the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc.
Essay Tips The opening paragraph- Description of the texts (Title & Author), Thesis Statement(You get this from the information in the prompt.) Body Paragraph 1- Description of characterization in the poem. Body paragraph 2- Description of characterization in short story. Closing Sentence- Write about how the two are similar.