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V = verb: action verb or linking verb S = subject: noun or pronoun performing the action c = coordinating conjunctions Remember FANBOYS (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so)
You must have a subject and a verb on BOTH sides of the coordinating conjunction to achieve this pattern.
Step 1: Cross out any prepositional phrases. Step 2: Look for possible coordinating conjunctions. -Are any of the conjunctions part of the FANBOYS? -Circle the FANBOYS and label it with a “c” above Step 3: Find the verbs. -Underline the complete verb twice in each part Step 4: Ask “who or what is (insert verb)?” -The answer to this question is the subject. -Underline the subject once in each part. Step 5: If you have an S and V on both sides of the “c,” you have Pattern A.
The sun set slowly, and the sky glowed with bright light. Step 1: Cross out prepositional phrases. WITH BRIGHT LIGHT (WITH= preposition) Step2: Look for a FANBOY. AND Step 3: Find the action. SET /GLOWED(verb) -Underline these words twice. Step 4: Who or what “set” and “glowed”? SUN /SKY(subject) -Underline these words once. Step 5: Is there an S and V on both sides of the “and”? YES PATTERN A: SV, c SV
When a prepositional phrase is FOUR OR MORE words long, use a comma after it. COMMON PREPOSITIONS: between, into, of, on, in, over, through, to, up, with, under, above, beyond, around, inside, beneath, by
After the last snowfall, the streets were slick. Step 1: Does a prepositional phrase start the sentence? YES Step 2: Does the prepositional phrase have at least 4 words? YES Step 3: Place a comma after the prepositional phrase.
V = verb: action verb or linking verb S = subject: noun or pronoun performing the action Adverb = Modifies an adjective, a verb, or another adverb. It tells how, when, where, and to what extent. Many adverbs end in “ly.”
suddenly, mistakenly, quickly, sadly, hopefully, never, not, tomorrow, yesterday, today, frequently If an adverb starts a sentence, place a comma after it.
Yesterday, my grandfather came to visit. Step 1: Does an adverb start the sentence? YES Step 2: Place a comma after the adverb.
Copy the following sentences. Label appropriately. › 1. Unfortunately, Mary did not get the money. › 2. During the late movie, the person in the seat next to me talked loudly. › 3. Sam bought a new car, so he wants a new job.