2 Simple Sentence A black cat ran across the street. A simple sentence has one complete subject and one complete predicate.A simple sentence can also be called an independent clause.A black catran across the street.
3 Independent ClauseAn independent clause can stand alone because it ALWAYS has at least one subject and one verb.It is a phrase if it does not have at least one subject and one verb.Example: The kids went to the cafeteria for their lunch.
4 Compound SentenceA compound sentence contains two or more simple sentences.Each simple sentence is called an independent clause because it can stand alone.Independent clauses may be joined by a comma followed by a coordinating conjunction.Independent clauses may be joined by a semi colon (;).
5 What are some coordinating conjunctions found in a compound sentence? butyes
6 FANBOYS help us remember our coordinating conjunctions
7 Compound Sentences with a Comma and a Conjunction The kids played on the playground, and the mothers drank coffee.Most of the students studied for their test, but a few played video games instead.
8 Compound SentenceIdentify the conjunctions in each of the following compound sentences:I went to the store,butmy mother stayed home.The shoes are in the closet,andthe sweaters are in thedrawer.The player kicked the ballsothe team won the game.The sun was out,yetit felt very cold outside.
9 Compound Sentences with a Semicolon The sky was grey; the clouds were full of rain.Most of the students studied for their test; a few played video games instead.
10 CAREFUL!!! Remember a simple sentence can have a compound subject or a compound predicate. These sentences are still simple sentences.The fat cat and the black dog were good friends.The students ran and played after school.
11 Simple and Compound Sentences Are the following sentences simple or compound sentences?I want to eat cake and ice cream.We went to the party, and they served cake and ice cream.We went to the party and ate cake and ice cream.
12 Simple and Compound Sentences Take a few minutes to complete the compound sentence strip activity
13 We went to the movies after we ate dinner. Complex SentencesA complex sentence contains a main or independent clause and one or more dependent clauses.We went to the movies after we ate dinner.
14 Complex Sentences Example: Independent clause: We went to the movies. An independent clause can stand alone as a simple sentence.Example:Independent clause: We went to the movies.
15 Complex Sentences Example: dependent clause: After we ate dinner A dependent clause has a subject and a predicate, but it is not a complete sentence. It depends on the main or independent clauseto complete its meaning.Example:dependent clause: After we ate dinner
16 Complex Sentences Independent Clause We were sailing on the lake We didn’t knowThis is the place.Dependent Clause when the thunderstorm hit. that the paint was wet. where I dropped my pen
17 Common subordinating conjunctions after before though whenever if where unless as since until whereas when because than although wherever
18 Are the following independent or dependent clauses? when we get off of the planewe will go to school todayuntil school finishes for the daywhenever he eats pizzaI did all of my homework and choresafter the rain stopsbecause he studied so hard
19 Add a main or independent clause to each of the following dependent clauses to make a complex sentence.after I did my chores.until it is dark outside.who ran for class presidentthat makes me feel sicksince she was a small childwhere we went on vacationbecause the dogs barked
20 Compound Complex sentences A compound-complex sentence is made from two independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses.Example: Although I like to go camping, I haven't had the time to go lately, and I haven't found anyone to go with.independent clause 1: I haven't had the time to go latelyindependent clause 2: I haven't found anyone to go withdependent clause: Although I like to go camping...
21 Take a few minutes to complete complex sentence strip activity.
22 Last Friday I went to the movies. I went to the movies with my friends Last Friday I went to the movies. I went to the movies with my friends. We saw the movie called Puss in Boots. We bought tickets. We bought popcorn. We went to our seats. The curtains opened. The advertisements started. The movie then started. It was a good movie. My friends and I had fun.
23 Last Friday I went to the movies with my friends from school Last Friday I went to the movies with my friends from school. We saw the movie called Puss in Boots. Before we bought popcorn, we bought our tickets. We went to our seats, and then the curtains opened. After the advertisements finished, the movie started. It was a good movie, and my friends and I had fun.
24 There was a big storm last Friday. The wind blew hard There was a big storm last Friday. The wind blew hard. The rain poured down from the sky. We heard lightening. The thunder scared us. Suddenly, the lights went out. We lost our electricity. We could not see. My mother found flashlights that helped us move around the house. My father started a fire in the fireplace. We snuggled under our blankets. We read books by the fire. We couldn’t cook food in the oven. We made hotdogs with the fire. The storm was scary. We still had fun as a family.