What is a main clause? A main clause could be a sentence all by itself.
A subordinate clause has a subject and predicate, but does not express a complete thought due to the “troublemaker” subordinating conjunction at the beginning. What is a subordinate clause?
Define a simple sentence. A simple sentence has one subject, one predicate, and expresses a complete thought; it is one main clause.
Define a compound sentence. A compound sentence is two main clauses joined together.
List the coordinating conjunctions that can join the two main clauses in a compound sentence. For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So
Define a complex sentence. A complex sentence is made up of one main clause and at least one subordinate clause.
What is the comma rule for complex sentences? Subordinate clause, Main clause Main clause Subordinate clause
Simple, Compound, or Complex? Alex hit a home run at the baseball game. simple
Simple, Compound, or Complex? We were sad when the party was over. Complex We were sad = main clause When the party was over = subordinate clause
Simple, Compound, or Complex? She was a good athlete, yet she was not a top scorer. compound
Simple, Compound, or Complex? We stayed home while our parents went to dinner. Complex We stayed home = main clause While our parents went to dinner = subordinate
Simple, Compound, or Complex? Andrea and Armoni went to the store and bought presents. simple
What is the difference between a main clause and a subordinate clause? A main clause can stand alone as a sentence, but a subordinate clause cannot be a sentence on its own.
What is a run-on? Two sentences that are joined together incorrectly.
Fix this run-on sentence: My brother loves to run he is going to join track. My brother loves to run, so he is going to join track. My brother loves to run; he is going to join track. My brother loves to run. He is going to join track. My brother is going to join track because he loves to run.