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I can identify independent and subordinate clauses. I can correctly use independent and subordinate clauses.
Sentence Structure: Simple & Compound
I can identify simple and compound sentences. I can correctly write simple and compound sentences.
Simple Sentence: -one independent clause + no subordinate clauses -may have compound subject, compound verb, or both Thelma sells automobiles Thelma and Leo buy and sell automobiles
Compound Sentence: -two or more independent clause + no subordinate clauses -Independent clauses joined by a comma and coordinating conjunction (and, but, for, nor, or, so, yet) or by a semicolon ( ; ) Mark Twain wrote fiction, and T.S. Eliot wrote poetry. My brother does the dishes and takes out the trash; my chores include vacuuming and dusting.
Circle each subject and underline each verb in the following simple sentences. 1.Claudia smiled sweetly and motioned the guests inside. 2.Sue and Mitch went outside and looked at the sky.
Each of the following compound sentences contains two independent clauses joined by a comma and a conjunction. Underline each subject once and each verb twice. Then, circle the conjunction. 1.Kiyo likes the beach, and she often goes there with her brothers. 2.The sky looked threatening, so I expected a storm.
On the line, rewrite each of the following pairs of simple sentences as one compound sentence. Use the coordinating conjunction in parentheses and be sure to add correct punctuation. 1.Ants are small. They are powerful. (but) ____________________________ ____________________________
For each of the following sentences, underline each subject once and each verb twice. Then, identify the sentence structure by writing on the line S for simple sentence or CD for compound sentence. 1.______ Geronimo was an Apache; he struggled to preserve the Apache way of life. 2.______ The Apaches used his name as their battle cry.
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