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Sentences and Clauses Simple Sentences Compound Sentences Complex Sentences
Simple Sentences Simple sentences have ONE complete subject and ONE complete predicate. Subject- who or what the sentence is about. Predicate- what the subject does or has. Sometimes it tells what the subject is or is like.
Can you divide the sentences? Some people travel. Go to the park. Neither cars nor jets are completely safe. Will you pass me the salt?
Compound Sentences A compound sentence contains TWO or more connected independent clauses (simple sentences, kinda). Compound sentences must be connected with either a coordinating conjunction (FANBOYS word) or semi-colon.
Complex Sentences Complex sentences are made up of a independent clause (can stand alone) and a dependent clause (depends on the other part). A dependent clause has a complete subject and predicate, but is not a complete sentence.
Complex Sentences If the dependent clause comes first (Little guy first), then you need a comma between the dependent and independent clause. If the independent clause comes first, no comma is needed.
FYI-Subordinating Clauses Subordinating conjunctions are one of the ways a dependent clause is made. After, although, as, as is, as long as, as much as, as soon as, as though, because, before, even, even if, even though, if, if only, if when, if then, inasmuch, in order that, just as, lest, now, now since, now that, now when, once, provided, provided that, rather than, since, so that, supposing, than, that, though, unless, until, when, whenever, where, whereas, where if, wherever, whether, which, while, who, whoever, why
Some More Practice Identify each sentence as either simple, compound, or complex. A. Michael practices playing football everyday, and he watches college football on Saturday. B.Sarah and her bother like to play tag; they also enjoy hide-and-seek. C.Jon and Amy love soccer and kickball. D.Although Joe was depressed, he also had a good sense of humor.
Guided Practice Continued Directions: Label each sentence as simple, compound, or complex. We spend time at the ocean when we want to relax. Luke plays video games, but he also watches sports on TV. The streets were badly flooded but still passable. Because Shelly loved cheerleading, she was sad when she didn’t make the team.
Now it’s your turn! Write your own example of a simple, compound, and complex sentence.
One more time Now write a multiple choice question that asks the reader to identify a sentence type. Make your distracters distracting Could your partner get it right?
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