Presentation on theme: "Clauses! NOOOO, Not that one! What is a clause? a group of words containing a subject and predicate and functioning as a member of a complex or compound."— Presentation transcript:
NOOOO, Not that one! What is a clause? a group of words containing a subject and predicate and functioning as a member of a complex or compound sentence
There are two types of clauses : 1) dependent - a clause that cannot stand alone or survive alone by itself ***also called a fragment ***doesn’t give a complete thought ***may be considered a “cliffhanger” 2) independent- a clause that can stand alone or survive by itself ***it would qualify as a true sentence ***does give a complete thought ***doesn’t “leave you hanging”
Examples of each type of clause Dependent clauses if we are chosen to win the prize when she comes home from the store since it’s raining outside Independent clauses *our friends visited last night *the birds ate our tomatoes *fall is my favorite time of the year
Let’s try some on our own…. http://wps.prenhall.com/ipractice/24/6345/1624437.cw/conten t/index.html If you think the clause is dependent, make a sign language d and hold it in front of your chest. If you think the clause is independent, make a sign language I and hold it in front of your chest. Keep your eyes forward please! No copying!
Why is this important? Remember compound sentences? A compound sentence is formed by joining 2 independent clauses together by using a comma + a conjunction (FANBOYS). Ex) She drove way too fast on the way to the beach, yet she did not receive a speeding ticket! A complex sentence is formed by joining a dependent clause with an independent clause. We will learn how to write a complex sentence next week. Compound and complex sentences are examples of writing using syntactic variety!