Simple Sentence Has one Independent Clause (I.C.) Examples –Mr. Mikulak has long hair. –-–- –-–-
Compound Sentences A compound sentence ______________ Basically, a compound sentence is two simple sentences that are joined. They are joined by the FANBOYS and ;
What the Hay are “FANBOYS”? Good question!! The FANBOYS are the only words that can join two independent clauses. They are: For, And, Nor, ________, ________, ________, ________. Don’t forget the semicolon!
So, Back to the Compound Sentence A______________ sentence has ________ joined by a FANBOYS word. Examples –-–- –She is struggling in class, for she chooses not to do her homework. –-–-
Complex Sentences A complex sentence has_____ and _____ Examples –-–- –Since he is practically married, she doesn’t have much of a chance. –-–- –They had their first smooch after they danced! Remember: A D.C. has a subject and verb but cannot stand alone!
Compound-Complex Sentence A ________________________ sentence has______ and _______. Examples –-–- –When my parents were in Africa, they worked with a bishop, and he was their main contact.
So, now I know about the four types of sentences, but why do I have to know this stuff? Because your writing is immature Because I expect you to write maturely Because you want to be a better writer Because I said so :) Any questions?
We have now found the S.S. Beauty So, let’s use beautiful sentence structure in all our assignments. Seeing that I now know various sentence structures, I will use them in my papers. If not, I might see “vary sentence structure” (_______) written in the margins of my written madness.