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Notes from 1/24

 

Simple Sentence

  • 1 clause
  • (S –V a.k.a. predicate)
  • Creating a complete thought.

           S       V

The owls hooted eerily in the night.

 

The mice hid from them.

 

The moles dug in deeply.

Compound Sentence

2 or more clauses - all creating a complete thoughts if separated

(S -V) + complete thought + (S -V) + complete thought

equal-finished clauses joined by

(, FANBOYS coordinating conj.)  or    (;)

 

The owls hooted eerily in the night, and the mice hid from them.

 

The owls hooted eerily in the night; the mice hid from them.


 

 

Complex Sentence

2 clauses one creating a complete thought + the other creating an unfinished thought

 

 

 

(S -V) unfinished thought

(S - V) complete thought

.......................SUBORDINATING CONJ................................

 

 

 

(S -V) unfinished thought

(S - V) complete thought

SUBORDINATING CONJ.............................., ...................

 

(if  then   while  although  since  because  as - there are many more of these conjunctions)

 

The owls hooted eerily in the night while the mice hid from them.

      When the subordinating conj. starts a clause, use a punctuation mark after the clause.

While the mice hid from them, the owls hooted eerily in the night.

Compound-Complex Sentence

  • 3 or more clauses
  • (S -V) + complete thought + (S -V) + unfinished thought +

      (S -V) + either kind of thought

 

The owls hooted eerily in the night while the mice hid from them, and the moles dug in deeply.

 

While the mice hid from them, the owls hooted eerily in the night, and the moles dug in deeply.

 

The moles dug in deeply, and the owls hooted eerily in the night while the mice hid from them.

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