Clauses and complex sentences

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Clauses and complex sentences

  1. 1. Travelling alone in Latin America…clauses and commas<br />
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  3. 3. Travelling alone in Latin America, however, is not easy for a woman, and with little money and even less Spanish, this trip is anything but a holiday.<br />
  4. 4. This trip is anything but a holiday, however, and, with little money an even less Spanish, travelling alone in Latin America is not easy for a woman.<br />
  5. 5. With little money and even less Spanish, however, travelling alone in Latin America is not easy for a woman, and this trip is anything but a holiday.<br />
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  7. 7. As the wind whistled and groaned through the trees the dwarves trudged on wet and miserable hungry and tired<br />
  8. 8. Identify...The main clause (could stand alone)The subordinate clause (has verb but cannot stand independently)2xPhrases(no verbs)Add punctuation as needed<br />
  9. 9. As the wind whistled and groaned through the trees,the dwarves trudged on,wet and miserable, hungry and tired.<br />
  10. 10. Commas ARE important because they can completely change the meaning of a sentence!<br />
  11. 11. The things I enjoy most are chocolate, cuckoo clocks, Japanese, teapots, History, homework and cats.<br />The things I enjoy most are chocolate cuckoo clocks, Japanese teapots, Historyhomework and cats.<br />
  12. 12. President Obama said the Russian Premier made promises he couldn’t keep.<br />President Obama, said the Russian Premier, made promises he couldn’t keep.<br />
  13. 13. Dear Jon<br />I want a man who knows what love is all about you are generous kind thoughtful people who are not like you admit to being useless and inferior you have ruined me for other men I yearn for you I have no feelings whatsoever when we're apart I can be forever happy will you let me be yours Gloria<br />
  14. 14. Dear Jon:<br />I want a man who knows what love is all about. You are generous, kind, thoughtful. People who are not like you admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me for other men. I yearn for you. I have no feelings whatsoever when we're apart. I can be forever happy -- will you let me be yours?<br />Gloria<br />
  15. 15. Dear Jon:<br />I want a man who knows what love is. All about you are generous, kind, thoughtful people, who are not like you. Admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me. For other men, I yearn. For you, I have no feelings whatsoever. When we're apart, I can be forever happy. Will you let me be?<br />Yours,<br />Gloria<br />

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