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Sentence Pattern

Simple Sentence
Compound Sentence
Complex Sentence
Simple Sentence
•Simple Sentence = a single clause
•A clause = a subject + a predicate
•Subject = agent/topic of the
sente...
Harry Potter is a wizard.

Vampires, werewolves, and
zombies do not usually get along.
Compound Sentence

•2 or more independent clauses
•Conjunction [FANBOYS] with a
COMMA
Example
Vampires drink blood.
Werewolves eat meat.
Vampires drink blood, but
werewolves eat meat.
Elena doesn’t want to be a vampire.
She doesn’t want to kill people.
Elena doesn’t want to be a vampire, for
she doesn’t w...
Complex Sentence
•2 clauses
•Independent clause
•A subject & a verb that make a
complete thought

•Dependent clause
•Alway...
Adverb Clause
•Cause/effect: because, since, as
•Comparison/contrast: although,
whereas, while

•Condition: if, unless
•Ti...
Example
Ronaldo wanted to be a footballer.
He is now a model.
Although Ronaldo wanted to be a
footballer, he is now a mode...
Relative clause
•Used to modify a noun
•Clause starts with
•Who, whom, which, whose, where,
when, why
Messi is a world’s best
footballer.
He plays for FC Barcelona.
Messi, who plays for FC Barcelona, is a
world’s best footba...
Errors

•Fragment
•Comma splice
Fragment
•Incomplete sentence
•Missing a subject/verb
•Missing a clause
Comma Splice
•A comma is NOT used to join
sentences

•Use CONJUNCTION to join sentences
Sam and Dean are vampire hunters.

Walking leisurely in a garden
Missing S or V
James, who likes playing basketball
No pre...
Although we study hard
Fragment > only dependent clause
Because it is fictional
Fragment > only dependent clause
Jack plays...
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  1. 1. Sentence Pattern Simple Sentence Compound Sentence Complex Sentence
  2. 2. Simple Sentence •Simple Sentence = a single clause •A clause = a subject + a predicate •Subject = agent/topic of the sentence’s action •Predicate = verb [+object/modifier/ complement]
  3. 3. Harry Potter is a wizard. Vampires, werewolves, and zombies do not usually get along.
  4. 4. Compound Sentence •2 or more independent clauses •Conjunction [FANBOYS] with a COMMA
  5. 5. Example Vampires drink blood. Werewolves eat meat. Vampires drink blood, but werewolves eat meat.
  6. 6. Elena doesn’t want to be a vampire. She doesn’t want to kill people. Elena doesn’t want to be a vampire, for she doesn’t want to kill people.
  7. 7. Complex Sentence •2 clauses •Independent clause •A subject & a verb that make a complete thought •Dependent clause •Always needs to be attached to an independent clause •Makes incomplete thought when standing alone
  8. 8. Adverb Clause •Cause/effect: because, since, as •Comparison/contrast: although, whereas, while •Condition: if, unless •Time: since, as, when
  9. 9. Example Ronaldo wanted to be a footballer. He is now a model. Although Ronaldo wanted to be a footballer, he is now a model. Although Ronaldo wanted to be a footballer >> dependent clause
  10. 10. Relative clause •Used to modify a noun •Clause starts with •Who, whom, which, whose, where, when, why
  11. 11. Messi is a world’s best footballer. He plays for FC Barcelona. Messi, who plays for FC Barcelona, is a world’s best footballer. Messi, who plays for FC Barcelona >> incomplete sentence
  12. 12. Errors •Fragment •Comma splice
  13. 13. Fragment •Incomplete sentence •Missing a subject/verb •Missing a clause
  14. 14. Comma Splice •A comma is NOT used to join sentences •Use CONJUNCTION to join sentences
  15. 15. Sam and Dean are vampire hunters. Walking leisurely in a garden Missing S or V James, who likes playing basketball No predicate
  16. 16. Although we study hard Fragment > only dependent clause Because it is fictional Fragment > only dependent clause Jack plays computer games, Jill reads comic books. Comma splice
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