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  • 1. The All-American Sentence Family! N. Williams September 2010 Sunday, September 12, 2010
  • 2. IT ALL STARTS WITH CLAUSES! • INDEPENDENT CLAUSE - • is a part of a sentence that can stand alone and make sense by itself • contains a subject and a verb Sunday, September 12, 2010
  • 3. IT ALL STARTS WITH CLAUSES! • DEPENDENT CLAUSE - • is a group of words that has a subject and a verb, but cannot stand alone or make sense by itself • needs to be attached to a dependent clause in order to make sense Sunday, September 12, 2010
  • 4. You gotta know the codes! S - simple sentence CD - compound sentence CX - complex sentence CD-CX - compound-complex sentence IC - independent clause DC - dependent clause Sunday, September 12, 2010
  • 5. MEET MONTY • He’s a single adult. • He lives alone - a very simple existence! • He likes being by himself - (or with his money) Sunday, September 12, 2010
  • 6. “I live a simple life.” (simple sentence) (one independent clause) Sunday, September 12, 2010
  • 7. Meet Homer & Marge • A young couple on the rise • They’ve fallen in love and chosen to build a life together. • As a pair, they make an outstanding team! Sunday, September 12, 2010
  • 8. “She smiled at me, so I had to meet her!” (compound sentence) (two independent clauses) Sunday, September 12, 2010
  • 9. Meet Ned, Rod, and Tod Flanders • I am a single father! • I love singing songs and telling stories by the campfire. • My boys are all I have and I am all that they have! Sunday, September 12, 2010
  • 10. “After this act, we’ll make a campfire!” Sunday, September 12, 2010
  • 11. The Simpson Family • We are one strong family! • Without two parents in our home, our children would not be able to support themselves! • We rock! Sunday, September 12, 2010
  • 12. Though most of her friends didn’t understand it, Marge truly wanted to be a housewife, and she enjoyed every minute of it. Sunday, September 12, 2010
  • 13. Let’s Recap, Shall we? Sunday, September 12, 2010
  • 14. Simple Sentence (one independent clause) The family is only a single adult. Sunday, September 12, 2010
  • 15. Compound Sentence (two independent clauses) The family is a married couple. Sunday, September 12, 2010
  • 16. Complex Sentence (one independent clause and one or more dependent clauses) The family is a single parent with one or more children. Sunday, September 12, 2010
  • 17. Compound-Complex Sentences (two independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses) The family is a married couple with one or more children. Sunday, September 12, 2010
  • 18. Did that help? Sunday, September 12, 2010