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Six sassysent

  1. 1. <ul><li>(tips for adding variety to boring sentences) </li></ul>Six Sassy Sentences
  2. 2. Why use variety in your sentences? <ul><li>Sentence variety is necessary for a number of reasons: </li></ul>* Sentence variety makes your writing more interesting to read! * Sentence variety adds style to your writing! * Sentence variety will help develop your writing skills!
  3. 3. Six Sassy Sentence types: <ul><li>1. Two-adjective beginnings </li></ul><ul><li>2. “-ing” at beginning or end </li></ul><ul><li>3. “-ly” beginnings </li></ul><ul><li>4. Informative interrupters (appositives) </li></ul><ul><li>5. Balanced sentences </li></ul><ul><li>6. Dependent clauses </li></ul>
  4. 4. 1. Two-Adjective Beginnings: <ul><li>Tall, handsome lifeguards flirt wildly with the pretty girls. </li></ul><ul><li>Rickety and dilapidated , the old schoolhouse didn’t stand a chance in an earthquake. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Now you try:
  6. 6. 2. “-ing” at beginning <ul><li>Running like the wind , Forrest Gump made national headline news. </li></ul><ul><li>Saving the best for last , Lisa finally ate her Reese’s peanut butter cup. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Now you try:
  8. 8. “ -ing” at end <ul><li>He trudged along the hot desert for days, wishing he had brought more water. </li></ul><ul><li>Sandy gave the homeless man all the money she had, hoping that her small act of kindness might bring him some comfort . </li></ul>
  9. 9. Now you try:
  10. 10. 3. “-ly” at beginning <ul><li>Cheerfully , she answered the phone for her mother. </li></ul><ul><li>Slowly opening the door , the servant tried not to wake his master. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Now you try:
  12. 12. 4. Informative Interrupters <ul><li>The fish , a slimy mass of flesh, felt the alligator’s giant teeth sink into him as he struggled to swim away. </li></ul><ul><li>The child , face covered with chocolate doughnut, asked his mother if he could have some milk. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Now you try:
  14. 14. 5. Balanced Sentences <ul><li>He runs onto the baseball field , spins around second base , and looks back at the academy . </li></ul><ul><li>Choosing a Christmas tree , putting up Christmas lights , and baking Christmas cookies are all included in my December traditions. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Now you try:
  16. 16. 6. Dependent Clauses <ul><li>Because it rained , the garden party was postponed. </li></ul><ul><li>Since the road construction is complete , Jim can make it home in only ten minutes. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Now you try:
  18. 18. Created by Anita Mattos and Melissa Hilton <ul><li>2002 </li></ul><ul><li>(Resources include Barry Noden’s Image Grammar and The Write Source, 2000.) </li></ul>

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