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Sentence Structure for Dummies <ul><li>The Ultimate User Guide </li></ul>
What is sentence structure? <ul><li>It means: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not having fragments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keepin...
Examples <ul><li>Let’s look at some examples bad sentence structure. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Went to the movie. Walked to th...
What are fragments? <ul><li>Fragments are sentence segments that do not form a complete sentence. </li></ul><ul><li>They m...
Examples <ul><li>I to the store </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This sentence is missing a verb. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Went to the ...
Verb Tesnses <ul><li>If one doesn’t keep their tense consistent, then they confuse the reader. </li></ul><ul><li>You shoul...
Examples <ul><li>These are some examples of inconsistent verb tenses in use. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>She had would go to the...
Comma Usage <ul><li>There are many rules for how commas can be used and it can often be challenging to figure it out. </li...
Examples <ul><li>John went to the store and bought eggs bacon grits and pancakes. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Correct: John went...
Additional Resources <ul><li>Moodipedia recommends using  http://www.chompchomp.com  for extra help </li></ul><ul><li>Go t...
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Sentence Structure

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Sentence Structure

  1. 1. Sentence Structure for Dummies <ul><li>The Ultimate User Guide </li></ul>
  2. 2. What is sentence structure? <ul><li>It means: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not having fragments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keeping verb tense consistent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Having good comma usage </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Examples <ul><li>Let’s look at some examples bad sentence structure. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Went to the movie. Walked to the store </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He was very excited, because the movie is great. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He was happy interested and joyous. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. What are fragments? <ul><li>Fragments are sentence segments that do not form a complete sentence. </li></ul><ul><li>They might be missing a part of sentence like a subject or a verb. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Examples <ul><li>I to the store </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This sentence is missing a verb. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Went to the store. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This sentence is missing a subject </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Verb Tesnses <ul><li>If one doesn’t keep their tense consistent, then they confuse the reader. </li></ul><ul><li>You should choose one tense and stick with it. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Past, Present, or Future </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Examples <ul><li>These are some examples of inconsistent verb tenses in use. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>She had would go to the store. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>John did gone to Charlottesville. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Are you starting to get the idea? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Comma Usage <ul><li>There are many rules for how commas can be used and it can often be challenging to figure it out. </li></ul><ul><li>The next slide will have just some of a few common mistakes. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Examples <ul><li>John went to the store and bought eggs bacon grits and pancakes. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Correct: John went to the store and bought eggs , bacon , grits , and pancakes. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Alex was tired but he still had to run the race. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Correct: Alex was tired , but he still had to run the race. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Additional Resources <ul><li>Moodipedia recommends using http://www.chompchomp.com for extra help </li></ul><ul><li>Go to http://www.quia.com/shared for games about sentence structure. </li></ul>

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