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Clauses

  1. 1. The All-American Sentence Family! N. Williams September 2010 Sunday, September 12, 2010
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 6. “I live a simple life.” (simple sentence) (one independent clause) Sunday, September 12, 2010
  7. 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. 8. “She smiled at me, so I had to meet her!” (compound sentence) (two independent clauses) Sunday, September 12, 2010
  9. 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. 10. “After this act, we’ll make a campfire!” Sunday, September 12, 2010
  11. 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. 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. 13. Let’s Recap, Shall we? Sunday, September 12, 2010
  14. 14. Simple Sentence (one independent clause) The family is only a single adult. Sunday, September 12, 2010
  15. 15. Compound Sentence (two independent clauses) The family is a married couple. Sunday, September 12, 2010
  16. 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. 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. 18. Did that help? Sunday, September 12, 2010

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