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Published on February 6, 2014

Author: shadycat

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Writing Time : Writing Time It’s February 6. Today is “ Send a Card to a Friend Day .” Which friend would you choose to receive your card? Why? Interesting Quote of the Day : “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” --Martin Luther King (American Civil Rights Leader) Grade Center: Grade Center You can find your percentage total now. Check My Grades for feedback and rubrics. Zero is not final. At this point, no grade is final. Soon that will end. Make catching up a priority if you are behind. Communicate: Communicate It’s okay to e-mail me. I will answer e-mails at least once each day. Communication can be key! Sentence Fragments Topic Sentences Paragraphs : Sentence Fragments Topic Sentences Paragraphs Today Sentence Fragments: Sentence Fragments Which of the following are complete sentences?: Which of the following are complete sentences? I am. The horse enjoys eating oats. Although most students do not have much experience with grammar lessons. The most exciting, glorious, and evocative day in history. A multitude of authors writing popular fiction. What are sentence fragments?: What are sentence fragments? Sentence fragments are incomplete sentences that have been made to stand on their own as complete sentences. Q: What must every complete sentence have?: Q: What must every complete sentence have? A simple complete sentence has at least two components: 1] Subject: the person or thing that does the action 2] Predicate: the action performed (finite verb) and the person(s)/thing(s) that receive the action. The subject and predicate together form a clause. Eg: Today, companies increasingly compete in global markets. : A simple complete sentence has at least two components: 1] Subject: the person or thing that does the action 2] Predicate: the action performed (finite verb) and the person(s)/thing(s) that receive the action. The subject and predicate together form a clause. Eg: Today, companies increasingly compete in global markets. Q: What is a clause? : Q: What is a clause? Q: What is the difference between an independent and a dependent clause?: Q: What is the difference between an independent and a dependent clause? Two Types of Clauses: Two Types of Clauses Independent clause (Main clause) Can stand alone as a sentence Can be joined to another clause Fred filled a cardboard tube with gunpowder . Dependent clause (Subordinate clause) Cannot stand alone as a sentence Must be joined to an independent clause Because he wanted to make his own firecrackers . A word that joins clauses is a conjunction Examples of Dependent Clauses:: Examples of Dependent Clauses: The jockey’s parents, who were residents of Kentucky , came to the race. Pay careful attention to what I am going to say. Unsettled when she forgot the books , the professor gave a terrible lecture. We don’t know if all our stocks will plunge in value . Q: What is a phrase? : Q: What is a phrase? PowerPoint Presentation: A phrase is a group of words that together do the work of an adjective or an adverb. They cannot stand alone, and must be attached to a clause. Eg : in a timely manner, one morning, made of gold, by the lakeshore, at 9 a.m., such as volleyball , etc. Examples of Phrases: Examples of Phrases We need to order more office supplies, such as paper, ink cartridges, and a desk stapler . After the meeting , let’s all go for a cup of coffee . Gardens with cool, shady trees surround the village. It is of no use . Fragments: Fragments Fragments look like sentences but are missing a subject or a verb, or they are put together incorrectly. Fragment Error Told everyone to get out of the way. No subject Disposable lighter in his hand. No verb Before he lit the fuse. A dependent clause by itself Three Common Types of Sentence Fragments: Three Common Types of Sentence Fragments The main verb in the sentence is missing . The subject in the sentence is missing . A Dependent Clause or a Phrase is used as a stand-alone sentence. Mistake 1: Confusing a Dependent Clause or Phrase for an Independent Clause: Mistake 1: Confusing a Dependent Clause or Phrase for an Independent Clause Although grammar is important for effective writing . Students sometimes neglect to proofread their work. Unless they are reminded by their professors . She enjoyed playing many sports. Such as volleyball, basketball, and hockey. How do I fix it?: How do I fix it? HINT: To find dependent clauses or phrases, look for subordinating conjunctions or prepositions. Examples of Subordinating Conjunctions and Prepositions:: Examples of Subordinating Conjunctions and Prepositions: Cause : because, in that, since Condition : if, although, unless Manner : as, as though, as if Result : in order that, so that Time : after, before, since, until, when, whenever, while Place: over, in, beside, under, in front of A: Remove the conjunction or preposition to make the sentence stand on its own OR Join the dependent clause or phrase to a complete sentence with a comma.: A: Remove the conjunction or preposition to make the sentence stand on its own OR Join the dependent clause or phrase to a complete sentence with a comma. Note: Sometimes, this simply means combining the dependent clause with an independent clause in your paragraph. Mistake 2: Omitting the Main Verb: Mistake 2: Omitting the Main Verb A group of athletes with amazing team spirit . A weapon at our disposal to fight environmental degradation . Pages torn from the book. Q: How do I fix it?: Q: How do I fix it? Add a main verb OR Identify the fragment as a clause or phrase and attach it to a complete sentence with a comma. Correct: Adding a Main verb: Correct: Adding a Main verb The group of athletes had amazing team spirit. This weapon is at our disposal to fight environmental degradation . Pages are torn from a book. Correct: Attaching the clause or phrase to a complete sentence : Correct: Attaching the clause or phrase to a complete sentence They are a group of athletes with amazing team spirit. A good way to combat pollution is taking the TTC , a weapon at our disposal to fight environmental degradation. We found pages torn from a book under the desk. Mistake 3: Omitting the Subject: Mistake 3: Omitting the Subject For creating a good marketing plan made the manager praise the team . With a paddle is used to row a canoe. Because he was always early gave him the promotion. How do I fix it : How do I fix it Identify where the main verb is and add a subject who performs this action OR Identify the phrase or clause and see if removing the conjunction of preposition will provide you with the correct subject. Correct: Adding a Subject: Correct: Adding a Subject For creating a good marketing plan, the manager praised the team . With a paddle, I used to row a canoe. Because he was always early, the manager gave him the promotion. Self Test:: Self Test: What is wrong with each of the following sentence fragments? How would you fix the problem? 1. Speaking in public is a common fear. A trepidation suffered by most of us at some time in our lives.: 1. Speaking in public is a common fear. A trepidation suffered by most of us at some time in our lives. 2. After Jack came back from the store.: 2. After Jack came back from the store. 3. Jennifer worried about her grades. As though worrying could take the place of studying. : 3. Jennifer worried about her grades. As though worrying could take the place of studying. 4. The labeling of genetically modified foods is a contentious issue. A topic open to heated debate.: 4. The labeling of genetically modified foods is a contentious issue. A topic open to heated debate. 5. Because of torrential rain causes flooding in the valley. : 5. Because of torrential rain causes flooding in the valley.

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