WELCOME! Writing Structures and Style Class

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WELCOME!: WELCOME! Snow Day Writing Structures and Style Class! A few words about dress-ups!: A few words about dress-ups! Confusion about function of words in a sentence. NOUN The deceased donated their teeth. ADJECTIVE The deceased soldiers dontated their teeth for the dentures. A few words about dress-ups!: A few words about dress-ups! Confusion about function of words in a sentence. VERB The tree is decaying on the forest floor. ADJECTIVE The decaying tree is covered with bugs. A few words about dress-ups!: A few words about dress-ups! Using these stylistic techniques is like learning to cook. Once you know what each ingredient does in a recipe, you can take some liberties with the recipe. Grammar Rule #4: Grammar Rule #4 Do not use a comma to separate a subject from its verb(s). Grammar Rule #4: Grammar Rule #4 People hoped and waited for new types of fake teeth, but had to wait patiently for 2,500. Grammar Rule #4: Grammar Rule #4 People hoped and waited for new types of fake teeth, but had to wait patiently for 2,500. Grammar Rule #4: Grammar Rule #4 Ivory teeth could be used , but were more expensive. People with rotten teeth hoped for better, but had to wait 2,500 years. People with decaying ugly teeth, hoped for better false teeth. Grammar Rule #5: Grammar Rule #5 Faulty parallelism disrupts the balance of coordinate elements. Blah blah blah noun, noun and noun. Blah blah blah verb, verb and verb. Blah blah blah predicate and predicate. Grammar Rule #5: Grammar Rule #5 The replacements were hewed from ivory, bone, or made from other human teeth. Grammar Rule #5: Grammar Rule #5 The replacements were hewed from ivory , bone , or made from other human teeth . Grammar Rule #5: Grammar Rule #5 The replacements were hewed from ivory and bone or made from other human teeth . The replacements were hewed from ivory, bone or other human teeth . Grammar Rule #5: Grammar Rule #5 They often became foul, green, and tasted horrible. Grammar Rule #5: Grammar Rule #5 They often became foul , green , and tasted horrible. They often became foul , turned green and tasted horrible . Grammar Rule #5: Grammar Rule #5 The replacement would even deteriorate , turn a putrid green and their taste was hellishly unpleasant . Deteriorating, the replacement would even turn a putrid green and taste hellishly unpleasant Grammar Rule #5: Grammar Rule #5 Human teeth were most commonly used and always abundant after wars . Human teeth were most commonly used and were always abundant after wars. Grammar Rule #5: Grammar Rule #5 OR Always abundant after wars, human teeth were most commonly used. Grammar Rule #5: Grammar Rule #5 While the ivory teeth were expensive , distasteful , and they eventually turned green and rotted away , human teeth became plentiful in supply, especially after battles and wars. Grammar Rule #5: Grammar Rule #5 While the ivory teeth were expensive and distasteful , they eventually turned green and rotted away . Human teeth became plentiful in supply, especially after battles and wars. Grammar Rule #5: Grammar Rule #5 While the ivory teeth were expensive distasteful , and corruptible , Human teeth became plentiful in supply, especially after battles and wars. Grammar Suggestion #5: Grammar Suggestion #5 The first phony teeth were made of ivory, which was very expensive, and actual human teeth. The first phony teeth were made of expensive ivory and actual human teeth. Grammar Rule #6: Grammar Rule #6 Subjects and Verbs must agree in number (plural/singular). It was replaced by Etruscans from Italy, who was later trounced by Rome. Grammar Rule #6: Grammar Rule #6 Subject Verb Agreement It was replaced by Etruscans from Italy, who was later trounced by Rome. It was replaced by Etruscans from Italy, who were later trounced by Rome Grammar Rule #6: Grammar Rule #6 Subject Verb Agreement The Etruscans which was a culture in southern Italy invented false teeth. The Etruscan society which was a culture in southern Italy invented false teeth. Grammar Rule #7: Grammar Rule #7 Put a comma between coordinating adjectives. (Adjectives are coordinating when they modify the same noun.) Use a comman between coordinating adjectives not linked by coordinating conjunctions. The replusive rotten teeth would later turn green. Grammar Rule #7: Grammar Rule #7 Put a comma between coordinating adjectives. (Adjectives are coordinating when they modify the same noun.) Use a comman between coordinating adjectives not linked by coordinating conjunctions. The replusive , rotten teeth would later turn green. Grammar Rule #7: Grammar Rule #7 Put a comma between coordinating adjectives. (Adjectives are coordinating when they modify the same noun.) Use a comman between coordinating adjectives not linked by coordinating conjunctions. Replacements of false scathing teeth dated back to 700 B.C. Grammar Rule #7: Grammar Rule #7 Put a comma between coordinating adjectives. (Adjectives are coordinating when they modify the same noun.) Use a comman between coordinating adjectives not linked by coordinating conjunctions. Replacements of false , scathing teeth dated back to 700 B.C. Grammar Rule #8: Grammar Rule #8 Pay attention to modifier placement. There is less confusion and awkwardness if the modifier is close to the word it modifies. Grammar Rule #8: Grammar Rule #8 They were invented by the Etruscans who flourished from southern Italy before the conquering of the Romans. Grammar Rule #8: Grammar Rule #8 They were invented by the Etruscans who flourished from southern Italy before the conquering of the Romans. Grammar Rule #8: Grammar Rule #8 They were invented by the Etruscans from southern Italy who flourished before the conquering of the Romans. Grammar Rule #8: Grammar Rule #8 The replacements were invented hopefully by the Etruscans , who lived in the southern part of Italy before the Romans seized control of them , to fix the problem The replacements were invented by the Etruscans , who lived in the southern part of Italy before the Romans seized control of them , to hopefully fix the problem Review of Dress-ups: Review of Dress-ups Quality Adjectives Strong Verbs -ly words Who/Which Clause NEW DRESSUPS: Sentence Openers: NEW DRESSUPS: Sentence Openers WHY? NEW DRESSUPS: Sentence Openers: NEW DRESSUPS: Sentence Openers WHY? So it’s not boring! #1 Subject: #1 Subject Easy-Peasy – you already do this. The dog sprinted across the yard. Sally devoured the pie before her brother could take a slice. Australia is a country which is also an island in the southern hemisphere. #3 -ly word: #3 -ly word This is an –ly word at the beginning of a sentence and does not count for your dress up –ly. You will now have at least TWO –ly words in each paragraph. One of them will start a sentence. Slyly the thief hid the gold behind his back. #6 VSS (Very Short Sentence): #6 VSS (Very Short Sentence) A 3-5 word sentence. Often used for emphasis because they draw attention to themselves, especially if they appear amoung several long sentences. He dove into the deep end, swam directly to her feet and emeged suddenly, eliciting a scream and a violent smack. She was furious . Five senses: Five senses Sight Sound Taste and Smell Touch Emotion Words The Plant of Life Assignment: The Plant of Life Assignment Download from Engrade

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