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Topic: Sentences, Sentence Fragments, and Run-Ons. Simple Sentence :. A complete thought Also called an independent clause because it can stand alone (independent!) Has two parts: subject and predicate Example : The bird flew. Compound Sentence:.

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Topic sentences sentence fragments and run ons

Topic: Sentences, Sentence Fragments, and Run-Ons


Simple sentence

Simple Sentence:

  • A complete thought

  • Also called an independent clause because it can stand alone (independent!)

  • Has two parts: subject and predicate

  • Example: The bird flew.


Compound sentence

Compound Sentence:

  • Two independent clauses (sentences) combined properly by using either a semicolon or a comma with a coordinating conjunction (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so) FANBOYS)

  • Example: The bird flew away, but he returned the next day.


Sentence fragment

Sentence Fragment:

  • A piece or part of a sentence

  • Not a complete thought

  • Needs more information to be complete

  • Example: rolled down the hill


Run on

Run- on

  • Two or more independent clauses incorrectly combined or sentences that go on and on without proper punctuation

  • Example: Sadie and her friend played after school but first they did their homework together.


Is it a sentence f ragment or run on

Is it a sentence, fragment or run-on?

  • 1. Sixth graders are the best kids

  • 2. School is fun and I love going

  • 3. English class

  • 4.The best class is English it is the most fun

  • 5. Singing helps learning

  • 6. Grammar makes you think


Comma splice

Comma- splice

  • A dreaded error where two sentences are combined with a comma only.

  • Example: Sadie and her friend played after school, they did their homework first.


How to fix a run on

How to Fix a Run-on

  • To correct a run-on, add a period to create two individual sentences,

  • or add a semicolon (;) or a comma with a coordinating conjunction (, for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so) to create a compound sentence.


Fixing run ons

Fixing Run-ons

  • Run-on:

  • Sadie and her friend played after school, they did their homework first.

  • Correction 1 (period):

  • Sadie and her friend played after school. They did their homework first.


Topic sentences sentence fragments and run ons

  • Run-on:

  • Sadie and her friend played after school, they did their homework first.

  • Correction 2 (semicolon):

  • Sadie and her friend played after school; they did their homework first.


Topic sentences sentence fragments and run ons

  • Run-on:

  • Sadie and her friend played after school, they did their homework first.

  • Correction 2 (semicolon):

  • Sadie and her friend played after school; they did their homework first.


Topic sentences sentence fragments and run ons

  • Run-on:

  • Sadie and her friend played after school, they did their homework first.

  •  Correction 3 (comma with a coordinating conjunction):

  • Sadie and her friend played after school, but they did their homework first.


Fix the run on

Fix the run-on

  • 1. Halloween is coming soon I can’t wait to trick or treat.

  • 2. I might dress Maggie up in a costume she would make a good devil

  • 3. Maggie and Gino could dress as a couple he could be aprince and she could be a princess.


Compound subjects predicates

Compound Subjects/Predicates


Compound subject

Compound Subject

  • Compound Subject:

  • Two or more subjects in the sentence

  • Example: The little girl and the boy walked to school today.


Complete compound subject

Complete Compound Subject

  • Complete Compound Subject:

  • The words that are performing the action plus the modifiers accompanying it/them

  • Example: The little girl and the boy


Compound predicate

Compound Predicate

  • Compound Predicate:

  • Two or more verbs in the predicate joined by a coordinating conjunction and have the same subject

  • Example: The little girl and the boy walked to school and ate breakfast.

  • Example: The little girl and the boy had walked to school and were eating breakfast.


Complete compound predicate

Complete Compound Predicate

  • Complete Compound Predicate:

  • The words that are performing the action plus the modifiers accompanying it/them

  • Example: The little girl and the boy  


Coordinating conjunction song do your ears hang low

Coordinating Conjunction Song:“Do your ears hang low?”

  • For…and…

  • nor, but, or, yet, so- the FANBOYS!

  • They coordinate words, phrases, and clauses

  • Put them with a comma

  • They create a sentence

  • that is called Com--pound!

  • If …you…

  • have a run-on

  • There are things that you can do

  • Put a semicolon

  • Or a comma, CC

  • Between the sentences

  • Also called IC’s

  • Or put a per- i- od!


Topic sentences sentence fragments and run ons

  • IC, IC, semicolon- compound

  • IC, IC, comma/fanboys- compound


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