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Sentences, Clauses, and FANBOYS. What’s a clause?. A clause is a part of a sentence. There are two main types: i ndependent clauses d ependent clauses (subordinate) But we’ll talk about them later!. Independent Clauses.

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What s a clause
What’s a clause?

  • A clause is a part of a sentence.

  • There are two main types:

    • independent clauses

    • dependent clauses (subordinate)

      • But we’ll talk about them later!


Independent clauses
Independent Clauses

  • An independent clause is a complete sentence that expresses a complete thought.

  • It can stand on its own, because it is independent.

  • It contains a SUBJECT and a PREDICATE.

  • A subject is what the sentence is about. The predicate is what the subject does — the verb.


Subject and predicate examples that are also independent clauses
Subject and Predicate Examples… that are alsoINDEPENDENT CLAUSES

  • Mr. Applebaum teaches at Fisher Middle School.

  • The dog chased after the cat.

  • The students groaned about homework.


Okay so what s fanboys
Okay so what’s FANBOYS?

  • Say you want to combine two independent clauses to form a compound sentence… how do you put them together into a super sentence?

  • This is where you need FANBOYS!



Fanboys
FANBOYS

  • FANBOYS is an acronym to help you remember the seven coordinating conjunctions:

  • With a comma and a coordinating conjunction, you can combine two independent clauses.

FOR

AND

NOR

BUT

OR

YET

SO


Examples using fanboys
Examples Using FANBOYS

  • I decided to go to bed, FORit is getting late.

  • The dog chased after the cat, AND the cat scratched the dog in revenge.

  • I don’t like clowns, NOR do I like circus freaks.


Examples using fanboys1
Examples Using FANBOYS

  • I wanted to go to the movie, BUT I have to go to the doctor instead.

  • My teacher is named Mr. Applebaum, OR you can just call him Mr. A.

  • I love going to school, YET I am not looking forward to all the homework.

  • I don’t have the money to buy the game, SO I am going to wait until it goes on sale.


Make a fanboys comic
Make A FANBOYS Comic

  • Take your sheet of paper and put it horizontally or vertically. Then section it off into 8 boxes.


ATTACK OF THE FANBOYS

by Mr. Applebaum


ATTACK OF THE FANBOYS

FOR

AND

NOR

by Mr. Applebaum

BUT

OR

YET

SO


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