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Skill: Awkward Sentence Arrangements. Monday: DOL. Students are too leaf the building after school if he don’t have after school activities so the school remains safe After receiving my progress report I no that I need to step it up or I will had to take summer school.

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Monday: DOL

  • Students are too leaf the building after school if he don’t have after school activities so the school remains safe
  • After receiving my progress report I no that I need to step it up or I will had to take summer school.
what is an awkward sentence
What is an “awkward sentence” ??
  • An “awkward sentence” is a sentence that combines two or more segments in a confusing or inaccurate manner is normally called an awkward sentence.
notes awkward sentences please write out all notes
Notes: Awkward Sentences(Please write out ALL notes)
  • Sentences normally consist of smaller units of meaning--phrases or clauses. When the writer combines these units in a confusing manner, the reader may not get the point, even if each part is clear when read separately.
notes awkward senteces
Notes: Awkward Senteces
  • Example: The following two clauses are clear when read separately: I read in a magazine ... Scientists believe they have discovered a new subatomic particle.
  • When we combine these two clauses with the wrong word, however, we create a slightly confusing sentence: I read in a magazine where scientists believe they have discovered a new subatomic particle.subatomic particle.
notes awkward sentences
Notes: Awkward Sentences
  • The word "where" normally refers to a "place where"; in this sentence, however, the location of the magazine is not important. A more accurate way to combine the clauses is to use the word "that": I read in a magazine that scientists believe they have discovered a new
example awkward sentences
Example: Awkward Sentences
  • Awkward Sentence:

What hasn’t been told it is rough to be a child raised in a big family.

-->NOT an Awkward Sentence:

What hasn’t been told is how rough it is to be a child raised in a big family.

now you try directions write the awkward sentence then rewrite the sentence correctly
Now You Try….Directions: Write the “awkward sentence”. Then rewrite the sentence correctly.
  • The best teachers help each student become a better student both academically and emotionally.

2) High school students have a lot of pressure on them being high achievers.

correct answers
Correct Answers….
  • The best teachers help each student to grow both academically and emotionally.
  • The sentence was awkward because it repeated “student” twice. Replacing it with a different word will make it less awkward.
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Correct Answers….

2) Being high achievers, high school students have a lot of pressure on them.

--> In the awkward sentence, we are not sure whether high school students are high achievers and therefore have lots of pressure on them--or whether they have pressure on them to be high achievers. Do you see the difference?

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