Basic Sentence Patterns & Punctuation Guide. Independent Clause (a.k.a. Complete Sentence). It is. Subject/ Verb. Recognizing a Complete Sentence.
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To Be: I am/ You are/ He, She, It is
Edward loves Mary.
Mary is afraid of Edward.
Edward is outside of Mary’s window. Mary is getting her gun.
Edward is knocking on the glass; therefore, Mary is putting a round in the chamber.
Mary has three favorite guns: the uzi, glock, and AR-15.
Mary has many favorite guns, such as: the uzi, glock, and AR-15.
Mary’s favorite guns are: the uzi, glock, and AR-15.
Edward is not afraid of being shot at.
He has a bullet proof vest.
Edward is not afraid of being shot at, for he has a bullet proof vest.
Mary sees the vest. She is still going to shoot.
Mary sees the vest, and she is still going to shoot, for she has hollow point bullets.
Edward does not care if he gets shot. He does not care if he dies tonight.
Edward does not care if he gets shot, nor does he care if he dies tonight.
Edward has already been arrested for stalking. He is still doing the same thing.
Edward has already been arrested for stalking, but he is still doing the same thing.
Mary will probably shoot Edward.
She will call the cops.
Edward is not afraid of Mary or the cops.
Edward will never learn.
Mary will probably shoot Edward, or she will call the cops, yet Edward is not afraid of Mary or the cops, so Edward will never learn.
When Edward heard the sirens and gun shots, he started to run. He found a cold, dark overpass and climbed up the incline and snuck into the shallow, tight nook at the top.
Cold and Dark =
Shallow and Tight = shallow, tight
It is no surprise that Edward’s favorite writers are J.D. Salinger, the Marquis de Sade, and Lewis Caroll.
Edward was arrested in Tampa, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; and Los Angeles, California.
This stalker story is dedicated to my parents, God and Ronald McDonald.
Can this sentence be interpreted in more than one way? Who are my parents?
Edward wears his sunglasses.
He feels invisible.
When Edward wears his sunglasses, he feels invisible.
Edward feels invisible when he wears his sunglasses.
Edward, a sick and deranged young man,feels that he does not need to seek professional help.
Edward feels that he does not need to seek professional help.
He, however, has signed up at his local Stalker’s Anonymous group.
He has signed up at his local S.A. group.
Woman without her man is nothing.
Woman, without her, man is nothing.
Woman, without her man, is nothing.