We are Learning. How to answer different types of questions about sentence structure. What do we mean by sentence structure?. How sentences are constructed by the author. How words are arranged in the sentence. Features you may be asked about. Inversion. Types of punctuation used.
How to answer different types of questions about sentence structure.
The car went faster and faster along the road.
The mountains were covered in a blanket of snow.
The man was reckless.
Inversion/ Anastrophe occurs when an author reverses this word order for artistic purposes.For example,Faster and faster along the road went the car.Covered in a blanket of snow were the mountains.Reckless was the man.
(usually at beginning or end of sentence).
1. Mention that the author has used inversion/ anastrophe.
2. Also mention what he is emphasising. What is the effect of the inversion?
2.that someone is speaking loudly.
4.that someone is making a command.
David has three sisters: Fiona, Heather and Iona.
Africa is facing a terrifying problem: perpetual droughtand famine.
To add extra information in the middle of a sentence that is not vital but adds to our knowledge and understanding.
Can be created using dashes, commas or brackets.
My brother- who had recently returned from holiday- waited for me outside the cinema. My brother, who had recently returned from holiday, waited for me outside the cinema. My brother (who had recently returned from holiday) waited for me outside the cinema.
1. Mention that the author has used parenthesis.
2. Also summarise/explain the information inside the parenthesis. Use your own words!!
Why are they used?
Mention that the author has used short sentences.
Also mention what effect his use of short sentences has. What is the purpose of them?
To emphasise a particular idea or point.
Jupiter, Venus, Mars and Saturn are all planets in our Solar System.
“Where are you going after work?”
For hours and hours we plodded through the streets, mile after mile, our feet aching and our heads pounding with every weary step we took, until at last, after what seemed like an eternity and with our strength all but exhausted, we reached the hotel.
The author uses a long sentence. effectiveness (2).
The long sentence contains a lot of pauses which emphasises the length and boredom of the journey to the hotel.
Jamie Millar walked in – the new boy in the year – and sat next to Jason Black. He was really fit. This was a disaster – Jason was the biggest geek in the whole school. He looked a sight: his orange curly hair; his big thick glasses; his snotty, crusty nose. They were never going to get on.
“Miss, should I loan Jamie a –”
“I’ve got one.” Jamie glared at Jason as he pulled a pen out of his denim jacket pocket.