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The Sentence: What am I?. Phrase, Clause, Independent, Dependent. Types of Sentences. Declarative (statement): Mrs. Bevill teaches English at Hamilton High School. Interrogative (question): Where does Mrs. Bevill teach? Imperative (command): Learn these sentences.

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the sentence what am i

The Sentence:What am I?

Phrase, Clause, Independent, Dependent

types of sentences
Types of Sentences

Declarative (statement): Mrs. Bevill teaches English at Hamilton High School.

Interrogative (question): Where does Mrs. Bevill teach?

Imperative (command): Learn these sentences.

Exclamatory (strong feeling): Mrs. Bevill is the most exciting and influential teacher!

phrase or clause that is the question
Phrase or Clause?That is the question!
  • Phrase: NO subject AND verb
    • Prepositional phrase: in the store
      • I found my purse in the store
    • Verb phrase: Walking into the store, made me realize
      • Walking into the store made me realize I had forgotten my purse.
    • Noun phrase: the cold winter season
      • The cold winter season will bring snow.
clause not santa claus or claws a clause contains a subject and a verb
Clause (not Santa Claus or claws)A CLAUSE contains a subject AND a verb.

Dependent clause: it has a subject and verb BUT does not express a complete thought and CANNOT stand alone as a sentence

Independent clause:it has a subject and verb and expresses a complete thought and CAN stand alone

dependent clause
Dependent Clause
  • A dependent clause usually begins with a subordinating conjunction.
  • What’s missing?
    • because I like to play soccer
    • although I prefer to eat chocolate
    • before I began my book
    • where I left my purse
independent clause
Independent Clause
  • An independent clause IS a complete sentence!
  • 1 independent clause is a.k.a. (also known as) a simple sentence.
    • The dog runs.
    • I like you.
    • The students go to the assemblies in the gym.
compound complex and compound complex
Compound, Complex and Compound Complex
  • A compound sentence consists of 2 or more independent (simple) sentences.
  • They are joined by a coordinating conjunction (and, or, but) punctuation, or both.
    • I walk to school, and my friends ride the bus.
    • I said I write poems; I didn’t say I was a poet.
complex sentences
Complex Sentences
  • A complex sentence contains 1 independent clause and 1 or more dependent clauses.
    • Mrs. Bevill laughs when she makes a mistake.
    • Because I like chocolate, I only eat a little so I don’t gain weight.
    • I wore a jacket todaybecause it’s cold.
    • I brought my purse so that I can shop.
compound complex
Compound Complex
  • A compound-complex sentence consists of two independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses.
    • Although I like to go camping, I haven't had the time to go lately, and I haven't found anyone to go with.
    • We decided that the movie was too violent, but our children, who like to watch scary movies, thought that we were wrong.
run on or fragment
Run-on or Fragment????
  • It’s a run-on if you have 2 independent clauses BUT:
    • No conjunction
    • No punctuation
    • No punctuation and conjunction
    • Too many conjunctions
  • It’s a fragment if:
    • It’s a lonely dependent clause
    • It’s missing a subject or verb (just a phrase)
    • It has neither subject or verb