Which is better? I love living in the city of San Francisco. I have a wonderful view of the entire city from my apartment window. In addition, I can see the Golden Gate Bridge under which many cargo ships pass each day. I also like San Francisco because I can find wonderful restaurants with food from just about every country; however, I don’t like the traffic in the city. • I love living in the city. I have a wonderful view of the entire city. I have an apartment. I can see the Golden Gate Bridge. I can see many cargo ships pass under the bridge each day. I like the restaurants in San Francisco. I can find wonderful food from just about every country. I don’t like the traffic in the city.
Phrase versus Clause A clause is a group of words that contains a subject and a verb. Since I hate the cold, I am not ready for winter. I am so excited for Thanksgiving even though it’s still two months away. A phrase is a collection of words with NO subject and verb. Laughing wildly, she ran down the path. From the back porch, I called for the kids to come inside.
Which is it? After much anticipation, I found out my dog Genevieve is having three or four puppies in two weeks. When school is over, we should go eat at the new McDonalds. After the mall, we went back to my house. After we went to the mall, we drove back to my house.
Independent versus Dependent Independent clause- • Subject + Verb + Complete thought After Friday’s game, people were filled with Wildcat pride. Dependent clause- (No complete thought) • Subordinating conjunction + Subject + Verb After the Wildcats beat Choctaw, people were filled with Wildcat pride.
Four Types of Sentences 1.) Simple Sentence (S) One independent clause S + V + Complete thought 2.) Compound (CD) Independent clause + Independent clause • For F • And A • Nor N • But B • Or O • Yet Y • So S
Four Types of Sentences 3.) Complex (CX) Independent clause + Dependent clause 4.) Compound Complex (CDCX) Independent Clause + Independent Clause + Dependent Clause
Guided Practice • “A few minutes had passed, and he knew it would not be long before he was discovered.” • “His thoughts drifted back to his childhood days when the two of them used to go hunting in the woods.” • “He knew he must not scream, or his death was imminent.”
“The sniper dragged the bullet-ridden body of his brother across the street to a safe area.” • “As soon as he saw the glassy look in his brother’s eyes, he pulled out the same pistol he used to kill his brother.” • “As he opened the door, it creaked, and a little bell jingled.”
Put it into Practice! 1.) Look through your “Sniper” paper and identify which sentence type you use the most. 2.)Work on varying your sentence types.