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Sentences and Meaning. ,. How we use commas for clauses!. Chunks of Meaning. Words. Dog. Barked. Big. Nouns Verbs Adjectives Adverbs. Chunks of Meaning. Phrases. the big dog. was barking. in the garden. Words go together to make phrases Phrases don’t make sense on their own.

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sentences and meaning
Sentences and Meaning

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How we use commas for clauses!

chunks of meaning
Chunks of Meaning

Words

Dog

Barked

Big

  • Nouns
  • Verbs
  • Adjectives
  • Adverbs
chunks of meaning3
Chunks of Meaning

Phrases

the big dog

was barking

in the garden

  • Words go together to make phrases
  • Phrases don’t make sense on their own
chunks of meaning4
Chunks of Meaning

Clauses

subject

verb

the big dog was barking

At midnight last Wednesday, the big dog was barking rather wistfully, in the garden behind my house.

  • Words and phrases go together to make clauses
  • A clause must always have a verb in
  • It may also have other chunks, but as long as
  • there’s only one verb (or verb chain) it’s a single
  • clause
  • Clauses can be put together to make compound
  • or complex sentences.
chunks of meaning5
Chunks of Meaning

Words

Dog

Barked

Big

Phrases

the big dog

was barking

in the garden

Clauses

subject

verb

the big dog was barking

chunks of meaning6
Chunks of Meaning

Words

Dog

Barked

Big

Phrases

was barking

the big dog

in the garden

Clauses

subject

verb

the big dog was barking

Sentences

At midnight last Wednesday, the big dog was barking rather wistfully, in the garden behind my house.

so what about the commas
So what about the commas

Sentences

At midnight last Wednesday, the big dog was barking rather wistfully, in the garden behind my house.

  • Only one part of the sentence make sense on its
  • own – which part?

Sentences

I was really cold, but I didn’t want to get out of bed for another blanket.

  • Two parts of the sentence make sense on their
  • own – which parts?
commas can also affect meaning
Commas can also affect meaning

Sentence

Slow, children crossing.

  • Go slowly there are children crossing the road.

Sentence

Slow children crossing.

  • This is just describing that there are a group of slow
  • children crossing something.
let s practice
Let’s Practice

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The human body is a fantastic thing which we really take for granted but should really take more care of.

School is fun most of the time but can sometimes be boring.

The man ran down the hallway not noticing the people behind him.

When you go to sleep you sometimes have dreams that can turn into nightmares.

She looked around wondering if anyone was following her when she saw a shadow behind her.