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Thursday, April 25, 2013

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  1. Thursday, April 25, 2013 • Please get out the worksheet on Sentence Mistakes and finish working on the sentences we didn’t do yesterday. • Identify what type of mistake it is and then correct it all possible ways.

  2. Run-on Sentence • Two complete sentences joined without punctuation or a conjunction (connecting word) FANBOYS • I loved the cool weather this weekend I made a huge pot of chili. The Three Most CommonSentence Mistakes • Fragment • Leaves the reader confused because not a complete sentence. • Some of the teachers in the lounge.

  3. A Run-On Sentence is when two independent clauses are put together without any punctuation. Run-On Sentence There are 3 ways to fix a run-on sentences Comma and FANBOYS I love going to the movies I can’t wait to go to a summer blockbuster. STOP! RUN-ON! Two Separate Sentences. I love going to the movies, and I can’t wait to go to a summer blockbuster. Connect the two sentences with a semicolon I love going to the movies. I can’t wait to go to a summer blockbuster. I love going to the movies; I can’t wait to go to a summer blockbuster.

  4. Comma Splice is when two independent clauses are connected with only a comma. There are three ways to fix a comma splice Comma Splice Comma Splice (K)NOT right!  Add a comma and a FANBOYS I love the rain , the sound of it lulls me to sleep. Connect the two independent clauses with a semicolon. I love the rain , and the sound of it lulls me to sleep. Create two separate independent clauses I love the rain; the sound of it lulls me to sleep. I love the rain. The sound of it lulls me to sleep.

  5. FRAGMENTAn Incomplete Thought So add a Predicate.  A Fragment can be all subject and no predicate WHAT? Needs more info All the students in the hall. So add a Subject.  A Fragment can be all predicate and no subject All the students in the hall are laughing. Are laughing loudly All the students in the hall are laughing loudly.

  6. WHAT? Needs more info. FRAGMENTAn INCOMPLETE THOUGHT A Fragment can be a dependent clause So add an INDEPENDENT CLAUSE While I ran into the house. A Fragment can be a PREPOSITIONAL PHRASE While I ran into the house, my dog ran out of the house. So add an INDEPENDENT CLAUSE For some reason. For some reason, I thought it was my cat that ran out of the house.

  7. What Type of Sentence Mistake? All afternoon around the house and in the garage. Gestures are a means of communication for everyone they are essential for the hearing-impaired. Fragment All prepositions; needs an independent clause. We cleaned all afternoon around the house and in the garage. Gestures are a means of communication for everyone. They are essential for the hearing-impaired. Or Gestures are a means of communication for everyone; they are essential for the hearing-impaired. Or Gestures are a means of communication for everyone, for they are essential for the hearing-impaired. Run-on Sentence Two independent clauses together with no punctuation.

  8. What Type of Sentence Mistakes? Nuclear waste is hazardous; this is an indisputable fact. Or Nuclear waste is hazardous, and this is an indisputable fact. Or Nuclear waste is hazardous. This is an indisputable fact. • Nuclear waste is hazardous this is an indisputable fact. • The female black widow spider is often a widow of her own making, she has been known to eat her partner after mating. Run-on Sentence Two independent clauses put together WITHOUT punctuation. The female black widow spider is often a widow of her own making. She has been known to eat her partner after mating. Or The female black widow spider is often a widow of her own making, for she has been known to eat her partner after mating. Or The female black widow spider is often a widow of her own making; she has been known to eat her partner after mating. Comma Splice Two or more independent clauses put together with ONLY a comma – needs a Coordinating Conjunction (FANBOYS)

  9. What Type of Sentence Mistake? On the old wooden stool in the corner of my grandmother’s kitchen. And immediately popped their flare and life vests. The friendly cat sat on the old wooden stool in the corner of my grandmother’s kitchen. FRAGMENT: Prepositional Phrases Needs an independent clause. The boaters grabbed the side of the boat and immediately popped their flare and life vests. FRAGMENT: All PREDICATE This predicate needs a Subject.

  10. What Type of Sentence Mistake? A fear of the outside world can cause many issues. • A fear of the outside world. • In the Middle Ages, the streets of London were dangerous places, it was safer to travel by boat along the Thames. FRAGMENT: ALL SUBJECT This incomplete thought needs a predicate. In the Middle Ages, the streets of London were dangerous places, so it was safer to travel by boat along the Thames. Or In the Middle Ages, the streets of London were dangerous places. It was safer to travel by boat along the Thames. Or In the Middle Ages, the streets of London were dangerous places;it was safer to travel by boat along the Thames. COMMA SPLICE Two independent clauses joined with only a comma – needs a coordinating conjunctions (FANBOYS).

  11. What Type of Sentence Mistake? Austin opened the boxes crammed with toys, and out sprang griffins, dragons, and phoenixes. Or Austin opened the boxes crammed with toys. Out sprang griffins, dragons, and phoenixes. Or Austin opened the boxes crammed with toys; out sprang griffins, dragons, and phoenixes. Austin opened the boxes crammed with toys, out sprang griffins, dragons, and phoenixes. Samantha arrived with a stack of her latest hats she hoped the gift shop would place a big winter order. COMMA SPLICE Two independent clauses joined together with only a comma – needs a coordinating conjunction (FANBOYS). Samantha arrived with a stack of her latest hats. She hoped the gift shop would place a big winter order. Or Samantha arrived with a stack of her latest hats, and she hoped the gift shop would place a big winter order. Or Samantha arrived with a stack of her latest hats; she hoped the gift shop would place a big winter order. Two independent clauses joined without any punctuation. Run-on Sentence