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EN111, Winter, 2010 Melis. SENTENCE EXERCISES. The elements of language. Words: a, the, house, day, my, Phrases: in the house, my day Clauses Dependent or subordinate (cannot stand on its own) When I am in the house. When I am in the house, I am not cold. (complex)

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the elements of language
The elements of language
  • Words: a, the, house, day, my,
  • Phrases: in the house, my day
  • Clauses
    • Dependent or subordinate (cannot stand on its own)

When I am in the house.

When I am in the house, I am not cold. (complex)

I am not cold when I am in the house. (complex)

    • Independent (Can be punctuated as a sentence)

I am in the house.

simple sentences subject and verb multiple subjects or verbs adverbs adjectives
SIMPLE SENTENCES: Subject and verb (multiple subjects or verbs +adverbs, adjectives)
  • The lawyer had a bad feeling.
  • Her client was withholding information.
  • The case was getting more complicated by the day.
  • She was tired and frustrated.
  • When will all this end?
  • On Saturday, she had another appointment.
  • Suddenly, she decided to wear her five-thousand dollar two-piece pin-stripe pants suit and a pair of Oxford shoes with high heels for this meeting.
fanboys combination coordination or compounds for and nor but or yet so
FANBOYS COMBINATION: COORDINATION OR COMPOUNDS (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so)
  • The lawyer had a bad feeling, but her client was withholding information.
  • The case was getting more complicated by the day, and she was tired and frustrated.
  • When will all this end, or when can we go home?
  • On Saturday, she had another appointment, so she decided to wear her five-thousand dollar two-piece pin-stripe pants suit and a pair of Oxford shoes with high heels for this meeting.
dependent clause combination subordination complex
DEPENDENT CLAUSE COMBINATION: subordination (complex)
  • The lawyer had a bad feeling that her client was withholding information.
  • As the case was getting more complicated by the day,she was tired and frustrated.
  • When all this ends, we will have learned something.
  • Because on Saturday she had another appointment,she decided to wear her five-thousand dollar two-piece pin-stripe pants suit and a pair of Oxford shoes with high heels for this meeting.
practice
PRACTICE
  • The coffee was brewing. The pleasant aroma filled the kitchen.
  • COORDINATION:
  • The coffee was brewing, and pleasant aroma filled the kitchen.
  • SUBORDINATION:
  • When the coffee was brewing, the pleasant aroma filled the kitchen.
  • The pleasant aroma filled the kitchen when the coffee was brewing.