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Grammar Lecture #4:Phrasal Prepositions, Transitions, and SentencePatterns(Chapter 19)I.“Because of” and “due to” are phrasal prepositions that precede noun objects.Theseare the two basic patterns for writing sentences using phrasal prepositions.A.In the first pattern, the phrasal preposition begins the sentence and there is a commabefore the independent clause:(19-1, page 385):Phrasal prepositionnoun object,independent clause.Because ofthe bad weather,we had to go home.B.In second pattern, the phrasal preposition follows the independent clause andthere is no comma betweenthem:Independent clausephrasal prepositionnoun object.We had to go homebecause of the badweather.II.Transitions show the relationship between two separate independent sentences.A.These are the most common transitions:therefore, consequently, nevertheless,nonetheless, however, on the other hand, otherwise, first, second, in conclusion, insummary, in short, then.However, there are thousands more transitions.

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