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18.sentence.beginnings - 11. A perfect gerund Having...

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18 WAYS TO BEGIN A SENTENCE 1. Two adjectives Tall, handsome lifeguards flirt with young girls on the beach. 2. An appositive Sam, the tall, handsome lifeguard, flirts with young girls on the beach. 3. A parallel structure Tall and handsome, the lifeguard flirts with young girls on the beach. 4. A question Who is that tall, handsome lifeguard flirting with young girls on the beach? 5. A prepositional phrase From his high tower the tall, handsome lifeguard flirts with young girls on the beach. 6. An infinitive To flirt with young girls on the beach is the job of the lifeguard. 7. A gerund Flirting with young girls on the beach is the lifeguard's job. 8. A perfect infinitive To have flirted with young girls on the beach all day was the lifeguard’s duty. 9. A perfect participle (past participle) Having flirted with young girls all day, the lifeguard left the beach. 10. A present participle Flirting with young girls on the beach, the lifeguard enjoys his job.
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Unformatted text preview: 11. A perfect gerund Having flirted with young girls on the beach all day was a pleasure for the lifeguard. 12. A predicate adjective The lifeguard was tall and handsome, and he flirted with young girls on the beach. 13. A predicate noun A tall, handsome man was the lifeguard who flirted with young girls on the beach. 14. Parallel structure, more complex A tall man and a handsome one, the lifeguard loved to flirt with young girls. 15. An adverbial clause While he stood tall and handsome, the lifeguard flirted with young girls on the beach. 16. An adjective clause The lifeguard, who was tall and handsome, flirted with young girls on the beach. 17. A noun clause That the lifeguard flirted with young girls on the beach has never been doubted. 18. An exclamation Wow! All that tall, handsome lifeguard does is flirt with young girls on the beach ....
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2010 for the course ENGL English 67 taught by Professor Garrett during the Fall '10 term at Mt. SAC.

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