Clauses_Fragments_Run-Ons

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IDENTIFYING AND CORRECTING  SENTENCE ERRORS ª   Les Hanson 2002 Fragments and  Run-Ons
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Introduction This presentation explains the following grammatical  concepts: Clauses (dependent and independent)  Sentences Fragments Run-Ons Semicolons and conjunctive adverbs
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Clauses A clause is a group of words  with a subject and  a verb Subject Verb You stink. Sally is talking. Subject Verb I hate grammar Sally is talking loudly Most clauses have further information after  the verb
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Two Types of Clauses Independent clause (Main clause) Can stand alone as a sentence Can be joined to another clause Fred filled a cardboard tube with gunpowder. Dependent clause (Subordinate clause) Cannot  stand alone as a sentence Must be joined to an independent clause Because   he wanted to make his own firecrackers. A word that joins clauses is a conjunction
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A dependent clause can be joined to an  independent clause to make a sentence Fred filled a cardboard tube with gunpowder because he wanted to make his own firecrackers.   Or Because he wanted to make his own firecrackers,   Fred filled a cardboard tube with gunpowder. When the sentence starts with the
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