EXE Sentence Structure 1

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Executive English Property of Defens e Information School Public Affairs Department Fort George G. Meade, Md. 2003 Send comments and ques tions to Mrs . Faye B. Jones . Jones f@dinfos .os d.mil
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    Sentence Structure 1
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Sentence Structure 1 Compound Sentences Run-on Sentences Comma Splices Fragments
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Directions for Exercises Use the SLIDESHOW view. The view buttons are located above the START button. If you are using the worksheet for this lecture, do not correct a sentence until prompted to do so by the slide. Do not work ahead. Use the arrow keys on the keyboard so that the items are revealed properly.
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Directions for Exercises You will be given a rule and some examples. Next you will be given a chance to try the rule and fix a sentence in your head. After the “Try it” slide, you will be instructed to fix a sentence on the computer lecture worksheet.
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Goals 1. Recognize and punctuate compound sentences correctly. 2. Differentiate between a compound sentence and a sentence with a compound verb with one written subject. 3. Recognize and fix a comma splice. 4. Recognize and fix a fragment.
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    Compound Sentence Punctuation
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Commas in Compound Sentences Use a comma before a coordinating conjunction when it connects two independent clauses. Dr. Albert C. Barnes established the Barnes Foundation in 1922 , and he sold his medical supply company in 1929 so that he could devote himself full time to the foundation.
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Compound Sentence Definition A compound sentence is composed of two or more independent clauses (each with its own subject and verb) with no dependent clauses. The Barnes Collection contains one of the finest collections of early French modern and post- impressionist paintings in the world , and it is housed in a mansion outside of Philadelphia. Collection(S)/contains(V) (+) it(S)/is(V) (S)=subject (V)=verb
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Subject/Predicate Verb Definitions The subject character tells the reader what or whom the writer is talking about. Predicate verbs tell the readers what the subject character is doing or being. Subjects and verbs are covered more extensively in the module “Sentence Parts.”
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Clause Definition A clause is a group of words containing a subject acting on a verb. An independent clause has a subject, a verb and a complete thought. Dr. Albert C. Barnes established the Barnes Foundation in order to promote education and appreciation of the fine arts. Dr. Albert C. Barnes(S)/established(V)
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Dependent Clause Definition A dependent clause has a subject and a verb, but the completion of the thought depends on another independent clause in the same sentence. Since the plants in the Barnes Arboretum are
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2011 for the course DINFOS PAQC taught by Professor Various during the Spring '11 term at Park.

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