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(ENG215 -Rsrch & Wrtng) Mini-Lesson _Combined Sentences

(ENG215 -Rsrch & Wrtng) Mini-Lesson _Combined...

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Mini-lesson: Complete Sentences Sentences have three parts: 1) A sentence must have a subject. 2) A sentence must have a verb. 3) A sentence must make a complete thought. Which of the following is not a complete sentence? Can you tell me why? - Mary ate the apples. - Sarah likes to swim. - Paul put up. If you chose the third one, you are correct. The third one is not a complete idea. A compound sentence is actually two sentences joined together by a special word called a coordinating
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Unformatted text preview: conjunction (and, but, or, so). Two sentences: Mary ate apples. Paul ate bananas. Compound sentence: Mary ate apples, but Paul ate bananas. Do you see how that works? When you have a compound sentence, you need to have a comma before the coordinating conjunction. What I would like you to do today is to go through your report and find any compound sentences that are missing commas....
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