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Basics of Clause and Sentence Structure

A Handbook for New and Experienced Writers

by James R. Wachob

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Published by Vantage Press .
Written in English

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  • General,
  • Language Experience Approach,
  • Education,
  • Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy

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    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages50
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    Open LibraryOL10472878M
    ISBN 100533156343
    ISBN 109780533156344
    OCLC/WorldCa166378566


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Basics of Clause and Sentence Structure: A Handbook for New and Experienced Writers Paperback – September 1, by James R Wachob (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editionsAuthor: James R Wachob.

An Introduction to English Sentence Structure puts the study of English sentences into the meaningful perspective provided by the broad essentials of functionalism. The book starts from the premise that the structure of language reflects the structure of events in everyday experience.

SENTENCE STRUCTURE BASICS All sentences consist of one or more clauses. A clause is a group of words that contains a subject and a verb.

Some clauses are independent, and others are dependent. For a sentence to be complete, it must contain at least one independent clause. INDEPENDENT AND DEPENDENT CLAUSESFile Size: KB. Sentence Structure Basics. To understand sentence structure, you must first be able to identify a clause: a group of grammatically related words that includes a subject and a predicate.

A subject is a noun or pronoun that performs the action in a clause or that the clause is about. The physician called the lab. The restaurant had no tables available.

The CFO will announce first-quarter. Sentence Structures There are four main types of sentence structures: simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex. In the examples above, Sentence 1 is a simple sentence, while Sentence 2 is complex.

SIMPLE SENTENCES have one main clause (one subject +. A clause is a group of words containing a subject and verb. An independent clause is a simple sentence. It can stand on its own.

Independent clause: An independent clause can stand alone as a sentence. It contains a subject and a verb and is a complete idea. I like spaghetti. He reads many books.

Dependent clause: A dependent clause is not a complete sentence. It must be attached to an independent clause to become : Paul Lai.

A simple sentence is a sentence with just one independent clause (also called a main clause): Judy laughed.

A compound sentence contains at least two independent clauses: Judy laughed and Jimmy cried. A complex sentence contains an independent clause and at least one dependent clause: Jimmy cried when Judy laughed. clause constitutes a whole sentence, in written English it must begin with a capital letter and end in a period or its equivalent.

When multiple clauses combine to constitute a sentence, the individual clauses may require spe-cial punctuation, such as separation by commas. Certainly, the single-clause. I understood the mathematics of sentence structure in a way I could never understand numbers.

It begins with a dependent clause spend some time with a grammar book. A basic grammar book. Clauses Worksheet – Here’s a fun, mall-themed worksheet to help your students better recognizes clauses and sentence structure.

Students identify the subjects, predicates, and objects in 15 sentences and determine how many clauses are in each sentence. Then students write original sentences with a variety of clauses. Clauses Worksheet 01 | RTF. Sometimes the clauses are placed in a hierarchy: the more important ones are main clauses, while the less important are subordinate clauses.

A main or coordinate clause could stand on its own as a sentence, but a subordinate clause works only within a sentence. A subordinate clause can do the job of other clause elements.

Note that in (2) the second clause has become an adverbial modifier of the verb in the first -- it answers the question "Did when?" This means that although both (1) and (2) consist of two clauses, the clause structure of the two sentences is significantly different.

Example (1) consists of two main clauses: She did the dishes he went swimming. Clauses and Phrases For Proper Sentence Structure Purpose: Writing is the primary basis upon which your work, your learning, and your intellect will be judged—in college, in the workplace, and in the community.

Writing is an essential job skill. The understanding of sentence structure is essential for communication with other people. Simple Sentences. Simple sentences are, unsurprisingly, the easiest type of sentence for students to grasp and construct for themselves.

Often these types of sentence will be the first sentences that children write by themselves and they follow the well known Subject - Verb - Object or SVO pattern. The subject of the sentence will be the noun that begins the sentence. The four main sections regarding English sentence structure are: 1.

Basic Clause Structure 2. Phrase 3. Clause Types 4. The 4 Sentence Types Sentence Structure in English Writing 1. Basic Clause Structure Right or Wrong. In the park a young boy yesterday a black snake bit.

Wrong. The reader of the above sentence may not understand who or what. These sentence fragments can’t function without an independent clause. The independent clause can come before or after the dependent clause.

However, if a dependent clause comes first, it must be followed by a comma. When an independent clause and one or more dependent clauses appear together, the sentence is complex. The subordinate clause is joined to the main clause through subordinating conjunctions such as when, while and before.

For example 'we all went outside when the sun came out.', 'because I am reading a long book, my time is limited.' Basic complex sentence with a dependent clause: Has a dependent clause following main clause. Clauses and sentences - English Grammar Today - a reference to written and spoken English grammar and usage - Cambridge Dictionary.

At the most basic level, the English sentence structure follows a simple rule. First, we have a subject (who or what the sentence is about) and then we have a verb (what is that subject doing/did/will do). Tom reads a book. I play basketball. My mother cooks dinner. My brother and I like movies.

To get you started, Sentence structure. Try this multiple-choice grammar quiz that tests your knowledge of sentence structure and different sentence types. Ten questions that can be done online or printed out for classroom use.

one or more independent clauses b) two or more independent clauses. Independent clauses can be joined by using. a coordinating conjunction. Sentences from Scratch I. Teaching Parts of Speech for Sentence Development - the warm-up - what guides instruction - activities that make sense II.

Using the Clause to Build Sentences of Varying Structure - building blocks of sentence writing - the clause - components of a lesson • P.O. Box Greenville, SC [email protected] 4 Simple sentences A simple sentence has only one clause, which must be an independent clause.

The word “simple” does not necessarily mean “easy”; simple sentences can also contain phrases, so they are often long and complicated.

However, they still have only one subject and one finite verb. The diagram below illustrates the basic elements of a simple sentence. Types of Clauses in English with Functions and Examples gives an overview of all the clauses in the English language.

A clause is a group of words that includes a subject and a verb and forms a simple sentence or part of non-simple sentence. The finite verb is most central to what constitutes a clause. A sentence is composed of one or more clauses. A clause contains a subject and verb.

Independent and Dependent Clauses There are two types of clauses: independent clauses and dependent clauses. A sentence contains at least one independent clause and may contain one or more dependent clauses.

An independent clause (or main clause). The Main Types of Sentences. There are 4 main types of sentences. These are: Simple sentence: Just as it sounds, it contains one independent clause.; Complex sentences: It is a combination of independent and dependent independent clauses are usually more than one while the dependent clauses are usually one.

Sentences are made of clauses, independent or dependent & independent together. The number of clauses in a sentence helps identify the sentence structure. There are 3 main types of sentence structure to teach your students: Simple Sentences – one independent clause “We went to the shops.” Compound Sentences – two or more independent.

Can you rearrange clauses confidently. This book explains all. A complete foundation in word order and sentence structure for the English language, Word Order in English Sentences is a full self-study guide that takes you from the basic rules through to flexible structures. As well as learning the standard building blocks of English, you’ll Reviews: The Grammar Rules for Basic Clause Structure in English.

A basic sentence is composed of at least one independent clause. A clause is composed of a minimum of a subject and a predicate. Without one of these elements, the clause is ungrammatical. A subject of a clause is an entity such as a person, a place, an object, or an abstract. With relative adverbs - Adjective clauses can also start with the relative adverbs where, when, and why.

They connect the dependent clause to a noun in the sentence. The relative adverb modifies the verb in the dependent clause. That is the bench where you and I were supposed to meet. Six o'clock was the time when we were supposed to be there.

A dependent clause cannot be a complete sentence by itself. Compound-Complex Sentence A compound-complex sentence contains 3 or more clauses: 2 independent and at least 1 dependent clause.

A simple main clause in German can be written with the same word order as English: Ich gab dem Jungen einen Ball. I gave the boy a ball. However, unlike in English, the word order in a main clause can also be rearranged to emphasize something other than the subject by putting it first – so long as the conjugated verb remains in the second position.

The four types of sentence structures are simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex. The quantity and arrangement of clauses determines the makeup of each type of sentence structure. A clause is a grouping of words with both a subject and a verb that can (but doesn’t always) form a sentence.

If the clause can form a complete thought on its own, it’s considered an independent clause. Tutor: It will help if you understand basic sentence structure. Let’s make sure that you know the difference between a phrase and a clause. If you are confused about this, please do this exercise on phrases and clauses.

Slide 2 — Phrases & Clauses. Clauses. Every English sentence has one or more clauses. Every clause has both a subject and. Adjective Clauses in Action. Adjective clauses don't usually change the basic meaning of a sentence.

Rather, they clarify the writer's intent. Here's one thing to keep an eye out for. When adjective clauses add more information to a sentence, rather than just description, they often need to be set off with a.

A modifier can even be a phrase or clause, as in the following example: Example: She studied in the library.

Here, the phrase "in the library" gives us extra information about the verb, "studied." Modifiers can also be used for sentence variety. See this page on varying sentence structure for more information. The first movie was just like the book but the second one combined two books.

simple / compound Complex and Compound-Complex Sentences Directions: Identify each sentence as complex or compound-complex. While I count toeveryone needs to find a hiding place, and then I'll come looking for you.

complex / compound-complex. Read Chapter 8 in Language Network, pagesto find out more about sentence structure. Sentence Structure. Identify the following sentence as simple, compound, or complex: We can wait here until Carlo calls us.

Identify the type of dependent clause in the following sentence: The small streams that run through the area are loaded. A relative clause is another English structure in which basic SVO word order can be altered.

A relative clause is a structure that provides descriptive information about a noun phrase in a sentence. In the first example below, the second independent sentence (The student lost that book.