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Grammar (Sent. Str.)

Subordination/Coordination, Run-ons, Fragments (Combining Pract) (RL)

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Combine using the subordinating conjunction "because": I often have a book tucked into my bag. I find waiting in lines and offices extremely frustrating. Because I find waiting in lines and offices extremely frustrating, I often have a book tucked into my bag.
Combine using the subordinating conjunction "as": I was walking along the beach. I spotted a school of dolphins leaping and playing just a few yards from shore. As I was walking along the beach, I spotted a school of dolphins leaping and playing just a few yards from shore.
Combine using the subordinating conjunction "since": Terrance broke up with his girlfriend. He has been so depressed that it is difficult to be around him. Since Terrance broke up with his girlfriend, he has been so depressed that it is difficult to be around him.
Combine using the subordinating conjunction "while": The Christmas lights in the tree glistened and twinkled. A chill wind blew through the yard, kissing our cheeks with icy flecks. While the Christmas lights in the tree glistened and twinkled, a chill wind blew through the yard, kissing our cheeks with icy flecks.
Combine using a coordinating conjunction: Mel attended church each Sunday. She often questioned her faith and the authority of the church. Mel attended church each Sunday, yet she often questioned her faith and the authority of the church.
Combine using a coordinating conjunction: At eighteen years old my grandfather traveled from a tiny village in Russia to New York City. He only had $14 to start his new life. At eighteen years old my grandfather traveled from a tiny village in Russia to New York City, and he had only $14 to start his new life.
Combine using a coordinating conjunction: I have seen this painting many times. I never noticed the small child standing in the corner in the background. I have seen this painting many times, but I never noticed the small child standing in the corner in the background.
Combine using a transitional word or phrase to coordinate: Bertrand wanted to please both his mother and his girlfriend. He stopped at the florist after work to buy roses for each. Bertrand wanted to please both his mother and his girlfriend; thus, he stopped at the florist after work to buy roses for each.
Combine using a transitional word or phrase to coordinate: The essays were easy to grade. Mrs. Malloy found that she was finished with all seventy-three papers in just one hour. The essays were easy to grade; as a result, Mrs. Malloy found that she was finished with all seventy-three papers in just one hour.
Combine using a transitional word or phrase to coordinate: The angry student was displeased with her grade. She took her complaint to the office of the vice-president of the college. The angry student was displeased with her grade; consequently, she took her complaint to the office of the vice-president of the college.
Combine using a transitional word or phrase to coordinate: The professor rarely gave extra credit assignments. All the students jumped at the opportunity to earn an extra grade. The professor rarely gave extra credit assignments; thus, all the students jumped at the opportunity to earn an extra grade.
Combine using a transitional word or phrase to coordinate: Dalia is a very good student. Her poor test scores don’t prove it. Dalia is a very good student; nevertheless, her poor test scores don’t prove it.
Combine using a coordinating conjunction: The 2011 Mustang is listed as a sports car. I feel that this labeling is unfair because it places an undue burden on honest owners trying to find affordable insurance. The 2011 Mustang is listed as a sports car, yet I feel that this labeling is unfair because it places an undue burden on honest owners trying to find affordable insurance.
Combine using a coordinating conjunction: Edward wanted to study abroad this semester. Financial aid wouldn’t cover the costs of the trip. Edward wanted to study abroad this semester, but financial aid wouldn’t cover the costs of the trip.
Combine using a coordinating conjunction: Each fall the campus swells to capacity. After financial aid reimbursement checks are issued several months later, classes seem to suddenly shrink. Each fall the campus swells to capacity, and after financial aid reimbursement checks are issued several months later, classes seem to suddenly shrink.
Combine using a coordinating conjunction: My net book is half the size and weight of a conventional laptop. The counterpoint to this convenience is its small keyboard and limited memory space. My net book is half the size and weight of a conventional laptop, but the counterpoint to this convenience is its small keyboard and limited memory space.
Fused, Comma-splice, or Fragment? For example, pasta with meatballs, many varieties of pizza, and cheesy garlic bread. Fragment
Fused, Comma-splice, or Fragment? In spring I often visit my Aunt Elizabeth she lives in an ritzy apartment complex on a tree-lined street. Fused
Fused, Comma-splice, or Fragment? I always warned him that she would cause problems one day, she is as cold hearted as a reptile. Comma splice
Fused, Comma-splice, or Fragment? With a downtrodden heart and very little hope of success in their hearts. Fragment
After all the hard work of the day sat down to enjoy a cool beverage in the shade of a large live oak tree. Fragmant
Identify as simple, compound, complex, or compound-complex: The wirey teenager seemed unafraid as he stared down the playground bully. Complex (Subordinating conjunction "as")
Identify as simple, compound, complex, or compound-complex: When the bell rang, the students in Mrs. Murphy's class lined up against the blue wall, and she led them quietly to her classroom: people wondered what she had done to achieve such results. Compound-complex (subordinate clause "When the bell rang" and three coordinated sentences using a coordinating conjunction "and" and a colon to add further detail or explanataion)
Identify as simple, compound, complex, or compound-complex: Tara and Bart stopped by the grocery store on their way home from their date and bought some dessert to share. Simple (Compound subject "Tara and Bart" and compound verb "stopped and bought")
Identify as simple, compound, complex, or compound-complex: I have never enjoyed the sport of skiing, and I don't plan on starting now: I have terrible knees, and I hate to be cold. Compound (four sentences coordinated through coordinating conjunction "and" and a colon indicating that the second compound sentence adds further explanation)
Created by: HGTC Eng 032 on 2011-05-18



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