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Class: Sentence Structure Practice Due Day 1, Week of September 6

GRAMMAR

1. For each of the sentences below: o Underline the Independent Clauses in Color 1 o Underline the Dependent Clauses in Color 2 o Circle the subordinating conjunctions in Color 3 o Circle the coordinating conjunctions (& their commas) in Color 4 o Label the sentence as simple, compound, complex, or compound-complex

1. If at first you don’t succeed, get up and try again. ________________ (sentence type) 2. The saltiness of the butter complements the sweetness of the bread roll. ___________________ 3. You’ve never really lived until you’ve had a great peanut butter and jelly sandwich. ___________________ 4. It takes about half a gallon of water to cook spaghetti, and it takes another gallon to clean the pot. ____________________ 5. Monday is an awful way to spend 1/7th of your life. _________________ 6. While Tom reads novels, Jack reads comics, but Sam only reads magazines. _______________________ 7. Laura forgot her friend’s birthday, so she sent her a card when she finally remembered. ______________________ 8. Two wrongs are only the beginning. ____________________ 9. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is still plagiarism. _________________________
2. Combine the two independent clauses below into a compound sentence, a complex sentence, and a compound-complex sentences. Add punctuation, coordinating conjunctions, and subordinating conjunctions as necessary. Underline the parts of your sentences with the colors from activity (1) above.

The team captain jumped for joy. The fans cheered. Compound:

Complex:

Compound-Complex:

3. Find a simple sentence, a compound sentence, a complex sentence, and a compound-complex sentence from Lord of the Flies and/or The Book Thief . Write the sentence here and include the book/page number. If you prefer, you may find these sentences from another book, magazine, article, or newspaper passage. If you choose to do so, please include the passage when you submit this assignment. Underline the parts of your sentences with the colors from
activity (1) above.

Simple:

Compound:

Complex:

Compound-Complex:

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