Complete Sentences Language Arts Mrs. Cochren
Complete Sentences • A complete sentence has a subject and a predicate that work together to make a complete thought. Sponge Bob ripped his pants
Sentence Fragments • may locate something in time and place, but lack a subject-verb relationship. When counting his money at the Krusty Krab
Sentence Fragments • may describe something, but have no subject-verb relationship. Bullying and kicking butts
Sentence Fragment • may have a subject-verb relationship, but cannot stand by itself. Even though The Flying Dutchman terrifies many
Run-On Sentences • has at least two parts, either one of which can stand by itself. • the two parts have been connected together with one or two words instead of becoming two sentences.
Run-On Sentences • When two clauses are connected by only a comma, they are a run-on sentence that is called a comma-splice. Mrs. Puff is a teacher, she teaches boating school.
Run-On Sentences happen • when an independent clause gives an order or directive based on what was said in the prior independent clause. All days can be fun you have to use imagination.
Run-On Sentences happen • when two clauses are connected by words such as however, moreover, nevertheless. Plankton wants the Krabby Patty recipe however he always gets outsmarted
Ready for a drill? • Complete sentence, run-on, or fragment? • Click your choice!
Since the Hash Slinging Slasher Complete Sentence Fragment Run-On
Karen reveals Plankton’s real name, Sheldon. Complete Sentence Fragment Run-On
I’m a goofy goober, you’re a goofy goober. Complete Sentence Fragment Run-On
Cannot cook Krabby Patties. Complete Sentence Fragment Run-On
Squidward is SpongeBob’s neighbor, and he doesn’t like that. Complete Sentence Fragment Run-On
GloveWorld makes fun of amusement parks. Complete Sentence Fragment Run-On
Sandy Cheeks is a squirrel from Texas who loves action. Complete Sentence Fragment Run-On
Gary, tying shoes and meowing Complete Sentence Fragment Run-On
What a day for a party! Complete Sentence Fragment Run-On
The Tattletale Strangler, a dangerous criminal. Complete Sentence Fragment Run-On
Octavius Rex was Pearl’s boyfriend until the prom. Complete Sentence Fragment Run-On
Combining Sentences • Sentences have to be combined to avoid the boredom that would happen if all sentences were the same length.
A Compound Sentence • contains two independent clauses joined by a conjunction. • The conjunctions are: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so. (Helpful hint: The first letter of each of the coordinators spells FANBOYS.)
Ready for practice? • On your paper combine each pair of sentences. A suggested answer will be supplied.
Larry is a lobster. He hangs out at Goo Lagoon. ANSWER
Compound sentence: Larry is a lobster, and he hangs out at Goo Lagoon.
David Hasselhoff rescues SpongeBob. He sends him back to Bikini Bottom. ANSWER
Compound sentence: David Hasselhoff saves Sponge Bob, and he sends him back to Bikini Bottom.