Moms, Dads, and Babies - All in the Same Sentence A creative way to remember sentence structures By: Hannah Fountain MS. Educational Psychology
A Simple Sentence Structure – AKA: Someone Who is Single. • S+V • S= an independent clause • It’s the bare minimum, but it can also have little facets. Just like people, everyone is unique! • Adjectives & adverbs • Phrases: • Prepositional (prep) • Infinitive verb phrases (IVP) • Gerund phrases (-ing) • Introductory Phrases (Intro) Henrysmiled. Handsome Henrysmiled. Handsome Henrysmiled at Vanessa. Handsome Henrysmiled sincerely at Vanessa. Early in the morning, handsome Henrysmiled sincerely at Vanessa. S+V
CAUTION!!! Don’t get confused when looking at a sentence that looks like conjoined twins.AKA: a sentence with compound subjects or verbs. • S+S+V (Sally and Susannaread British literature daily.) • S+V+V (Sallydances and singsafter the football games on Friday nights.) • S+S+V+V (Sally and Susannasing and dance simultaneously.) • THEY are ALL still SIMPLE SENTENCES!
A Compound Sentence Structure – aka: “The Married Couple” , for , and , nor , but , or , yet , so ; • S+V S+V • CD= Two dependent clauses joined by a conjunction • So, boy meets girl, and they get married. • EX: Handsome Henrymet Cindy, and theyfell in love! • Reminder – facets still exist! Look for the wedding ring first, and then ask yourself, “Is this a true marriage?” (Is there a subject and verb on each side of the conjunction?)
A Complex Sentence Structure –The Complexities of a Breakup:AKA: A Single Parent with a Baby • CX = a dependent (baby) clause and an independent (parent) clause: • Subordinating conjunctions are like diapers. They should speak to you: “Change me! I’m a baby! I need you!” [S+V] S+V Don’t forget! S+V [S+V]
Complex examples: • [Even though Mollyate breakfast], sheate again (after an hour). • [Since it is raining outside], wecannot go to the beach. • Ilove to listen to music and visit (with my friends) (on the phone) [wheneverIam (at home) (in my room).] • NOW YOU CREATE A COMPLEX SENTENCE WITH A COMPLEX SITUATION…
A Compound Complex Sentence StructureAKA: “The Entire Family” = Mom + Dad + Baby • CDCX = two independent clauses and at least one dependent clause. • A conjunction AND a subordinating conjunction will help to identify the clauses. • Remember, all the facets make each family unique! [Whenhewas little], Andrewdreamed of being a firefighter [ashegot older], hechanged his mind drastically. , but Look! TWINS!
Let’s play kahoot to see how much you’ve learned! • https://play.kahoot.it/v2/?quizId=7b594c24-2f03-4414-92f5-800ef1ce7d1c