Joining Independent Clauses
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- demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
- use various types of phrases (noun, verb, adjectival, participial, prepositional, absolute) and clauses (independent, dependent; noun, relative, adverbial) to convey specific meanings and add variety and interest to writing or presentations.
Slide 2 - What is an independent clause?
Slide 3 - What is an independent clause?
- Independent Clauses can stand by themselves as sentences, except that when they do stand by themselves, separated from other clauses, they're normally referred to simply as sentences, not clauses.
- The ability to recognize a clause and to know when a clause is capable of acting as an independent unit is essential to correct writing and is especially helpful in avoiding sentence fragments and run-on sentences.
Slide 5 - So how do I
Slide 6 - Period + start a new sentence
- My grandmother refuses to go to bed early. She thinks she's going to miss out on some of the action.
Slide 8 - Comma + a coordinating conjunction
- My grandmother refuses to go to bed early, and I'm afraid she's going to catch a bad cold.
Slide 10 - Semicolon by itself
- A semicolon can be used in the same place you would use a period to combine 2 independent clauses. Use a semicolon when the clauses are very closely related and when the rhythm of the words are balanced nicely on both sides of the semicolon.
- In spite of her cold, my grandmother refuses to go to bed early; she is afraid she will miss something.
Slide 12 - Semicolon + conjunction or transitional expression
- Use a semicolon plus a conjunction or transitional expression such as however, moreover, nevertheless, therefore, as a result, consequently
- followed by a comma.
- My grandmother has stayed up late four nights in a row; as a result, she cannot seem to get well.
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