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Sentence Structure

Updated: Nov 20, 2020



Hey! Today we'll look at a group of common writing mistakes that all fall under the umbrella of Sentence Structure.

With terms dependent and independent clauses, fragments, run-ons, comma splices and fused sentences, this grammar topic can sound overwhelming. These videos will help clarify these concepts.

First, browse some of the resources. They are organized from basic, to more advanced. Remember to pause difficult videos and take notes as needed.


Independent vs Dependent Clauses

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbpPw4x5Z1A&t=9s

FANBOYS and How to use commas with transition words

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHnl1O3NGJk

Fixing Comma Splices:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGqGWMoRJC0

Fragments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_loC2XMeqxc

Run-ons/Fused Sentences

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veZX6uI84SU

Run-ons/Fused Sentences

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgNAlmLSUGg

Now, practice these concepts

with this QUIZIZZ game.


Finally, practice applying everything you’ve learned:

1st CREATE an example for each of these terms:

1. fragment

2. comma splice 3. run-on/fused sentence


2nd CORRECT each of the mistakes in your examples.



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