Complete the following:
Directions: Circle the coordinating conjunction and say what it connects (subjects, prepositional phrase, object of preposition, verb, or independent clause).
1. She hated him but loved her.
2. He or she will be indicted for murder.
3. They will land in Colorado and drive to New Mexico.
4. He disliked her choices, for they were very selfish.
5. He wanted to go to the movies, but she wanted to go to the store.
6. They fished in the lake and in the stream.
7. Each of the children wished for chocolate and money.
8. He appreciates music yet dislikes the opera.
9. They were sad, so they went to get ice cream.
10. He but not she is responsible for the fire.
Combine the following sentences using compound predicates.
1. Every Saturday, John cuts the grass. He pulls out the weeds. He sweeps the sidewalks.
2. Paul opened the front door cautiously and quietly. He tiptoed upstairs. He opened the bedroom door. He jumped into bed.
3. My father read the newspaper. He smoked his nightly cigar. He then fell asleep.
4. Ants crawled all over the sink in my bathroom. They covered my bottle of shampoo. They even ate the sugar coating on my Advil pills.
5. Becky lifted the lid of the box. She found a bracelet and a pair of earrings.
3/12 – Compound sentence, Compound Predicate, Run-On Sentence, & Coordinating Conjunction:
Compound sentence = two ICs joined together by a comma and a coordinating conjunction (FANBOYS):
Two ICS = two simple sentences = two subjs, two verbs, & two complete thoughts
She wanted to see the show, but he wanted to stay in. They could watch the game, or they could drive upstate. During school we do work, and then we go home.
IF THE COMMA AND THE COORDINATING CONJUNCTION ARE NOT USED, this creates a run-on sentence, where two separate independent clauses that should be separated by a period, semicolon, subordinating conjunction, or comma + coordinating are incorrectly presented as ONE independent clause.
They had work to finish this weekend they stayed in. RUN ON – to fix this example, IC1, SO IC2. Separate two ICs w/ a period. Add a subordinating conjunction before they: Since they had work to finish this weekend, they stayed in.
We tried to complete the assignment they did nothing. RUN ON We tried to complete the assignment, but they did nothing. While we tried to complete the assignment, they did nothing. OR A PERIOD CAN BE USED TO SEPARATE THE TWO.
Comma splice = when a comma is used incorrectly to join together two ICs, which also creates a run-on sentence. FIX just as you would a run-on w/o any punctuation in b/w the two clauses:
We signed up for the race, we could raise money for our charity. INCORRECT; We signed up for the race, so we could raise money for our charity.
DO NOT CONFUSE COMPOUND PREDICATE W/ COMPOUND SENTENCE b/c the CC in a compound predicate connects two verbs being done by one subject whereas compound sentence connects two independent clauses using a comma and a coordinating conjunction:
We desired to go to sleep but had to attend a party. COMP PRED
We desired to go to sleep, but we had to attend a party. COMP SENT
Homework: Complete practice questions posted re: above.
Sixth Grade Homework
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