Grammar Series: Sentence Types

Check out my new video on the four main sentence types:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4-C38hxF2o

In this video, I go over simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences, including examples from literature. Students have a chance to pause the video, identify the various clauses and how they’re joined, and hit play again to check their answers.

Don’t miss the helpful websites below!

LINKS:

Prescriptive vs. descriptive grammar (Amy Reynolds): http://amyrey.web.unc.edu/classes/ling-101-online/tutorials/understanding-prescriptive-vs-descriptive-grammar/

What is a sentence? (About.com Education): http://grammar.about.com/od/grammarfaq/a/What-Is-A-Sentence.htm

Sentence – definition (Dictionary.com – scroll down to “Grammar Note”): http://www.dictionary.com/browse/sentence?s=t

Types of sentences (LearningNerd): http://learningnerd.com/2006/09/12/english-grammar-types-of-sentences/

Simple, compound, and complex sentences (Prof. Rambo): http://www2.ivcc.edu/rambo/eng1001/sentences.htm

Sentence types (Purdue OWL): https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/573/02/

Kinds of sentences and their punctuation (Towson U Online Writing Support): https://webapps.towson.edu/ows/sentences.htm

Colons and semicolons in sentences (YourDictionary): http://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples-of-colons-and-semicolons-in-sentences.html

Sentence types (Prof. Atteberry): http://www.pitt.edu/~atteberr/comp/0150/grammar/sentencetypes.html

Loose and periodic sentences (Trudy Miller): https://trudyamiller.wikispaces.com/file/view/Loose,+Periodic,+Combination+Sentences.pdf

Loose and periodic sentences (Union College Writing Center): https://www.union.edu/Resources/Academic/writing/Help/loose.php

Loose, balanced, and periodic sentences (BabelNet): http://babelnet.sbg.ac.at/themepark/grammar/sentencestyles.htm

Loose, balanced, periodic, and cumulative sentences (eNotes): http://www.enotes.com/homework-help/what-loose-balanced-periodic-cumalitive-sentence-129065

Clipped sentence definition (Medical Dictionary): http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/clipped+sentence

A blog post demonstrating short, clipped sentences (Stand up for Me): http://tyong.blogspot.com/2010/02/short-clipped-sentences.html

A teacher’s commentary on the use of clipped sentences in a novel (eNotes): http://www.enotes.com/homework-help/notice-short-clipped-sentences-even-fragments-gene-111725

Complete sentences practice (IXL): https://www.ixl.com/search?q=complete+sentences

 

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