Purdue OWL Writing Exercises These OWL resources offer information and exercises on how to clarify sentences and specifically discuss sentence clauses, sentence fragments, sentence structure, and subject-verb agreement. Please use the navigation bar on the left or the links below to access the individual exercises. Sentence Clauses: Independent and Dependent Clauses This resource provides exercises on the differences between independent and dependent clauses that you may print. Once you print the exercise, identify and correct the misuse of these clauses. Sentence Fragments This resource includes three exercises on fragments of increasing difficulty that ask you to identify and correct sentence fragments. Sentence Structure This exercise in this resource asks you to apply your knowledge about common errors in sentence structure: run-ons, commas splices, and fused sentences. Subject-Verb Agreement This resource includes an exercise that asks you to identify the correct verb in a sentence that you may print.
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Sentence Structure This page about sentence structure will focus on the differences between simple sentences, compound sentences, complex sentences and compound-complex sentences. You must know how to correctly write these sentence types for IELTS as the examiner will be looking for them when they grade you for your 'grammatical range'. Clauses are the buliding blocks of sentences. So, before you go any further, make sure you understand what clauses are by looking at the previous lesson. Sentence Types There are four types of sentence: Simple Compound Complex Compound-Complex 1. A simple sentence is one clause with a subject and verb. Computers are important in the modern world. However, it can have more than one subject and verb: 2 subjects: Computers and other technological devices are important in the modern world. 2 Verbs: I search for information and play games on my computer. 2 subject and 2 verbs: My brother and I search for information and play games on our computers. 2. This is wrong: Using semicolons 3. 4.
Sentence Structure: Learn about the four types of sentences! Are You Ready To Learn About Sentence Structure? Thank goodness for sentences and sentence structure. Sentences are nice little packages of words that come together to express complete thoughts. They make it easy to understand ideas and learn information. Without sentences, we'd probably all be walking around like a bunch of babbling idiots. :) On this page, you're going to learn about simple sentences, compound sentences, complex sentences, and compound-complex sentences. I'm also going to show you how to diagram those things because sentence diagramming is super-duper helpful when it comes to SEEING a sentence's structure. Quick Refresher In order to be a complete sentence, a group of words needs to contain a subject and a verb, and it needs to express a complete thought. If a group of words is missing any of that information, it's probably a sentence fragment. Okay, now it's time for us to explore the four sentence structures! The Four Sentence Structures I kicked the ball. Psst! Hello!
Perfect your punctuation: 4 TED-ED Lessons on commas, semicolons and more Let’s face it: Punctuation is hard. Even the most seasoned writers can get tripped up on the rules. Should that comma really be there, or is it just taking up space? Should this apostrophe go before or after the S? Where in the world does the semicolon go? Luckily, TED-Ed has gathered four lessons to help you perfect your punctuation. How to use a comma - Terisa Folaron Let’s start with the basics. How to use a semicolon – Emma Bryce It may seem like the semicolon is struggling with an identity crisis. When to use apostrophes – Laura McClure It’s possessive. Grammar’s great divide: The Oxford comma – TED-Ed If you read “Bob, a DJ and a clown” on a guest list, are three people coming to the party, or only one? Looking for more lessons to improve your writing?
ESLGold.com - Grammar - Basic sentence structure - ESL English as a Second Language free materials for teaching and study. The best resources to help you learn English online Basic Sentence Structure There are five basic patterns around which most English sentences are built.* They are as follows: At the heart of every English sentence is the Subject-Verb relationship. The following sentences are examples of the S-V pattern. Note: Any action verb can be used with this sentence pattern. The following sentences are examples of the S-V-O pattern. Note: Only transitive action verbs can be used with this sentence pattern. The following sentences are examples of the S-V-Adj pattern. Note: Only linking verbs can be used with this sentence pattern. The following sentences are examples of the S-V-Adv pattern: The following sentences are examples of the S-V-N pattern. *Other, less common structures are dealt with in another unit.
Transition Words Tests 2 - GrammarBank Choose the appropriate conjunctions to complete the sentences. Simple Past vs Past Continuous Exercise 2 – GrammarBank Apr 09, 18 03:16 AMPrintable Simple Past vs Past Continuous Exercise 2 with answers-- Choose past progressive or past simple Simple Past vs Past Continuous Exercise - GrammarBank Mar 30, 18 01:47 AMPrintable Simple Past vs Past Continuous Exercise with answers-- Online verb tenses worksheets for English learners First Conditional IF Clauses 2 Mar 29, 18 09:59 PMPrintable and online If conditional type 1 (first conditional) grammar exercise 2 with answers-- Check your answers at the bottom of the worksheet.
Grammar Basics: Sentence Parts and Sentence Structures The job of grammar is to organize words into sentences, and there are many ways to do that. (Or we could say, Words can be organized into sentences in many different ways.) For this reason, describing how to put a sentence together isn't as easy as explaining how to bake a cake or assemble a model plane. There are no easy recipes, no step-by-step instructions. Experienced writers know that the basic parts of a sentence can be combined and arranged in countless ways. We'll begin by introducing the traditional parts of speech and the most common sentence structures. continue reading below our video Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% For practice in shaping these words and structures into strong sentences, follow the links to the practice exercises, examples, and expanded discussions. Learn More: 2) Subjects, Verbs, and ObjectsThe basic parts of a sentence are the subject, the verb, and (often, but not always) the object. An object receives the action and usually follows the verb. i. i.
Perfect your punctuation: 4 TED-ED Lessons on commas, semicolons and more Let’s face it: Punctuation is hard. Even the most seasoned writers can get tripped up on the rules. Should that comma really be there, or is it just taking up space? How to use a comma - Terisa Folaron Let’s start with the basics. How to use a semicolon – Emma Bryce It may seem like the semicolon is struggling with an identity crisis. When to use apostrophes – Laura McClure It’s possessive. Grammar’s great divide: The Oxford comma – TED-Ed If you read “Bob, a DJ and a clown” on a guest list, are three people coming to the party, or only one? Looking for more lessons to improve your writing?
SVOMPT – word order in English SVOMPT rule is one of the most important rules in English. If students learn to follow this rule, their English will improve dramatically, and they will be understood. Once a student knows some words and follows the SVOMPT rule, we can say that he/she can speak English. I love Darren Crown’s explanation of the origin of the SVOMPT word order. In his humorous book “Angličtina na rovinu” he writes that English was first used by a primitive tribe whose members did not want to use their brain too much and thus they created a word order which is always the same – Subject, Verb, Object, adverbs of Manner, adverbs of Place and adverbs of Time. SVOMPT – games and quizzes At the moment you feel you understand the grammar it is time to put your knowledge into practice. If you want to play the quiz on the full screen, click on the button below. SVOMPT – what is this word In the second quiz your task is to put the sentence into the correct order. SVOMPT – Arrange the sentence
Grammar Quiz: Sentence Fragments and Run-on Sentences Give your students a grammar quiz, or quiz yourself. Do you know what makes a complete sentence? Can you identify a sentence fragment? How about a run-on? Answers are at the bottom of the page. These English Grammar Quizzes Cover... 1. Directions: If a group of words is a sentence, write sentence. Remember that sentences express a complete thought. If a group of words is missing a subject, predicate, or both, it is a sentence fragment. Example: My sister's cat. Answer: fragment 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 2. Directions: Correct these sentence fragments by adding the missing parts. Answers will vary. Example: my sister's cat Possible Answer: My sister's cat is adorable. 1. ran all over town 2. the red and blue chair 3. the famous chef from your favorite television show 4. the rain 5. swam two miles 6. that little boy 7. read twenty books this summer 8. calculator 9. 10. 3. Directions: If a group of words is a sentence, write sentence. Example: My dog is cute, his name is George. Answer: Run-on. 1. 2.
Word order and sentence structure: Clear English grammar English sentence structure How to build correctly ordered sentences in English WORD ORDER in declarative statements Note: In the examples below, parts of the sentence are colour-coded: subjects in red, verbs in blue, direct objects in brown, etc. ► 1.1 In a normal (declarative) sentence, the subject of a sentence comes directly in front of the verb. Examples: The man wrote a letter. ► 1.2. Examples: People who live in glasshousesshouldn't throw stones. ► 1.3. 1.3.1 The position of the indirect object The indirect object follows the direct object when it is formed with the preposition to: The indirect object comes in front of the direct object if to is omitted Examples: The doctor gavesome medicine to the child. or: The doctor gave the child some medicine. 1.3.2. Examples: Yesterday the man wrote a letter. b1) After the object (virtually any adverb or adverb phrase can be placed here) Example: The man wrote a letter on his computer in the train. b2) or with intransitive verbs after the verb.
Fundament & compound-complex sentences Vi påminns i klippet från Khan Academy om att en complex sentence är precis samma sak som en komplex mening på svenska (en mening med både huvudsats och bisats), att en compound sentence vidare inte är något annat än en sammansatt mening (bestående av två eller fler huvudsatser), samt att en compound-complex sentence helt logiskt är en sammansatt komplex mening (bestående av minst två huvudsatser och en eller flera bisatser). Det är också ett utmärkt klipp att använda tillsammans med eleverna, särskilt om de redan har fått arbeta lite med bisatser och fundament utifrån Åsa Edenfeldts presentation på svenskan. För att de sedan ska få omsätta sina nya insikter i praktiskt arbete har jag låtit eleverna gå tillbaka till sin senaste text i engelska och välja ut ett stycke att omarbeta genom att flytta runt bisatser och variera fundamenten. En sån här samordning mellan ämnena är givetvis enklast om en, som jag, undervisar klasser i båda ämnena.