Sentence Building III

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In today’s English class, we will be learning about Sentence Building

To understand sentence building is to imagine what it’s like to build a house. Have you ever wondered how a house is built? When you go to any construction site, some of the things you’ll find on ground include blocks, cement, scaffolds, laborers, an architect and other building materials. 

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The reason you find all these people there is because without them, you cannot have a building. 

Sentence Building

 

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Sentence building is the order of all the parts in a sentence. This includes subject, predicate, objects, phrases, punctuation, and so on.

Aside from knowing the parts of a sentence, you also have to follow the grammar rules. The grammar rules that must be followed in sentence building are:

  1. Capitalize the first letter of the first word in a sentence. 
  2. End a sentence with a period, question mark, exclamation point, or quotation marks.
  3. Most of the time, the subject of the sentence comes first, the verb comes second, and the objects come last. (Subject -> Verb -> Object)

Before we get into those different sentence structures, it’s important to understand how clauses work. A clause is a group of words that contains a subject and a verb. 

Sometimes a clause is a complete sentence on its own, but other times it needs help before it expresses a complete thought. 

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A clause that is a complete sentence is called an independent clause. It contains everything you need for a complete sentence: subjects and verbs, with objects optional. 

For example, “We will eat breakfast by seven”, is a clause that is complete on its own. 

An example of an incomplete clause is, “The boys came.”

Example 1 provides complete information while example 2 doesn’t. 

4 Types of Sentence Structure

 

Depending on how you combine clauses, you can create four different types of sentence structure: 

  • Simple: 1 independent clause

 

  • Compound: 2 or more independent clauses

 

  • Complex: 1 independent clause + 1 or more subordinate clauses

 

  • Compound-Complex: 2 or more independent clauses + 1 or more subordinate clauses

 

In summary, to understand Sentence building is to know that it is the order of all the parts in a sentence which includes subject, predicate, objects, phrases, punctuation, and so on.

 

Evaluation

List all the parts that make up a sentence building as explained in the class. 

 

Reading Assignment

  • What is Sentence Building?
  • List the grammar rules you must follow in sentence building

 

Weekend Assignment

  • Explain the major difference between an incomplete clause and a complete clause.
  • What are the four types of sentence structure

 

We hope you enjoyed today’s class. In our next class, we will be Reading Business Letters.

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