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Offers uncomplicated ideas of grammar and sentence development, exhibits the right kind use of punctuation, and discusses type, examine, and modifying.

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5. Darren went on vacation he traveled with Leslie. You can find out how well you did in the following sections. SENTENCE FRAGMENT A sentence fragment is an incomplete sentence. Either it lacks a subject or a predicate, or it is a sentence that is written in an attempt to use a subordinate clause or another incomplete thought as a complete sentence. When he left the house. Ronnie failed to lock the door. A sentence fragment that is a subordinate clause can be fixed by • Combining it with another sentence to make a complete thought: When he left the house, Ronnie failed to lock the door.

Once you’ve figured out the answer, you’ve found the complete subject. 2. What generally persists about a day? 3. What is the simple subject? The simple subject is the essential noun, pronoun, or group of words in the sentence. If you omit the simple subject, the sentence lacks its true meaning Mastering the Basic Parts of a Sentence because there’s not a word within the sentence to perform or receive the action from the verb. ” • Once you strip away most of the other words in the sentence—the complements and modifiers that you’ll learn more about as you progress through this book—you’re left with the simple subject: pain.

SIMILES A simile is a figure of speech that indicates a comparison. The existence of the comparison is explicitly signaled by a word such as “as” or “like” to present a contrast between two subjects or items. g. Marvin has muscles as strong as iron. Fog shrouded the countryside like a blanket. Rita’s words cut like a knife. SYNONYMS A synonym is a word that means the same thing as another word. Theoretically, no word is a complete synonym or has exactly the same meaning as another. There are usually subtle distinctions between the words (nuances), but the meanings are close enough to consider them the “same” in this instance.

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