DUE: Tuesday, 5th May
(By Friday to get a Home Learning Praise Point toward Effort Grades.)
1. Reading the Rules below, identify which of the sentences below are SIMPLE; COMPLEX and COMPOUND sentences.
- I looked for Mary and Samantha at the bus station, but they arrived at the station before noon and left on the bus before I arrived.
- Mary and Samantha took the bus.
- While he waited at the train station, Joe realized that the train was late.
2. Construct your own examples of a SIMPLE; COMPLEX and COMPOUND sentence.
Extra Help: Please complete this BBC Bitsesize exercise on Sentences to help your understanding – postitives given to those who complete it. (EVIDENCE needs to be provided though!)
– A simple sentence has the most basic elements that make it a sentence: a subject, a verb, and a completed thought.
– A compound sentence refers to a sentence made up of two complete sentences connected to one another with a coordinating conjunction. Coordinating conjunctions are easy to remember if you think of the words “FAN BOYS”:
- For And Nor But Or Yet So
– A complex sentence is made up of an independent clause (one that is complete and can stand by itself) and one or more dependent clauses connected to it.
*A dependent clause is similar to an independent clause, or complete sentence, but it lacks one of the elements that would make it a complete sentence.
Examples of dependent clauses include the following: (see how it depends on another part of a sentence to make sense…)
- because Mary and Samantha arrived at the bus station before noon (needs more information to be complete…)
- while he waited at the train station…
- after they left on the bus…