Finish the Run-on Worksheet handed out in class
Complete the Clause worksheets and Run-on worksheets printed below.
Write a description paragraph on one of your pets. Make sure it contains the following:
- 8+ sentences
- 3 of your sentences must contain a dependent clause
- Make sure you have a strong verb (no: is, am, are) in 3 of your sentences.
- Use a strong adjective and adverb in each of your sentences. (Very and really are not strong adverbs)
- Use a complex sentence (more than 1 sentence, joined together with a comma and conjunction or a semi-colon) at least 2 times in your paragraph.
You MUST hand the 3 items below:
*”brainstorming” page (it should contain 10+ words). Try to stay away from sentences on this sheet. Use 1 or 2 words together only.
*Sloppy Copy . This is where you write a sentence for each word on your brainstorm page.
*Final copy. This should have all the mandatory things listed above. (1-5)
You will be graded on each part listed above. If you do not hand it in, or forget any part of the assignment, you will lose a letter grade. If it is not handed in after 2 weeks, you will get a “0”.
Here are your worksheets.
Phrase or Clause? (Remember, a phrase will not have a subject or verb.)
_________1. Without Supper.
_________2. Danced in the breeze.
_________3. Our oven door is broken.
_________4. After my homework was completed.
_________5. Participating in a game.
_________6. The man in the park.
_________7. Even though I agreed.
_________8. Hurried down the lane.
_________9. Leaves have fallen from the trees.
_________10. Hanging on the wall over a fireplace.
_________11. No one emptied the trash.
_________12. Those large white eggs on the table.
_________13. Our basement is a storage area.
_________14. If I could skate faster.
_________15. Regardless of the telephone’s dial tone.
Clauses: Dependent or Independent?
(Remember, Dependent clauses have subject/verb but don’t express a complete thought. Independent clauses do express complete thought and can stand on their own to make a complete sentence)
________1. That store opens at nine o’clock.
________2. Unless you plan on leaving.
________3. Whatever the circumstances are.
________4. Bottled water was delivered to their door.
________5. Go away.
________6. If our ship arrives early.
________7. Whenever we finish this task.
________8. During the power failure, our lights went out.
________10. Although the dam broke.
________11. Laughing and splashing, the two boys played in the pool.
________12. After I run these errands.
________13. Mr. Dobbins loves chocolate chip cookies.
________14. From the time I was three years old.
________15. Harriet vowed never to do that again.
Sentences: Fragments or Run-Ons?
________1. Please call me later.
________3. Who has won?
________4. Disturbing the peace.
________5. The plant is wilting, water it.
________6. A soccer ball was kicked to the far end of the field.
________7. My firm answer is no, you many not go.
________8. Copying the lesson from the book.
________9. Matt up to me suspiciously.
________10. A snake slithered under a rock.
________11. My opinion is that you should keep the kitten, it definitely needs good care and you can give him a good home.
________12. Our clothes were packed and ready for our trip.
________14. Be prepared to make sudden stops on this trip.
________15. When Ann was little, she dreamed of becoming a doctor.
Sentences: Fragments or Run-Ons?
________1. Her jewelry had been appraised and insured.
________2. After your fine presentation.
________3. Mother drove the car Dad flew.
________4. Talking on the telephone at the end of the day.
________5. Can the roofer repair the damage?
________6. Unless Mrs. Farmington calls.
________7. Can we go along?
________8. Look around, plan on buying at least one gift.
________9. This room is too dark and crowded.
________10. After beginning the day in a wonderful mood, he was rushed to the hospital for stiches in his foot which he received from broken glass, and then the day became worse.
________11. This airplane is old.
________12. Walked and ran in his sleep last night.
________13. A computer class is offered, I’m taking it.
________14. If you need a ride.
________15. Send me your new address.