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Acceptable Ways to Join Dependent and Independent Clauses

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Acceptable Ways to Join Dependent and Independent Clauses

This English grammar lesson covers some of the common ways that clauses can be joined in English. While there are other acceptable ways to combine clauses, you should defer to the following widely-accepted rules. [Independent]; [Independent]. Example 1: Jane went grocery shopping at Publix; she usually shops at Kroger. Example 2: Jane went grocery shopping…

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Unconventional Sentence Structures (Part Two)

We mentioned a few unconventional sentence structures in part one of this English grammar lesson.This week we’re going to look at some additional unconventional sentence structures. As a general rule, English is a SVO (subject-verb-object) language. However, there are several sentence structures that deviate (or appear to deviate) from the SVO “rule.” Participle Clauses This…

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Noun Clauses

In this lesson we’re going to talk about some of the ways that noun clauses can be used in sentences. A noun clause is a group of words that has the same uses in a sentence as a noun. As such, a noun clause can function as either the subject or the object of a…

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