Monday, November 5, 2007

SENTENCE COMPLETION,Nov. 5th

Use the type of clause, phrase, or grammar indicated to complete the following sentence; you can add the phrase or clause before or after the clause below:

... the US election is finally over ...
1. Use a phrase
2. Use a dependent clause
3. Use an independent clause

Note: you can still see previous Sentence Completion questions; they are posted in the 2006/2007 archive in the side bar.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

The US election if finally over and they have a new President.

Veronica Baig said...

Anonymous: Please give your name if you want credit for your answers. Please note that this answer gives an independent clause (#3); you also need versions that add a phrase and a dependent clause.

Irena said...

2. Although the US election is finally over, the new president won’t take the office over until January 2009.

3. The US election is finally over, and all Americans now can unite with the sense of hope for the better future.

Unfortunately I can't seem to come up with a good sentence that would be a fragment.

Tammy said...

1. The US election is finally over and and the votes have all been counted.

2. Candidate Seth Duncan can celebrate his victory, now that the US election is finally over.

3. Candidate Murray West is very happy that the US election is finally over.

Veronica Baig said...

Tammy: #1--this is an independent clause; #s 2 and 3--this is an independent clause, and you have changed the original independent clause into a dependent one.

Veronica Baig said...

Irena: #1--that's a dependent clause;-)#2--that's an independent clause; #3--I'm not sure why you think you need a fragment. For #3 your need an independent clause.

Tammy said...

1. On January 22, the US election is fianlly over.

2. Candidate Seth Duncan can celebrate his victory, now that the US election is finally over.

3. After months of campaigning the US election is finally over, the majority of americans are happy with the winning party.

One more kick at the cat shall we say :-)

richard said...

1. After almost a year of campaign, the US election is finally over.
2. The US election is finally over since the citizens elected a new president.
3. The US election is finally over, and the country needs a strong leader to improve the economy.

Veronica Baig said...

Tammy: It's a better kick at the cat/can! BUT--#1 although it is grammatically correct, it is factually inaccurate;#2--you have the same answer as before (first clause is independent, and the given independent clause is now part of a dependent clause; #3--check the punctuation needed between two independent clauses.
Richard: Good, but did you realize that the US campaign lasted for almost TWO years!

Tammy said...

Veronica,
I am sorry I thought we were just writing sentences to learn how they are to be written properly and I did not realize that the sentences had to be factual.

1. After years of campaigning, the US election is finally over.

2. The US election is finally over but, President Obama has plenty of work still ahead.

3. After years of campaigning the US election is finally over; the majority of americans are happy with their new president.

Veronica Baig said...

Tammy: When you are given a factual base, it's better to keep the facts straight;-)Most of the time, you are able to indulge your imagination with these exercises. Your answers are good, but in #2 you have the comma in the wrong place.

Tammy said...

Thank you Veronica I shall do that :-)

2. The US election is finally over, but President Obama has plenty of work still ahead.