Sunday, March 9, 2008

SENTENCE COMPLETION, March 9th

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:

... This year, St. Patrick's Day, March 17th, falls on a Tuesday ...

1. Use a phrase
2. Use a dependent clause
3. Use an independent clause

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8 comments:

Margaret said...

This year, ST. Patrick's Day, March 17th, falls on a Tuesday, and while all the bars will be open late,

Veronica Baig said...

Margaret: You have added what looks like a mix between a dependent and an independent clause--use either "and" or "while". Also note that you need to write three separate sentences; one a phrase, the second a dependent clause, and the third an independent clause;-)

Kelsey said...

1. I am glad that this year St. Patrick's Day, March 17th, falls on a Tuesday.
2.This year, St. Patrick's Day, March 17th, falls on a Tuesday, which fits well in my schedule.
3.This year, St. Patrick's Day, March 17th, falls on a Tuesday; I plan to celebrate.

Janine said...

1. Many people will be wearing green to work this year, as St. Patrick's Day, March 17th, falls on a Tuesday.
2. I am happy that this year, St. Patrick's Day, March 17th, falls on a Tuesday so I can wear green to work.
3. This year, St. Patrick's Day, March 17th, falls on a Tuesday; however last year it fell on a Monday.

Veronica Baig said...

Kelsey: #1--you have added an independent clause and changed the original independent clause into a dependent one.#s 2 and 3 are good.
Janine: #s1 and 2--you have added an independent clause and changed the original independent clause into a dependent one.#3--good, but note that you need a comma after "however".

Tammy said...

1. This year, St. Patrick's Day, March 17th, falls on a Tuesday, this may lesson alcohol consumption.

2. It will be difficult to celebrate St. Patrick's Day as this year, St. Patrick's Day, March 17th, falls on a Tuesday, unlike my birthday, March 8th, which thankfully fell on a Sunday.

3. This year, St. Patrick's Day, March 17th, falls on a Tuesday; St. Patrick's Day is also my best friends birthday.

Veronica Baig said...

Tammy: #1--this is a clause--lessen (note the spelling) is a verb; #s 2 and 3--good; and happy birthday fromone pisces to another;-)

Tammy said...

Thank you Veronica :-)
And a very Happy Birthday to my fellow Pisces as well.

I see the error I made in my answer to number 1, thank you.