Saturday, January 26, 2008

SENTENCE COMPLETION, Jan. 26th

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:

... Margaret Atwood is a well known Canadian author ...

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

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6 comments:

BLowen said...

Could it be that Margaret Atwood is a well known Canadian author?

Veronica Baig said...

Blowen: You need to add one of each: a phrase, a dependent clause, and a independent clause. What you have done is to add an independent clause and change the original independent clause into a dependent one.

BLowen said...

I could never understand this exercise, but here goes.....

Margaret always wanted it to be said, "Margaret Atwood is a well known Canadian author!"

When I say that Margaret Atwood is a well known Canadian author, I am referring to my own frame of reference.

Veronica Baig said...

Blowen: Sorry about that. The aim is to help students use (and therefore better understand) the grammatical terms of phrases and clauses and the punctuation associated with them. What you need to do is write three separate sentences:
1. Phrase + the given independent clause.
2. Dependent clause + the given independent clause.
3. Independent clause + the given independent clause.
The phrase or clause you add can be placed either before or after the given independent clause.
I hope that helps.

Tammy said...

1. Earning many literary awards Margaret Atwood is a well known Canadian author
2. I believe that Margaret Atwood is a well known Canadian author because, I have read many of her books.
3. Margaret Atwood is a well known Canadian author; respected for her writing.

Veronica Baig said...

Tammy: #1--good; #2--You changed the given independent clause into a dependent one, and they you added an independent clause; #3--you added a dependent clause.