Independent Clauses:An independent clause is a fancy name for a complete sentence. It states a full thought with a subject and a verb or verb phrase.An independent clause/sentence may have … [Read more...] about Independent clauses are sentences.
ArticleArticle = one of these three words: “a,” “an,” “the” (used with nouns)Definite article = “the,” indicates a specific nounExamples:The idea was to give the bone to the boy with … [Read more...] about Definitions: noun, adjective, verb, pronoun, adverb, preposition
SentenceA sentence is words expressing a complete thought.It has a subject (doer) and an action (what is done).Diagramming a sentence to show some of the parts needed to share a complete … [Read more...] about A complete thought is expressed by a good sentence, a puzzle of pieces properly put together.
In formal writing, anything between an initial capital letter and an ending punctuation (period, question mark, or exclamation mark) should be a complete sentence.It should express an … [Read more...] about Fragments are not complete sentences.
Interesting sentencesDiversity matters in writing as well as in life and in nature. Variation in the type and length of sentences create more interest for the reader.Simple sentenceSimple … [Read more...] about Types of sentences
Correlative conjunctions offer a choice (and/or): “either A … or B,” “neither C … nor D,” “both E … and F,” “whether G … or H,” “not [only] J … but [also] K”.Despite common usage, "nor" follows … [Read more...] about Commas—Correlative Conjunctions
Deep sigh! Commas are confusing, but they do have a reason (actually, several reasons) to exist.,Uses for commasListsCommas separate items in a list by replacing repeated “and’s” in … [Read more...] about Commas separate to avoid confusion.