“Sentence Structure Guide”
This book is designed to provide high school, college, and university students as well as amateur writers, editors and bloggers with a systematic study of the main points of sentence structure.
In this book, you will study the building blocks of sentence structure and the essences of writing a well structured sentence in order to perfect your grammar and improve your writing style. The book comprises nine chapters covering: Types of Phrases, Dependent & Independent clauses, Relative clauses, Adverbial clauses, Noun clauses, types of Sentences, Punctuation, Sentence Problems, and Effective Sentences. Each chapter is divided into sections. The interactive exercises are given at the end of each section to enable you to test your own understanding of the main points or important terms introduced in the section.
In addition, each chapter is provided with an interactive keynote presentation that illustrates the main points of the chapter.
Learn to recognize phrases from clauses:
Phrases: a phrase is a group of related words lacking a subject and a predicate.
Clauses: a clause is a group of related words containing both a subject and a predicate.
A phrase is often defined as a group of related words that lacks subject and verb integration and does not form a predicate. It can contain a noun or a verb. Mainly, a phrase can provide additional information or add more context to the sentences you write. A phrase can never stand alone as a sentence; however, a phrase can lodge itself inside clauses that are either complete sentences on their own or ones that are dependent on the rest of the sentence. When a phrase is within a clause, it functions as a part of speech.
Both phrases and clauses are main bases of constructing a sentence. When combined with other parts of speech, they help build an elaborate system that carry away your meaning. Recognizing the difference between the two main bases of a sentence is essential to build a correct and well composed sentences.
Example: Anna got mad (the linking verb got connects the subject Anna with the adjective mad.
The cat has been chasing mice all day. (Helping verb: has been. Main verb: chasing)
Amanda may run in the park. (Helping verb: may. Main verb: run)
The man has gone.(Helping Verb: has. Main verb: gone)
Did you throw it? (Helping Verb: did. Main Verb: throw)