Teaching Sentence Structure
Overview & Purpose
in this chapter, you'll learn to spot errors involving sentence fragments, run-ons, comma splices, conjunctions, and misplaced modifiers.
Good sentence structure is about putting clauses and phrases - the essential building blocks of sentences - together in logical ways. Before we talk about the errors of sentence structure, let's spend a moment talking about correct structure...
Putting the Pieces Together; Incomplete sentences; Sentence Fragment drill; & Comma Splice and Run-On Drill, etc.
Clarity: Could you elaborate further? Could you give me an example?
How can we verify if that is true?
How can we check for understanding?
Precision: Could you be more specific? Could you provide more details?
Logic: Does all of this make sense?
Summarize what you have learned...
McGraw-Hill's Cracking the GED
The Sentence Fragment Tip-Off
Sentences that don't contain an independent clause