Brought to you by the brilliant people at Daniels INC You are expected to write in complete sentences this year. Text message language is not accepted in my classroom. I feel so passionately about this that I might even choose to refuse to grade any work of yours that is not completed in this manner. The moment your cross into room 135, turn on your grammar switch! Why am I doing this? Let this link below explain my madness … http://goanimate.com/videos/0fbxZ8udx9Hc ?utm_source=linkshare Simple sentences. Compound sentences. Complex sentences. Simple sentences are composed of one independent clause and usually have one subject and one verb. You can find a simple sentence if the sentence tells two things: 1. 2. Who or what did something. (subject) What did it do? (predicate) SUBJECT / PREDICATE The Blue Team / is the best team at IT. The Chiefs / will win the AFC West. My brothers / were in the Army. Tab and Tate / are my two sons. My son Tab / likes to watch Barney. Mr. Daniels / is strikingly handsome. I / lie sometimes. A compound sentence is a sentence that has two independent clauses connected together. It will have two subjects and two predicates. These sentences are usually connected by a conjunction (and, or, but). SENTENCE 1 / SENTENCE 2 I like dogs, / but I also like cats. He woke up, / and he brushed his teeth. Elmo is furry, / and he is kinda cute. The Jayhawks are awesome,/ and they will rock in basketball this year. Mr. Daniels’ son is adorable, / and he has a cute smile. A complex sentence has an independent clause and a dependent clause. An independent clause can stand by itself as a sentence. A dependent clause depends on something else to make it a complete sentence. Dependent clause / Independent clause Since class is over, / I put my books away. After leaving for the party, / I realized I forgot my money. Because it was late, / I went to bed. Growing frustrated, / I continued working on the logic puzzle. Since I was tired, / I slept with my son. My bookshelf is filled with awesome books. Happily married, my wife and I love each other. I am a Christian, and I attend Legacy Christian Church. Since I love the Chiefs, I watched their first preseason game. I have two recycle bins in my room. I used to believe in the Easter bunny, but I don’t anymore. GOOD LUCK!!!