Kansas Writing Strategies

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independent clause
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Contains a subject, a verb, and can stand alone as a complete sentence.
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simple sentence
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contains one and only one independent clause and no dependent clause
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subject
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the person, place, thing or idea doing something or being something in a sentence
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verb
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A word that expresses action, a state of being or feeling, or a relation between two things
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helping verbs
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Help the main action verb in a sentence by adding more information to the verb.
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coordinating conjunctions
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F A N B O Y S
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where do commas go?
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where do periods go?
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where do semi-colons go?
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