Sentence structure and essay type

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I will leave when you are ready.
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complex
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I finished my homework, but she didn’t.
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compound
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Everyone going to the movies wanted to see a comedy.
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simple
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The red car that is parked in front of the school belongs to Mr. Smith.
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complex
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If you insist, I will do my homework, but I don’t want to do it.
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compound/complex
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Swimming in the ocean is great fun.
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simple
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I left early because I was tired.
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complex
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Tom and I are going to the basketball game this afternoon.
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simple
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You can help at the car wash, or you can sell tickets to the dance if you have time.
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compound/complex
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There are three people running for mayor, and all three are women.
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compound
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comma splice
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a run-on sentence that uses a comma between the sentences
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run-on sentence
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two or more incorrectly joined independent clauses
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fanboys
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acronym for conjunctions
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conjunction
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a word that connects
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compound sentence
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two or more sentences correctly joined
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complex sentence
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a sentence that has a subordinate clause and an independent clause
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bat washtub
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an acronym for subordinate clause words
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subordinate clause
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dependent clause
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conjunctive adverb
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a word such as however, moreover, consequently, etc. that areused with a semi-colon to make a compound sentence
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subject
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what the sentence is about
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simple sentence
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a subject and a verb and a complete thought
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predicate
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contains the verb of the sentence
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semi-colon
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; used to make a compound sentence
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compound-complex sentence
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a sentence that has two correctly joined and at least one or both setences are complex
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comma
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must always be used after a conjunctive adverb when making a compound sentence
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simple sentence
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one independent clause
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compound sentence
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two independent clauses joined by a comma and conjunction or a semicolon
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complex sentence
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one independent clause and and least one dependent clause
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compound/ complex sentence
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two independent clauses and at least one dependent clause
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phrase
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a group of words that does not have both a subject and a verb
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clause
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a group of words that has both a subject and a verb
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dependent clause
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a group of words with a subject and verb that cannot stand alone
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independent clause
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a group of words that has a subject/verb and a complete thought
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coordinating conjunctions
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used to join words, phrases or sentences (FANBOYS) for, and nor, but, or yet, so
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subordinating conjunctions
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used to start a dependent clause; helps join the dependent to an independent clause (if, when, while, because, as if, because, unless, although and many more)
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Comparative Essay
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A type of essay that compares and contrasts two or more things
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Cause and Effect Essay
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Essay mode where it analyzes the causes that lead to a certain effect or analyzes the effects that result from a cause. Ex. \”Why Women Have to Work\” – Amelia Warren Tyagi
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Argumentative Essay
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An essay that tries to prove a point by supporting it with evidence
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Expository Essay
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An essay that explains, informs, or presents information
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Process Analysis Essay
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\”How to do it\” essay You show in words how to get something done: in steps then you tell what you have when the process is finished
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Classification Essay
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Essay where concepts, ideas, or evidence are put into categories by subject in order to persuade the reader. Ex. U. S. Students Fare badly in International Survey of Math Skills – Floyd Norris
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narrative essay
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writing that tells a true story
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convince
convince
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to persuade the reader to change their original opinion
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expository essay
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writing that explains a process, gives info or explore ideas
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persuasive essay
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writing that tries to get readers to take action, or adopt an opinion on an issue
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cause and effect
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The reason something happens and the result of it happening
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thesis statement
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Last sentence in a paragraph. Blueprint of an essay
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topic sentence
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A sentence intended to express the main idea in a paragraph or passage.
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factual
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question that can be answered strictly from the book Ex: Waverly Jong grew up in what American city?
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interpretive
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beneath the stated or obvious Ex: In the Hound Of Baskerville was Holmes ever rude to Watson?
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evaluative
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exercising or involving careful evaluations Ex:Which chapter in Joy Luck Story makes the most powerul or memorable use of setting?
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I will leave when you are ready.
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complex
question

I finished my homework, but she didn’t.
answer

compound
question

Everyone going to the movies wanted to see a comedy.
answer

simple
question

The red car that is parked in front of the school belongs to Mr. Smith.
answer

complex
question

If you insist, I will do my homework, but I don’t want to do it.
answer

compound/complex
question

Swimming in the ocean is great fun.
answer

simple
question

I left early because I was tired.
answer

complex
question

Tom and I are going to the basketball game this afternoon.
answer

simple
question

You can help at the car wash, or you can sell tickets to the dance if you have time.
answer

compound/complex
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There are three people running for mayor, and all three are women.
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compound
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Chronological
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telling in time order
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Spatial
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position or distance
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Order of Importance
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order of significance, most to least or least to most
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comma splice
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a run-on sentence that uses a comma between the sentences
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run-on sentence
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two or more incorrectly joined independent clauses
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fanboys
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acronym for conjunctions
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conjunction
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a word that connects
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compound sentence
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two or more sentences correctly joined
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complex sentence
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a sentence that has a subordinate clause and an independent clause
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bat washtub
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an acronym for subordinate clause words
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subordinate clause
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dependent clause
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conjunctive adverb
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a word such as however, moreover, consequently, etc. that areused with a semi-colon to make a compound sentence
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subject
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what the sentence is about
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simple sentence
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a subject and a verb and a complete thought
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predicate
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contains the verb of the sentence
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semi-colon
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; used to make a compound sentence
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compound-complex sentence
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a sentence that has two correctly joined and at least one or both setences are complex
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comma
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must always be used after a conjunctive adverb when making a compound sentence
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simple sentence
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one independent clause
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compound sentence
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two independent clauses joined by a comma and conjunction or a semicolon
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complex sentence
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one independent clause and and least one dependent clause
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compound/ complex sentence
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two independent clauses and at least one dependent clause
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phrase
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a group of words that does not have both a subject and a verb
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clause
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a group of words that has both a subject and a verb
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dependent clause
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a group of words with a subject and verb that cannot stand alone
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independent clause
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a group of words that has a subject/verb and a complete thought
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coordinating conjunctions
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used to join words, phrases or sentences (FANBOYS) for, and nor, but, or yet, so
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subordinating conjunctions
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used to start a dependent clause; helps join the dependent to an independent clause (if, when, while, because, as if, because, unless, although and many more)

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