ENG1101- September 11
-Main Clause- Stand Alone
1. After Leaving the Theatre and catching a Cab - Phrase
2. We walked and talked together for hours, finally we headed home
-Walked and Talked is the verb,
-We is the subject
3. On Sunday (P) vihey Phone shis mother
4. A bandage over the exposed wound but no painkillers – Phrase cause theres
5. Her dream was to see parts and die happy Man Clause, phrase, underlne
subject and the verb
-Main verb is to see
-When you see a semi colon you can generally understand that another complete
sentence is coming
-Sub clause is usually right in the middle, usually that or who
1. While the fighting persists the airport will remain closed.– when you see the word
while it means your talking about a specific time. .. You wanna look for words like
while or as. This has a subordinate clause and a main clause that follows it
2. The supplies that would prevent deaths from injuries and starvation have been
3. I am worried about my parents who are helpless victims of the civil war.
4. Although many attempts have been made to enforce a cease-fire, the Fighting has
5. Hopes for an early solution are fading because neither side will comprise.
Simple- Subject + verb (One clause)
Compound – 2 Main Clauses
Complex 1 main clause + 1 subordinate
Comp-Complex- 2mc +1sc=cc
1. Smoking in the hospital was prohibited, so patients huddled outside the
doors in freezing temperatures. –Compound.
2. Othello is the story of a man who loved (Simple). Complex Clause
3. Some people believe (that tuition should be affordable enough for anyone to
attend post secondary institutions, others believe tuition should be increased
and loans made available to those who need them. (Compound- Complex)
4. As the runners surged toward the finish line, the crowd cheered wildy. 5. The distraught parents searched the campground, the campground, the
lakeshore and the surrounding woods for their missing child. Simple
6. The weather which had remained warm for several days, suddenly turned
7. In The grey dawn of a cold November morning, the hunter stood motionless
at the edge of the clearing, waiting patiently, cold fingers ready to press the
button on the sleek silver camera.
8. Before you take an exam, get a good nights sleep and eat a healthy meal.
Analyzing and narrowing a
2. Recast in your own words
4. Brainstorming- Allows you to be very creative and to generate a massive
amount of ideas
5. Subdivide the topic- Break it up-This is where you visualize how the whole
paper is gonna work together
6. Imagine different positions- Look at the different view point so if youre for
something you look at against it
8. Formulate a double topic
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Essay writing for Canadian students with readings seventh edition davis steward
Eng1100 September 16
Simple sentence: Is an independent cause. It can stand on its own, put a period and
it makes sense.
Compound sentence, two independent clauses joined by a fanboy and a comma
Complex: IC+Subordinate clause
Compound Complex: IC+IC+SC, with periods and fan boys Sentence Fragment:
Exercise 4 page 415
-No more war is a sentence Fragment
-Sentence Fragment can be both a phrase and a subordinate clause
Such as –makes it a subordinate clause
-Subject is debatable
-Your thesis is the answer to the issue
-Distinguish your opinions from someone else
put your thesis, than 1 reason, 1 reason, 1 reason, conclusion ( if it’s a 5 paragraph
Conclusion ( main thesis), than you have your premises, premises 2, premises 3.
They may each have a paragraph. Each has a claim and is being backed up by a sub
-Paragraph should be ¾ of a page.
-With your thesis you wanna boil your story down
-Thesis doesn’t need to be in a specific place but it must be included in the
introductory paragraph. Lead up to it with context, and follow it with details
-Don’t say in conclusion in your conclusion
ENG1101 September 18 th
A good thesis statement..-Answers a question
1. Many students decide not to hold part time jobs because they need time to
2. Although the benefits of pollution regulations outweigh costs, every
regulation has an impact on the Canadian economy
3. Genetically modified foods, are sometimes known as “frakenfoods”
4. In the last act of the play, the hero and the villain confront each other. (
removed the word when)
5. Genetic manipulation could be useful in the treatment of some diseased such
Page 416 -With a fragment you can add words, switch the coma, take out words, etc
-Although- suggests it’s a subordinate clause. So this requires a comma
Comma splice has a complete sentence, than a complete sentence
-Complete sentence, conjunction, fanboy, complete sentence
-page 404 of book look at that, you can insert a transitional word
1. Holden wants to be like the ducks, (because) no one seems to notice them.
2. The southern hall of the province has received very little rain for the third
consecutive year; consequently, poor crops are expected.
3. The competition in high school is intense, some students use alcohol to
escape from the pressure to succeed.
4. Olena has very limited vision; so voice sensitive computer software is
enormously helpful to her.
5. Ultra Light aircraft are easy to fly however they can be very difficult to land.
-With but thers usually a condition, with so its usually cause and effect
Independent clause, Independent clause,
-you have to add punctuation in order to not have a run on sentence.
3. Einstein abhorred the practical use of his theories by the military, and in the
future we may find more humanitarian uses for his concepts.
4. Some leaders brutally impose their policies, but they get sullen compliance at best
5. The window display stopped passerby in their tracks because it featured a
mannequin wrapped in a bloody sheet with a boot on its neck
-answers a question
-Its more than a restatement of the topic
-If its argumentative you are arguing one point of view or one perspective
-One sentence long.
-proposes something that can be proven
-clearly states the main point of the essay
-is one sentence long
-Proposes something that can be proven
-matters, is relevant, ansdd answers “ so what”
-Fragments, comma splices, clauses- all on test
Septembe 23 rd
-Very specific argument
-Dedutive from the general to the specifics Simple Sentence- Independent Clause:
-Contains ONE subject, and ONE verb,
-Joins two independent clauses
FANBOYS, For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So.
-Usually theres a comma after that
-NO dependent Clause
-One independant clause, joined by at least one dependent clause
-Subordinator usually because, since, after, although, when (if it has time
attached to it, it’s a subordinator)
--When you see a semi colon you can generally understand that another complete
sentence is coming
-Page 447-449, on the next test
Independent clause- coordinating clade, independent clause
2. comma goes before which, Comma goes after guzzler,
-words with ING that follow the subject or the noun, generally set off with commas
1. Because, he could find no way to avoid the task he got to work.
2. In the morning light shone through the cracks in the roof.
3. Marvin on the other hand is steady ha