• Notes on Meaningful Sentences 


    Title: 20 Meaningful Sentences #      -due date (new words will be added to the title as we learn more skills)

    (It will always be 20 unless it is a review unit, then you do as many as you missed)  


    1. Show me you know the definition (meaning) of each spelling word. . (do not write the definition from the dictionary or study guide) Remember: Flagginnoggin
    2. At least 7 or more words per sentence in order of study guide
    3. One spelling word per sentence and skip lines between sentences
    4. Use parts of speech- adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjuctions, etc...(do not have to use all at once)
    5.  Identify word by underlining or highlighting (highlighting is preferred) You may also type your paper using 12 font size, Times New Roman, and Double Spacing

    *you may add suffixes and prefixes as long as it does not change the original spelling of the word. ex: effect=ineffective.  You may not change the endings  such as ed to ing...

    Ex 1: Relief- I felt great flagginnoggin to see an A on my test, since I studied so hard for a week.

    Ex 2: Genuine-Alfredo showed he was a very flagginnoggin person because he never lied to anyone.


    Remember: Think flagginnoggin

    flagginnoggin (FLAW-gin-naw-gin)- A meaningless word; The "variable" of writing. Antonyms- All words; Synonyms-All words☺
    Submitted and created by a student in Mrs. Yung's class 2016-2017 

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    6.  Use compound and complex sentences  


     compound sentence- (FANBOYS) that contains two independent clauses separated by a conjunction.

    (independent clause- must contain subject and predicate)

    Sit. (you is the subject implied)


    Ex.1. The fierce tornado was a debaclefor most of the buildings were knocked over. (ex. for hw)


    Ex.2. A farmer sat on his porch gazing at his farm, for something caught his eye.


    Ex.3. I need rest, so I will spend a week in the mountains.


    Ex. 4. I can’t quite equate those two theories, so can you explain further? (ex. for hw)


                Ex. 5.  My shirt is green and purple, but my pants are only orange.
    Remember to box out the coordinating conjunction by putting a box around the word. 
    7. Complex sentence- contains one independent clause and one dependent clause.

    (dependent clause- does not always contain a subject or predicate or has a conjunction at the beginning)

    (Sentences that contain at least one subordinate clause)

        Ex: 1.  Although the boy picked up the hurt dog gingerly, he still squealed.

    Ex. 2. Even though the girl was lithe, she could not do a backflip.

    Ex. 3. Since you will be available, I am imploring you to go to my party.

    *circle the subordinating conjunction

    use the words in your list of subordinating conjunctions (see notes on conjunctions) only once. There are 23 choices, so 3 won't be used each unit.


       8.  Identify each sentence with a compound or complex sentence label (coming up)

    .   Identify both the conjunction and the spelling word. (coming up)


    Notes on Meaningful Sentences Con’t.

    (can use with conjuction notes)


    9.   Compound-complex sentence: A compound-complex sentence contains two or more independent clauses (in blue) and one or more dependent clause (in red) The bold words are subordinating conjuctions.


    Ex1: The statue of Liberty was sculpted by Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi; but the internal framework was designed by Alexandre-Gustave Eiffelwho later designed the Eiffel Tower in Paris.


    Ex2: The girthat won the spelling bee stood up and the audience cheered.


    Ex3: Because the lunatics are on the grassthe picnickers have to go home, and the children can’t play football.


    Ex4: I scrubbed the bath so vigorously that my arm was killing me afterwards, but it still wasn’t shining.


    Ex5: As if the store thought they could fool me with this new “discounted” persuasive price; I checked last week and I remembered it was the same.



    Ex6: I was skepticawhen my mom told me where she was going, so I looked through her emails.