The Art of Styling Sentences

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The Art of Styling Sentences. Pattern Two. Compound sentence with elliptical construction. (The comma indicates the omitted verb) S____V____DO or SC_____; S_____,_______DO or SC DO=Direct Object (that which receives the action of the verb) - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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The Art of Styling Sentences

Pattern TwoThe Art of Styling Sentences

(The comma indicates the omitted verb)S____V____DO or SC_____; S_____,_______DO or SC DO=Direct Object (that which receives the action of the verb)SC=Subject Compliment (that which describes the subject)

Examples:The girls each had a clear goal; Jeannes, educational; Anns, recreational.For many of us, the new math teacher was a savior; for others, a painMichael preferred to email; John to tweet.Compound sentence with elliptical construction

Use this pattern when you do not want to repeat the same verb in the second or third clause.When to use this pattern

Be sure that each sentence has two independent clauses, even though the second one has an unexpressed verb or other words.Be sure that the verb omitted in the second clause matches exactly, in form and tense, the verb in the first clause.After the semicolon, if more than the verb is left out, be sure the structure is still parallel.Use a semicolon if there is no conjunctionCheckpoints

-->if the first clause is missing, fill in the complete clause (with a verb) so it makes sense-->if the second clause is missing, fill in the blank leaving out the verb and whatever else might just be repetition

Going to carnivals makes me happy; __________________________.___________________________; violent movies, uncomfortable._________________________; Ireland, and Scotland, much greener.All the children want to go to McDonalds for lunch; ______________________________________________________.Exercises

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