Grammar Quick Review Every sentence needs two things to be complete: _________________ + _____________________ = a complete sentence Order of Operations: To check, first look for the ________________ Next, find the _____________________ Then finally, see if the sentence makes sense! Terms Clause: a clause is a complete sentence with a subject and a verb. Predicate is sometimes used in place of VERB (I like verb). Conjunctions: words that join together clauses. Remember them by FANBOYS- for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so Problem: No Verb The carpenter worked hard all morning. His assistant after lunch. Ant farms are fascinating. The ants around in constant motion. Our class went on a field trip. Mammoth Cave. Solution: Add a verb! Problem: No Subject Martha asked about dinner. Hoped it was lasagna. I jogged around the park twice. Was hot and tired afterward. Li Cheng raced to the bus stop. Arrived just in the nick of time. Make a complete sentence by adding a subject! Problem: Missing BOTH I heard the laughter of the children. In the nursery. After the spring rain. The whole house smelled fresh and clean. The noisy chatter of the squirrels awakened us early. In the morning. Using your third step: check to see if it makes sense. If not, add a subject and verb to make a complete sentence. Run On Sentences Frequent Run On Problems: Two main clauses only separated by a comma. Two main clauses with no punctuation between them. Two main clauses with either no comma or no coordinating conjunction. A Comma isn’t Enough! Extra crackers are available, they are next to the salad bar. Hurdles are Sam's specialty, he likes them best. Add Punctuation! The law student studied hard she passed her exam Kamil looked for the leash he found it in the closet Conjunction? Add a Comma. You can rollerskate like a pro but you cannot ice skate. Julian gazed at the moon and he marveled at its brightness.