77.1 Can students write in sentences? • 7.2 Questions about sentences •The sentence as a unit of thought or grammatical structure •The sentence and punctuation • 7.5 How to avoid running
sentences together • 7.6 How to avoid chopping sentences in two •
7.7 Sentences and paragraphs • 7.8 Sentenced to death! •7.9 Comments on questions • 7.10 Conclusion: advice about sentences
The complete sentence
|• ||What is a sentence?|
|• ||Is there a subject, verb, object?|
|• ||What gives you a clue that your sentences might be wrong?|
|• ||How do sentences work together?|
Falling standards, dumbing down, poor literacy levels: journalists seem to
have a lot to say about grammar and language, especially when they are talking about younger people. Our students have picked up a newspaper article
that complains about the inability of undergraduates to write in sentences. It
seems to them to be the worst form of sneering. But is it true?
7.1 Can students write in sentences?
Abel and Barbara are meeting early to discuss a surprise birthday present for
Kim. Abel is reading the paper while he waits for Barbara; she arrives just as he
is flinging the paper on the floor. Her bag is getting even heavier; as well as
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Book title: Grammar: A Friendly Approach.
Contributors: Christine Sinclair - Author.
Publisher: Open University Press.
Place of publication: Maidenhead, England.
Publication year: 2007.
Page number: 55.
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