PRACTICE WHAT WE LEARNED
Yesterday, I presented “simple sentences” and “compound sentences” and asked you to create examples of each.
Today, I list ten examples of simple and compound sentences.
The project is to identify each sentence as either simple or compound.
Cite a reason for each choice.
The second part is to identify the connecting words in the sentences. You must be very specific by stating what kind of joining words are being used. At the end, make a list of all the joining words you found.
1. I tried very hard and at last I succeeded.
2. By this means much land is saved for cultivation.
3. The boys cleaned the yard of leaves.
4. We wanted more milk so we went to the store.
5. She liked him but she was afraid to talk to him.
6. There was a fire, yet the bell did not ring.
7. We will win the race or we will die trying.
8. Ice and snow covered the pond.
9. The blankets were light but warm.
10. I did not want to fight nor did I want to run away.
The word for today is “finesse”.
What part of speech is “finesse”?
Define “finesse” and use it in a sentence.