In order to convey our thoughts clearly and skillfully, we need to know how to combine and use words. The set of rules by which words are best and correctly combined we call grammar. In the study of grammar, we can consider a sentence to be the most basic unit of words conveying a complete thought.
There are four kinds of sentence structures: simple sentences, compound sentences, complex sentences, and compound-complex sentences. In this video we are studying the last two kinds of sentences, complex and compound-complex.
Table of Contents
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|Scene 1: Charlie Meets Alice and Miss Girard; The Examination Begins (clauses, simple sentences, compound sentences)||1|
|Scene 2: Alice Explains Her Work with Miss Girard (subordinate clauses, complex sentences)||5|
|Scene 3: Charlie Tastes Tofu and Learns About Miss Girard’s “Restaurant” (relative pronouns)||7|
|Scene 4: Charlie Learns Why Alice Doesn’t Go to School (personal pronouns)||9|
|Scene 5: Charlie Answers Questions While Nibbling on Potato Wedges (cases of personal pronouns and their uses)||13|
|Scene 6: They All Eat Lunch Together (compound-complex sentences)||17|
|Scene 7: Why Must Charlie Go to College in Berkeley? (sentence errors)||19|
|Scene 8: Charlie’s Father Works on a Road Crew (advantages and disadvantages of longer sentences)||21|