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Sunday, February 11, 2007

SENTENCE COMPLETION, Feb. 11th

Use the type of clause or phrase indicated to complete the following sentence:

I have mixed feelings about Valentine's Day ...

1. Use a dependent clause to finish the sentence.
2. Use a phrase to the finish the sentence.

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4 comments:

Dave said...

DEPENDANT CLAUSE

I have mixed feelings about Valentine's Day, it's just another day.

PHRASE

I have mixed feelings about Valentine's Day, I never know what to get my wife on that special day.

Veronica Baig said...

Dave: Both of these are independent clauses--they could form a complete sentence.

David said...

DEPENDENT CLAUSE
I have mixed feelings about Valentine's Day, which it's just another day.

PHRASE
I have mixed feelings about Valentine's Day, but once a year.

Arrrghhh, 2nd attempt.

Veronica Baig said...

Dave: You had no idea there were so many pitfalls:)
#1: "which " is the subject of that clause, so don't use "it" as well; it's similar to people saying "me, I".
#2: You have a phrase, but the meaning is ambiguous, and there's no comma.