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Saturday, January 12, 2008

SENTENCE COMPLETION, Jan. 12th

Use the type of clause, phrase, or grammar indicated to complete the following sentence; you can add the phrase or clause before or after the clause below:

... Barack Obama becomes President of the U.S.A. next week ...
1. Use a phrase
2. Use a dependent clause
3. Use an independent clause

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4 comments:

Bich-Thuy said...

1. Use a phrase
Barack Obama becomes President of the U.S.A. next week, replacing the last president.
2. Use a dependent clause
Everyone is preparing for Barack Obama becomes President of the U.S.A. next week.
3. Use an independent clause
Barack Obama becomes President of the U.S.A. next week and everyone is anxious.

Veronica Baig said...

Bich-Thuy: #s 1 and 3 good; #2--you need to put the word "when" before "Barack", but then you have changed that clause into a dependent one.

Lorraine said...

1. Use a phrase
Barack Obama becomes President of the U.S.A. next week, the forty-fourth one of the history.

2. Use a dependent clause
Since Barack Obama becomes President of the U.S.A. next week, everyone is expecting changes.

3. Use an independent clause
Nevertheless Barack Obama becomes President of the U.S.A. next week; the economic crisis is still a problem.

Veronica Baig said...

Lorraine: #1--good, but use "in" instead of "of the";#2--here, you have taken the original independent clause and made it into a dependent one, and then added an independent clause; #3--omit "nevertheless" as it makes the clause dependent; replace the semicolon with a comma and add "but", and you will have two independent clauses;-)