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Sunday, February 3, 2008

SENTENCE COMPLETION, Feb. 3rd

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:

... many people watched the Pittsburgh Steelers win the Superbowl last weekend ...

1. Use a phrase
2. Use a dependent clause
3. Use an independent clause

Note: you can still see previous Sentence Completion questions; they are posted in the archive in the side bar.

5 comments:

Lorraine said...

1. Use a phrase

The football games are popular; many people watched the Pittsburgh Steelers win the Superbowl last weekend.

2. Use a dependent clause

Since many people watched the Pittsburgh Steelers win the Superbowl last weekend, the companies spent a lot of money on advertising.

3. Use an independent clause

Many people watched the Pittsburgh Steelers win the Superbowl last weekend. A lot of them are real fans.

Bich-Thuy said...

1. Use a phrase
Many people watched the Pittsburgh Steelers win the Superbowl last weekend at a lounge.
2. Use a dependent clause
Many people watched the Pittsburgh Steelers win the Superbowl last weekend while I watched Miss Marple solving a murder case.
3. Use an independent clause
Many people watched the Pittsburgh Steelers win the Superbowl last weekend but I rather watched a movie.

Veronica Baig said...

Lorraine: #1--this is an independent clause; #2--you have turned the orginal independent clause into a dependent one and added an independent clause. #3--use a semicolon so that you don't have two separate sentences. Good try;-)
Bich-Thuy: Good--just add a comma in #3.

Lorraine said...

Once again... I hope I'll understand this time :)

1. Use a phrase

As reported in the Edmonton News, many people watched the Pittsburgh Steelers win the Superbowl last weekend.

2. Use a dependent clause

The team owners were satisfied when many people watched the Pittsburgh Steelers win the Superbowl last weekend.

3. Use an independent clause

Many people watched the Pittsburgh Steelers win the Superbowl last weekend; a lot of them are real fans.

Veronica Baig said...

Lorraine: #1--that's better; #2--you have still changed the independent clause into a dependent one ("when" or "since" introduce dependent clauses); #3--good.