Sentence Corrections - AP Literature

Sentence Corrections - AP Literature

Sentence Corrections Recognizing flaws in sentences and editing appropriately Day 1 Please correct this sentence. Until April 8 1974 Babe Ruth held the American record for home runs he held the record for bases on balls until April 26 2001. Whats wrong with the previous sentence? It is one of the four common sentence errors:

Fragment Run-on Comma Splice Ramble-on Common Sentences Errors Fragment Does not tell a complete thought Ex. Alpine and continental

glaciers. Ramble On Is correct grammatically but contains unnecessary words and phrases or includes to many ideas. Ex. You may be surprised to learn that, like alpine glaciers, continental glaciers, which cover large areas that are often basically just open ocean, are frozen fresh water because they are made by snow falling from above instead of sea water freezing from below.

Common Sentences Errors Fragment Does not tell a complete thought Ex. Alpine and continental glaciers. Ramble On Is correct grammatically but contains unnecessary words and phrases or includes too

many ideas. Simple Sentence You may be surprised to learn that, like alpine glaciers, continental glaciers, which cover large areas that are often basically just open ocean, are frozen fresh water because they are made by snow falling from above instead of sea water freezing from below. Common Sentences Errors Fragment Does not tell a complete thought

Ex. Alpine and continental glaciers. Ramble On Is correct grammatically but contains unnecessary words and phrases or includes to many ideas. Introductory phrase hence the comma You may be surprised to learn that, like alpine glaciers, continental glaciers, which cover large areas that are often basically just open ocean, are frozen fresh water

because they are made by snow falling from above instead of sea water freezing from below. Common Sentences Errors Fragment Does not tell a complete thought Ex. Alpine and continental glaciers.

Ramble On Is correct grammatically but contains unnecessary words and phrases or includes to many ideas. Nonrestrictive Phrase adds detail but not require for sentence to make sense. You may be surprised to learn that, like alpine glaciers, continental glaciers, which cover large areas that are often basically just open ocean, are frozen fresh water because they are made by snow falling from above instead of sea water freezing from below. Common Sentences Errors

Fragment Does not tell a complete thought Ex. Alpine and continental glaciers. Ramble On Is correct grammatically but contains unnecessary words and phrases or includes to many ideas.

Subordinating Conjunction Clause establishes the relationship between the dependent clause and the rest of the sentence. You may be surprised to learn that, like alpine glaciers, continental glaciers, which cover large areas that are often basically just open ocean, are frozen fresh water because they are made by snow falling from above instead of sea water freezing from below. Common Sentences Errors Run-on Is a compound sentence that

is missing a comma and a conjunction. Ex.- During colder eras, these glaciers expanded they spread over the Antarctic and Arctic regions like pancake batter. Comma Splice Is a run-on sentence that has a comma but is missing a conjunction.

Ex. Alpine, or mountain, glaciers occur in high, cold mountain valleys, over time these glaciers slowly slide down the mountains. Common Sentences Errors Run-on Is a compound sentence that is missing a comma and a conjunction. Ex.- During colder eras, these

glaciers expanded, and they spread over the Antarctic and Arctic regions like pancake batter. Comma Splice Is a run-on sentence that has a comma but is missing a conjunction. Ex. Alpine, or mountain, glaciers occur in high, cold mountain valleys, and over time

these glaciers slowly slide down the mountains. Now back to our sentence Which sentence error is it? Until April 8 1974 Babe Ruth held the American record for home runs he held the record for bases on balls until April 26 2001. Now back to our sentence Which sentence error is it? RUN-ON

Until April 8 1974 Babe Ruth held the American record for home runs he held the record for bases on balls until April 26 2001. Now back to our sentence How to correct Until April 8 1974 Babe Ruth held the American record for home runs, and he held the record for bases on balls until April 26 2001. Now back to our sentence How to correct it

Until April 8 1974 Babe Ruth held the American record for home runs. He held the record for bases on balls until April 26 2001. Now back to our sentence Commas? Until April 81974 Babe Ruth held the American record for home runs he held the record for bases on balls until April 26 2001. Now back to our sentence

Commas? Until April 8,1974, Babe Ruth held the American record for home runs he held the record for bases on balls until April 26, 2001. How close were you? Lets Discuss Any questions?

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