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clause
consists of a subject, verb, and forms a complete thought
phrase
a group of words which makes sense, but not complete sense
appositive phrase
noun phrases that identify the nouns/pronounds it's near
present participial phrase
describe nouns or pronouns
past participial phrase
describe nouns or pronouns
absolute phrase
sentence parts that describe the rest of the sentence in which they appear
prepositional phrase
sentence parts that describe people, things, or actions
adjective clause
sentence parts that describe whatever is mentioned to the left of them in the sentence
adverb clause
sentence parts that tell more about the rest of the sentence in which they appear
compound sentence
two independent clauses joined by a coordinator [FANBOYS]
complex sentence
independent clause joined by one or more dependent clauses
compound-complex sentences
two independent clauses and one or more dependent clause
loose sentence
In a loose sentence the main idea comes first, and less important ideas follow.
balanced sentence
A sentence made up of two parts that are roughly equal in length, importance, and grammatical structure: a paired construction.
periodic sentence
In the periodic sentence, the main idea comes at the end of the sentence.
telegraphic sentence
express a straightforward, no-frills idea of action. they contain no unnecessary words.
oxford comma
black, white, and green
semi colon
used to connect two independent clauses