Elements of Language: 8th Grade - Writing Effective Sentences (Ch. 8)


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No matter who your audience is, you want your writing to be clear and understandable. One of the best ways to make your writing clear is to use complete sentences. A “complete sentence” has a subject, has a verb, and expresses a complete thought. Two stumbling blocks to the development of clear sentences are “sentence fragments” and “run-on sentences.” Once you learn how to recognize fragments and run-ons in your writing, you can revise them to form clear, complete sentences. A sentence fragment is a word group that has been capitalized and punctuated as if it were a complete sentence. Because it is incomplete, a sentence fragment can confuse your reader. A run-on sentence is actually two complete sentences punctuated like one sentence. In a run-on, two separate thoughts run into each other. The reader cannot tell where one idea ends and another one begins.

This online version of “Elements of Language” features your textbook and a variety of interactive activities. The Second course is aimed at Eighth Graders. The Elements of Language Online Edition offers activities from these workbooks: * Communications * Sentences and Paragraphs * Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics Language Skills Practice * Chapter Tests in Standardized Test Formats. It provides practical teaching strategies, differentiated instruction, and engaging presentation tools that offer more ways to reach more students than ever before.