Names that are Sentences

1. Free read for 10 minutes.

2. We looked at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/03/31/more-celebrity-names-that_n_181287.html to develop a memory tool for sentences. Complete sentences have a who/what that is doing something. I’ve seen a lot of comma splices, where two sentences with two name sentences are fused together with a comma. Here’s an example:

We slowly stopped hanging out because of her becoming busy due to school, it also became hard to talk to her for she didn’t have a cell phone or home phone and rarely got on Facebook.

The comma should be replaced with a ; or a . because “we stopped” makes everything before the comma a complete sentence and “it became” makes everything after the comma a complete sentence. Skim your paper for your commas and check that you have no splices.

HW: Free read for 20 minutes.

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