All Your Sentences Sorted: Simple, Compound and Complex

Did you learn what a sentence is when you were at school? We can write simple, compound and complex sentences, and each must contain at least one clause, a finite verb and a predicate. We can place one or more phrases in a sentence, choose from the four types of simple sentence, and structure and punctuate our compound and complex sentences in various ways. Whether all this is foreign or familiar to you, let's sort our sentences and solve the common problems so our meaning is always clear on the first read.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Face to face

SUGGESTED READING

  • Doyle, D., (2003). Grey Areas and Gremlins: A grammar and punctuation refresher, ISBN 9780646424835; optional to purchase via debdoyle.com.au, as a paperback or PDF

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Identify the four types of simple sentence – statement, question, command and exclamation – and compound and complex sentences.
  • Discuss ways to solve the common problems that writers and editors encounter.
  • Complete collegial exercises to reinforce the learning.

Please bring a ruled A4-size notepad, a four-colour pen (red, blue, green and black), a yellow highlighter pen, a pencil, an eraser and a bottle of correction fluid.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. identify the subject, verb/s and predicate of any clause
  2. write simple, compound and complex sentences
  3. identify which register of English any sentence has been written in
  4. understand when more than one solution is acceptable.
$113 Limited / $102

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