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Title: Week Ten: Sentence Patterns
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The Cumulative Sentence: Review Part Two

The cumulative sentence offers powerful generative (a prompt to the writer to inspire more effective writing) and heuristic (enabling a person to discover or learn something for themselves) advantages to the writer who understands its forms.
The cumulative sentence is generative and heuristic because it invites the writer to add at least one more modifying phrase to the sentence. This enables him or her to discover something new about what they are writing.
The best advice that can be given to anyone who wants to master writing cumulative sentences is to read them aloud. Read every sentence you write aloud; read aloud every example of the cumulative form you find. This is a simple, immediate, and surefire way to improve your writing. Read it aloud. When you read your work aloud your ear will tell you when something doesn’t work.
Quote: The Dangers of Cumulative Sentences:
A comma splice is when two independent clauses are joined by only a comma (commas need a coordinating conjunction because they aren’t strong enough to join independent clauses).
Cumulative sentences avoid comma splices by adding modifying phrases or dependent clauses, not independent clauses.
The misplaced modifier is a word or phrase that modifies the wrong word or phrase.
A dangling modifier is a word or phrase that modifies an object not stated.
Quote:Homework:
One: Write a subordinate cumulative sentence where each phrase/dep clause modifies the one immediately before it.
Two: Write a mixed cumulative sentence (with coordinate and subordinate phrases/clauses).
Three: Write a coordinate cumulative sentence. (All the modifying phrases refer back to the base clause)
Four: What is a bound modifier?
Five: What is a free modifier?
Six: What are the two parts of a cumulative sentence?
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Week Ten: Sentence Patterns - by Lord Regent - 12-31-2019, 01:22 PM
RE: Week One: Sentence Patterns - by Lord Regent - 12-31-2019, 01:23 PM
RE: Week One: Sentence Patterns - by Lord Regent - 12-31-2019, 01:27 PM
RE: Week One: Sentence Patterns - by Lord Regent - 12-31-2019, 01:38 PM
RE: Week One: Sentence Patterns - by Lord Regent - 12-31-2019, 01:53 PM
RE: Week One: Sentence Patterns - by Lord Regent - 12-31-2019, 01:55 PM

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