Improve Your Writing IIISentence Structure and Some Common Problems
sentence has more than 25 words, you should
sentences are crucial to a good score on the Writing Section of the test.
Here is some information from the University of Ottawa, Canada about sentence
One of the most common problems in
sentence writing is when the sentences are not complete. These are called
"sentence fragments". Here's some info from the Purdue OWL:
Another common problem is
what are called "run-on sentences". Here's a nice discussion from the
Darling's website to help you avoid these and a related problem called "Comma
Splices". A comma splice is when you connect two independent clauses (i.e. two
sentences" with a comma. You can't do that in English!!!
At the bottom of the page are some exercises that we'll look at in class.
Last updated: 14 November 2009