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Sentences
  Making longer sentences
    Clauses
    Phrases

  Placing the parts of a sentence

  How using short or longer   sentences affects your work
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Sentences - Making longer sentences

You need to know about groups of words which form parts of a sentence in order to:
  • join these parts together correctly
  • punctuate your work (see Punctuation in the Main Menu)
  • have a good 'style'.

You need to know about this to write well. So do persist with this section!

Click on Definitions at the top of the page for an explanation of any grammatical terms you do not understand.

There are two main types of groups of words in a sentence: clauses and phrases.

Sentences often have a mix of clauses and phrases. This section deals with both.

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Lecturer Name: Chris Hopkins
Lecturer Description: Teaches English in the Faculty of Society and Development

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Chris refers to 'conjunctions'. These are words which join parts of a sentence together e.g and; but.

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Lecturer Name: Jenny Shelton
Lecturer Description: Teaches Biochemistry in the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing

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