The opposite of passive voice, the _______ is essentially any sentence with an active verb. _______ is usually preferred in writing because it expresses more energy and command of the essay than does the passive voice.
Also called a noun phrase, an appositive modifies the noun next to it.
A sentence structure that is a combination of a dependent clause and an independent clause.
A sentence structure made up of two independent clauses joined by a coordinating conjunction.
A combination of a compound and an complex sentence.
This is a basic statement or an assertion and is the most common type of sentence.
This clause contains a noun and a verb but is set up with a subordinate conjunction, which makes the clause and incomplete thought.
A sentence that conveys excitement or force.
A verb ending in “ing” that serves as a noun.
A clause that can stand alone as a sentence.
The word “to” plus a verb, used as a noun, and adjective,or an adverb.
An independent clause followed by all sorts of debris, usually dependent clauses.
A noun toward which a thought, feeling, or action is directed.
Parallel Syntax (Parallelism)
A pattern of language that creates a rhythm of repetition often combined with some other language of repetition. Parallel sets of sentences or parallel clauses can exist within a sentence.
Phrases,sentences, and words inside parentheses.
A verbal that is used as an adjective.
The opposite of active voice; in the _______ something happens to someone.
A sentence with several dependent clauses that precede the independent clause. An easy way to remember this is to think of the independent clause appearing immediately after the period.
A grouping of words that clarify or define. There is no verb in a ____”
The formal term for a verb that conveys the meaning or carries the action of a sentence.
An adjective that follows a linking verb and modifies the subject.
A noun or pronoun that follows a linking verb and renames the subject.
An independent clause.
The formal term for the noun or pronoun that is the basic focus of the sentence.
A conjunction that makes an independent clause into a dependent clause.