Month: January 2012

Blog Prompt #4 (S2012)

Identify the sentence patterns in your first analysis. How many of your sentences were simple sentences? How many were compound sentences? And so forth. Try combining some sentences and/or making compound sentences two simple sentences. How do the meanings change?

Coordination and Subordination

A discussion of sentence patterns necessarily introduces the coordination and subordination of clauses within those sentences. Learning the punctuation and grammar of coordination and subordination is easy. The tough part is identifying when and why an idea is a coordinate…

If I Was a Rich Man . . .

Notice anything incorrect about the title of this post? If so, you’re probably wondering why our discussion of verbs did not cover the subjunctive mood. My answer is that, for the purposes of this class, we won’t be discussing the…

Blog Prompt #3 (S2012)

Review the draft you will use for your second analysis and note your use of conjunctive adverbs and conjunctions. Consider how the meaning would be different if you structured the sentences with conjunctions as two sentences with a conjunctive a…

Blog Prompt #2 (S2012)

Let’s get started on the first analysis draft. For this prompt, find the professional article and passage from that article that you will be using for your analysis. You will want to choose the article carefully; some articles will work…

Welcome

Hello and welcome to the companion web site in support of the Spring 2012 iteration of AEGL 250–Rhetorical Grammar. I am frantically playing around with the web site, experimenting with templates, etc., so be aware that changes will be coming.…