31 January 2013

**BUILD-A-SENTENCE, Jan. 31st, 2013**



The following question is similar to the one in part 3 of the Engl 140 final exam. There are many possible answers. Write a sentence using the vocabulary and grammar indicated.

Write a sentence using a dependent clause in the past perfect progressive tense and an independent clause in the simple past. Use the word Valentine in your answer,

14 comments:

Zeinab140 said...

People have been celebrating valentine; it started with Roman Empire and associated with exchanging romantic cards, flowers, and chocolates.

Yosua. said...

YOSUA ENGL140.

After she had been waiting for her husband to arrive home on Valentine´s Day for a month, she was finally able to see him.

Veronica Baig said...

ZEINAB: The first clause needs to be a dependent one, not an independent one;-)
YOSUA:You need to put the phrase 'for a month' next to the words it really modifies. I don't think you mean that she waited for a month after Valentine's Day;-)

Sara said...

He had been waiting long before he took the decision of what to buy her for Valentine’s Day.

YOSUA said...

YOSUA ENGL140.

After she had been waiting for a month for her husband to arrive home on Valentine´s Day, she was finally able to see him.

Rufus143ENGL said...

RufusENGL143

The students had been exchanging their Valentine’s cards when the power went out.

Alexey said...

Alexey ENGL140

Saint Valentine had been baptizing people many years before the emperor Claudius condemned him to death.

Veronica Baig said...

SARA: The first element is an independent one, but the 2nd one is not an independent clause;-)
YOSUA:Good--do you understand the difference in meaning?
RUFUS:That first clause should be a dependent one and the second an independent one;-)
ALEXEY: You need the rethink the clauses: dependent clause + independent clause.

Yosua said...

Yes, thank you very much.
Yosua.

Zeinab140 said...

People have been celebrating since Valentine was started by the Roman Empire centuries ago.

Alexey said...

Alexey ENGL140

In spite of the fact that Saint Valentine had been baptizing people many years, the emperor Claudius condemned him to death.

Veronica Baig said...

ZEINAB: Sorry--you still haven't fixed that problem:-(
ALEXEY: That's better grammatically--it doesn't necessarily make good sense!

Peggy Ronning said...


Daniel sounded very surprised when we phoned to invite him out for Valentine's Day, for he had been trying to phone us.

Veronica Baig said...

PEGGY:OK--the clause order is mixed up, but otherwise you do have the elements.