• IVF Sentence/Statement
    I - Identify
    V - Verb
    F - Finish
     


    Sentence Variety

    Types of Sentences

    Examples

          1.     Action Verb Sentences

     

    I love recess.

    Our class enjoyed the field trip.

          2.     Where or When Plus What’s Happening Sentences

     

    During class it is important to pay attention for several reasons.

          3.     Number (Power) Statement

     

    My father taught me several tips about fixing cars.

          4.     And, But, So, and Or Sentences

     

    Our class took a trip to the museum, and the guide told us many facts about Egypt.

          5.     However Statements

     

    Our trip to OMSI was wonderful; however, the bus ride was more than I could endure.

          6.     Semicolon Sentences

     

    Our trip to OMSI was wonderful; the bus ride was awful.

          7.     Side-by-Side Sentences

     

    Our trip to OMSI was great. We learned a lot.

          8.     Occasion/Position Statements

     

    When I have free time, I like to read.

          9.     Rhetorical Questions

     

    Is wearing a seat belt a good idea? The experts think so.

         10.   A Few Good Prepositions

     

    Throughout history students have hated homework.

         11.    To Plus Verb Sentences (Infinitive)

     

    To run fast, you must train hard.

         12.    Two Nouns and Two Commas

    (An Appositive)

    Mr. Emmons, our principal, should reconsider the gum rule.

         13.    Compare/Contrast Statements

     

    My brother and I have similar physical features; however, we act very differently.

          14.   Quotations in Sentences

     

    When someone once said that “a dog is man’s best friend,” he was 100% correct.

     

     

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Source: Sentence Mastery, Step Up to Writing, Tool 3-11b
     
     

    Transition Words

     

    Words that can be used to show location:
     

    above

    behind

    by

    near

    throughout

    across

    below

    down

    off

    to the right

    against

    beneath

    in back of

    onto

    under

    along

    beside

    in front of

    on top of

     

    among

    between

    inside

    outside

     

    around

    beyond

    into

    over

     

     

    Words that can be used to show time:
     

    while

    first

    meanwhile

    soon

    then

    after

    second

    today

    later

    next

    at

    third

    tomorrow

    afterward

    as soon as

    before

    now

    next week

    about

    when suddenly

    during

    until

    yesterday

    finally

     

     

    Word that can be used to compare two things:
     

    likewise

    also

    while

    in the same way

    like

    as

    similarly

     

     

    Words that can be used to contrast two things:
     

    but

    still

    although

    on the other hand

    however

    yet

    otherwise

    even though

     

    Words that can be used to emphasize a point:
     

    again

    truly

    especially

    for this reason

    to repeat

    in fact

    to emphasize

     

     

    Words that can be used to conclude or summarize:
     

    finally

    as a result

    to sum up

    in conclusion

    lastly

    therefore

    all in all

    because

     

    Words that can be used to add information:
     

    again

    another

    for instance

    for example

    also

    and

    moreover

    additionally

    as well

    besides

    along with

    other

    next

    finally

    in addition

     

     

    Words that can be used to clarify:
     

                            that is

    for instance

    in other words

     
     
     
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     1. Magic Three Sentence
     2. Figurative Language
     
                   
               Simile          Metaphor      Hyperbole      Alliteration      Personification
                               Idiom          Onomatopoeia            Symbolism          Allusion  
         

     
    3. Specific Details
     4. Repetition for Effect
     5. Expanded Moment
     6. Humor
     7. Hyphenated Modifiers
     8. Full Circle Ending
     
     Source: Ledbetter, Mary Ellen.