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The pronoun that refers to animals and common nouns. The face mar launched a thousand ships belonged to Helen of Troy. The animal that most people fear is the boa constrictor. The pronoun whose almost always refers to people, but it is occasionally used to refer to animals and things to avoid an awkward or convoluted sentence. The plane whose landing gear jammed will run out of fuel at 14:42. The lion wfiose mane became stuck in the gate was protesting mightily. 20SENTENCE STRUCTURE 20A Simple sentences A sentence is a group of words with a subject and predicate expressing one complete thought.

In return for such valuable work, a dog requires little. After writing this paragraph, Lisa felt she had a good start. She had established a distinct idea in the first paragraph, and written one of the three supporting paragraphs that will comprise the middle or generative part of her essay. Something was not right, however. Lisa realized that she was not developing enough of a statement, and that the work she was writing would sound sparse and abbreviated, a chronic problem she has had with her writing throughout her years in school.

Do not use and before which or who unless the sentence has a previously expressed which or who clause with which to be parallel. INCORRECT: She is a well-known surgeon from New York, and who has written many books on brain surgery. CORRECT: She is a weil-known surgeon from New York, who has lectured at many medical schools and who has written many books on brain surgery. •1 22-23 22 TRANSITIONAL WORDS AND PHRASES 2 2 A W o r d s o f transition a r e clues t h a t h e l p the r e a d e r t o f o l l o w t h e w r i t e r ' s f l o w o f ideas Confusion can result, however, when an illogical or incorrect connective is used.

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