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Discussion text sentence builder

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Discussion texts have a particulary style.

1. They use connectives to link sentences and build an argument.

2. They use passive phrases to hide who the sentence is about -they do not make it explicitly clear who the sentence is about.

eg ‘Ruth Parry believes Mr Wolf should go to jail could become, ‘Local people believe Mr Wolf should go to jail.

3. They use conditional phrases that include an ‘if’ phrase to explain what would, could, should or might happen.

eg. If Mr Wolf had not been so hungry, he might have been able to resist threatening the 3 little pigs.

Have a go at this sentence builder activity. Start with a simple sentence and build up up piece by piece. 

Simple sentence

Mr Wolf is guilty of harrasing the three little pigs

Connective and passive phrase

Furthermore, everybody agrees that Mr Wolf is guilty of harrasing the three little pigs.

Connective, Passive Phrase and Conditional phrase

Furthermore, if everybody agrees that Mr Wolf is guilty of harrasing the three little pigs, he should be sentenced to time in prison.

Choose you own simple sentence to start with. Click here to find some key  connectives and passive phrases to stick an argument together  

 

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