Archive for December, 2012

Complex sentances

We were working on complex sentences, with their dependent clauses and independent clauses last night in class.  The example sentence was: “It’s not you, it’s me.” (“It’s not you” being the independent clause and “it’s me” being the dependent clause)  Well, our group of men didn’t like this because we didn’t want to be seen as the dependents, so we changed the sentence to: “It’s definitely not me, it’s you.”  Actually, in my mind, both these sentences are compound sentences, not complex sentences, because the two halves are really two independent clauses.  If these two want their freedom, they can both be independent.

Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter

My family watched a documentary on Lincoln tonight.  About half way though, I began to sense some inaccuracies: I don’t think Harriet Tubman ever met Lincoln.