Style in Essay Elements

The style or the tone that you want to set in your writing now modifiers are anything that changes or adds to the meaning of let  say a subject or something else right we  going to look at that more specifically so and there are different elements you have different parts of speech that you can use you have different tools in the grammar in the language basically that you can apply to make for example ease independent clause seem very sophisticated I’m going to look at what I call basic and elaborate sentences basic means like it  just very you know simple and doesn’t have too much to it it has the minimum requirement basically you have the elements of the independent clause you finish your sentence you move on to the next sentence elaborate means you  adding a lot more information you have very detailed rich modifiers now what what can be a modifier what can be used to add information to change something to show a sort of relationship you have.

All kinds of phrases gerund phrases noun phrases you have participles again different video for the phrases I’ll show you all the different types that you can use and how to use them linking words or adverbials like however nevertheless all of these things in addition furthermore participles these are ing or IDI words that basically contain a subject and a verb inside of them and you have to know how to use these as well a separate lesson adverbs prepositions so lots of different elements that you can use and I’m going to show you some good examples of sentences that went from basic to elaborate but maintained their sentence type okay so let  look at a simple example of simple sentence meaning one independent clause so look at look at a basic sentence Trevor based his decision on several criteria now you want to know what did he what did he have to decide on what were the criteria when did he do it all these things so I have a very basic set of sentence seven words in it only and I can have different sentences with all the other information or I can have a very elaborate sentence this one has 45 words one sentence and it has all the information that I need before deciding on the most suitable school for his chosen course of study.

Trevor weighed all the positives and negatives of each according to several criteria including their professors national rankings and rates of graduate employment not to mention the tuition and living costs now the first thing I want you to notice about this sentence yeah it  very long but that  not what I want you to notice there is only one clause in the entire sentence Trevor wait all the positives and negatives of each school that is your independent clause that is the only clause which means that this is a simple sentence it looks very long it looks very complicated or complex or however you want to see it but it  a simple sentence lots of modifiers before deciding on you have a participle the school for his chosen course of study the most suitable school okay that would have been enough but I added a practice a prepositional phrase for his chosen course of study according to so basically I’m adding more information.