Week 1: Apostrophe use for words that end in “s”
Odysseus’s journey home took ten years.
Week 2: A series without a conjunction
I have come to you without sin, without guile, without evil, without a witness against me.
-from The Book of the Dead
Week 3: Complex Sentence
After two full days of blissfully farting around inside the hotel, I reluctantly venture forth out of the resort area.
-George Saunders, “The New Mecca”
Week 1: Serial Comma Sentence
His room smelled of cooked grease, Lysol, and age.
Week 2: Colon Sentence
There were only two options: fight or run.
Week 3: Semicolon Sentence
We have learned so much; we have so far to go.
-Dave Pelzer, A Child Called It
Week 4: Titles
Arguably, Led Zeppelin’s song “Stairway to Heaven” from their untitled fourth album (sometimes referred to as Led Zeppelin IV), is the best rock song of all time.
Week 5: Compound Sentence
The drought had lasted now for ten million years, and the reign of the terrible lizards had long since ended.
-Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey