Eighth grade grammar is full of lessons on how to clearly combine ideas. Some lessons will be familiar, and others will be totally new. One thing's clear: these are the glorious days of Damocles, exciting and full of pride.
It all hangs by a horse hair, though, as high school barrels down on these strutting youngsters. Now's their last chance to reign in sentence fragments so that complete clauses can coexist peacefully in the green meadows of perfect grammar before crossing into the forest of rhetoric and high school composition.