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Copy of Types of Sentences

Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences
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Michelle Ganey

on 13 January 2014

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Sentences
Simple
Examples:
1) The
fox

jumped
over the dog.
2)
John
and
Mikey

drove
to the zoo.
3)
I

can
't
wait
for the weekend!
4)
Mrs. Ganey

ate
all my chocolate and
drank
all my coffee.
5)
Miss Page

loves
going to Disney World and watching Disney movies.
*Has one
independent
clause
(Means
"stands alone"
)
*Contains
subject(s)
and
verb(s)
*Expresses a complete thought
Compound
For
coordinating conjunctions,
remember
FANBOYS
.
Complex
(Don't worry
it isn't
COMPLEX
!)
Complex
sentences have one
independent
clause, one
dependent
clause
(dependent
means it
"cannot be by itself")
,

and
one
subordinate conjunction
.
Some
Examples
of
Subordinate Conjunctions:
A
s
A
lthough
A
fter
W
hile
W
hen
U
ntil
B
ecause
B
efore
I
f
S
ince


Examples:

1a)
After
we ate four bananas
,
we were hyper.
1b) We were hyper
after
we ate four bananas.
1. Jimmy went to the party
,

and
he saw Joe.
2. The ball flew over the fence
,

but
it sailed out of bounds.
3. There was no school in the state of Minnesota on Monday
;
it was -57 degrees there.
1) I went to the park
before
dinner was made.
2)
Until
I ate an avocado, I thought they were gross!
3) We climbed a tree
although
we were scared.
4)
Since
Amanda works at California Pizza Kitchen, she is sick and tired of pizza.
A Compound Sentence
Two simple sentences (also known as independent clauses) joined
with either
a comma
and
a coordinating conjunction
OR
a semicolon
Complex Sentence Structure
They can be written two different ways:
1)
Dependent
clause
,

Independent
clause
(After the
dependent
clause you
must
put a
comma
)
2)
Independent
clause
Dependent
clause (no
comma
)
What Makes
a Sentence?
1) Expresses a
complete thought
2) Has a
subject
3) Has a
predicate
4) Begins with a
capital letter
5) Ends with
punctuation
A Sentence
There are
three
types of sentences:
Simple
,
Compound
, and
Complex
f
or
a
nd
n
or
b
ut
o
r
y
et
s
o
A Complex Sentence
You can remember them
with
AAAWWUBBIS
!
Simple Sentence
The same sentence can be written
two
ways.
*When the
AAAWWUBBIS
is the
first word
, you must add a
comma at the end of the dependent clause
.
*Do not use a comma when it is in the middle of the sentence.
Now it's Your Turn. Write a Sentence the
Other
Way.
Examples:
*Notice when the
AAAWWUBBIS
is the
first word
, you must add a
comma
at the end of the dependent clause. No commas if it is the in middle.
2a) I was happy to go home
because
I was so tired!
2b)
Because
I was so tired
,
I was happy to go home!
Let's Practice!
Which of the following sentences needs a comma, and why?
1. Miss Page and I both saw
Saving Mr. Banks
and we both loved it.
2. Mrs. Ganey went to the Mall of America but didn't purchase anything.
Try it again!
Which of the following sentences needs another comma, and why?
3. During winter break, Miss Page discovered her favorite restaurant in Clayton and over the break she ate there twice.
4. On Friday afternoon, Mrs. Davis made up a dance and showed it to Miss Page and Mrs. Ganey.
Practice on your own!
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