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Sentence Types

Simple, Compound, Complex, and Compound-Complex!
by

Lane Gallett

on 22 August 2014

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Transcript of Sentence Types

SENTENCE
TYPES

ONE
independent clause
NO
dependent clauses
Simple
S=IC
Anastasia and Alexei may not be buried with the family.
Nicholas II was the last czar of the Romanov dynasty.
The Bolsheviks imprisoned and executed Nicholas and his family.
Anastasia and Alexei may not be buried with the family.
The Bolsheviks imprisoned and executed Nicholas and his family.
Nicholas II was the last czar of the Romanov dynasty.
CON
CON
CON
2 subjects;
can be combined as 'they'
2 verbs
done by the same subject
TWO+
independent clauses
ONE+
coordinate

(aka FANBOYS;)
conjunction
NO
dependent clauses
Compound
Engels and Marx authored
The Communist Manifesto
, yet Marx was the more influential of the two.

Stalin was Lenin's comrade, but Lenin disowned Stalin before his death.
Engels and Marx wrote
The Communist Manifesto
, yet Marx

was the more influential of the two.
CP= IC,+IC
(+=coordinate conjunction)
Stalin was Lenin's comrade, but

Lenin disowned Stalin before his death.
CON
CON
CON
Complex
ONE
independent clause
ONE+
dependent clause
CX=IC+DC (no comma before DC)
CX=DC,+IC (comma after intro DC)
+=subordinate conjunction
While he was living in St. Petersburg,

Lenin worked with political agitators.

Lenin translated
The Communist Manifesto


before Stalin became his comrade.
While he was living in St. Petersburg, Lenin worked with political agitators.

Lenin translated
The Communist Manifesto
before Stalin became his comrade.
TWO+
independent clauses
ONE
coordinate conjunction
ONE
dependent clause
Compound-
Complex

CPCX=IC+IC+DC
=DC,+IC,+IC
=IC+DC,+IC
Although he was old, the animals listened to Old Major, for he was wise.

Mr. Jones drank while he farmed, so his animals wanted a rebellion.
Although he was old, the animals listened

to Old Major, for he was wise.

Mr. Jones drank while he farmed, so

his animals wanted a rebellion.
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