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Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences
Transcript of Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences
CLAUSE The WHO or WHAT the sentence is about. A group of words with a subject AND a verb. The action in the sentence A simple sentence cannot have a dependent clause BUT, it can have words that describe. A simple sentence can have more than one subject or verb a strong, stand-alone clause Dependent Clause
Simple Sentence Example ! a weak, subordinate clause that needs support Has one independent clause An example: The school of fish swam by. subject verb modifiers OR For example:
The fish red swam by the quickly. the words in white
are MODIFIERS 2 subjects: The diver and his camera-man found an octopus. 2 verbs: The octopus ate and swam away. Coordinating Conjunctions For
So I want to go scuba diving, but first I have to take the class. Dependent clause Independent clause Althoughwe left early, we missed the boat. divers