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Types of Sentences

Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences
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Kimberley Hays

on 18 July 2013

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Transcript of Types of Sentences

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)
Suzie

ate
all my food and
drank
all my milk. :(
5)
Ms. Hays

loves
Adam Lambert!
*Has one
independent
clause
(Means
"stands alone"
)
*Contains
subject(s)
and
verb(s)
*Expresses a complete thought
Compound
For
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.
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 complete sentences joined
with
a comma
and
a conjunction
.
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
f
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!
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