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Sentence Types

Simple, Compound, Complex, and Compound-Complex Sentences
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Kara Monroe

on 7 March 2014

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Transcript of Sentence Types

Compound-Complex Sentences
Should have 2 independent clauses connected by a conjunction
should contain a dependent clause (or introductory clause)
dependent clause must be used with a transitional word or phrase

Examples
Even though I like to go shopping
,

I prefer to go with multiple people
,

but I don't have the money
.
I would love to go to the movies
,
there is one that I would like to see
,

but I need to go to the bank first.

Check For Understanding
Compound Sentences
More than one independent clause
Subject
Predicate/Base
Connected with Coordinator (Conjunction) Words
Semi-Colons or Colons
Simple Sentence with a Coordinator
Examples:
The
lightning

struck

and
the
rain

fell
.
Liam
played

soccer
,
so

Emily

went shopping.
FANBOYS
for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so.
Complex Sentences
One independent clause and at least one dependent clause.
Always has a subordinator or a relative pronoun.

Simple Sentences
Structure
one independent clause
Every sentence needs to have
subject
Sentence Types
Kara Monroe
Dheena Rathod
Justin Ambalada
Samii Hsu

Coordinator Help:
http://grammar.yourdictionary.com/parts-of-speech/conjunctions/conjunctions.html
Subject and Predicate Help:
http://www.uottawa.ca/academic/arts/writcent/hypergrammar/subjpred.html
Examples
Run!
She

went to the market.
Julie
loves ice cream.



Examples
Subjects (yellow), Verbs (green), subordinators and required commas (red)
When

he

handed
in his homework
,

he

forgot
to give the teacher the last page.
The
teacher

returned
the homework
after

she

noticed
the error.
The
students

are studying

because
they have a test tomorrow.
After

they

finished
studying
,

Juan
and
Maria

went
to the movies.
Subordinator Examples
because, since, after, although, or when
Subordinators are linking words that are used to join clauses together. They are used at the beginning or in the middle of a sentence. A clause is a group of words that must contain a subject and predicate. There are two types of clauses:
Predicate
or
verb
Subject
http://www.uottawa.ca/academic/arts/writcent/hypergrammar/sntstrct.html
one predicate which contains verb
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