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Sentence Structure

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Transcript of Sentence Structure

Subject/Predicate
The something or someone that the sentence is about is the subject.


The predicate contains information about the subject.
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1.
My friend and I
, have a dog named Spot.
2.
Many parts of the Asian coastline
were destroyed by a tsunami in 2014
3.Sitting in a tree at the bottom of the garden was
a huge black bird with long blue tail feathers
.
4.Before giving a test
the teacher
should make sure that the students are well-prepared.
5.
Lying on the sofa watching old films
is my favourite hobby.

A small group of words standing together as a conceptual unit, typically forming a component of a clause is a phrase.
e.g. the shining sun
a capital idea
a typical response

A unit of grammatical organization next below the sentence in rank and in traditional grammar said to consist of a subject and predicate is a clause.
e.g.
The shining sun looked particularly beautiful today (independent clause).

While he delivered his capital idea to us, (dependent clause)
Sentence Structure
In English Language

Simple Sentence
One independent clause

e.g. I had potatoes for dinner.

They play cricket really well.

I wonder when I am going to Barcelona next.
Complex Sentence
One dependent clause+one independent clause
07 coordinating conjunctions are
for,and,nor,but,or,yet,so.
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Compound Sentence
Two independent clauses joined together by a coordinating conjunction.
Compound-Complex Sentence
One dependent clause and two independent clauses joined together by a coordinating conjunction.
Subject

Predicate

Phrase

Clause
Phrase/Clause
I did not go to the gym, for I was fatigued.

Sam did not come today, so I thought I should pay him a visit.
While I was watching TV, I heard the telephone bell ring.

I saw a cat licking its kitten while I was driving to school.
While I was watching TV, I heard the telephone bell ring, but I did not pay much attention to it.
Examples
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