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Types of Sentences

Identifying simple, compound, complex, and compound complex sentences.
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natasha thomas

on 11 January 2013

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Types of Sentences A complete sentence has 3 important parts: 1. (subject) who or what is doing the verb?

Buck leads the team. 2. (verb) the action word what is being done?

Buck leads the team. 3. (expresses a complete thought) does the sentence make sense? does it need more information to make sense?

Buck leads the team. Checking for Understanding

What are the 3 important parts to a sentence? After I walked home. He likes her. 28 were on the table. CLAUSES Independent Clauses part of a sentence that can stand alone as its own sentence. If you remove it from the sentence it could be on its own. Buck leads the team across the river Dependent Clause part of a sentence that cannot stand alone as its own sentence. It doesn't make sense without something helping it. Buck leads the team across the river independent clause dependent clause Checking for Understanding

What is the difference between an independent clause and a dependent clause? after we ate since we are tired he is very tall we decided to take a nap Complete Sentences Types of Sentences Simple Sentence

Includes a subject, verb and a complete thought.

Same as an INDEPENDENT CLAUSE We ate lunch together.

Seven dogs were barking.

I love to write. Checking for Understanding

Why are an independent clause and a simple sentence considered the same? Compound Sentence Two independent clauses are joined together by a comma and a conjunction, or a semicolon. Spitz could have been a great leader, however he was too much of a bully. Spitz could have been a great leader. He was too much of a bully. Simple sentence Spitz could have been a great leader; he was too much of a bully comma & conjunction semicolon Compound Jennifer and Jon are best friends. Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember. She is my best friend, so I trust her completely. Buck is big and brown. Complex Sentence A sentence that contains both an independent clause and a dependent clause. When he handed in his homework, he forgot to turn in the last page. indepenent clause dependent clause Checking for Understanding

What is the difference between a compound sentence and a complex sentence? Before leaving for school, he brushed his teeth. The fourth graders had to line up, but the 5th graders got to walk right in. Once she wrote her topic sentence, the rest of the essay was easy. Closure What did we do today? Why is it important to identify simple, complex,
and compound sentences? What is the difference between a compound and complex sentence? write down an example of a simple, compound and complex sentence. Importance I wanted to get him something really special for his birthday. I searched for weeks, but I couldn’t find anything that measured up. The day before the party, I decided to try one last store. Suddenly, there it was. It was perfect. I wanted to get him something for his birthday. I searched for weeks. I couldn't find anything. I had one day left to shop. I decided to try one store. There it was. It was perfect. simple sentences complex sentence compound sentence simple sentence Using different types of sentences with different lengths

makes your writing more mature
gives it a natural flow
keeps your reader interested
shows connections between thoughts and events.
allows your reader to focus on the meaning of your writing Today we are going to identify simple, compound, and complex sentences. Sara began planning her summer vacation in December.

A. Simple
B. Compound
C. Complex Because I left the play early, I missed the surprise ending.
A. Simple
B. Compound
C. Complex Tanya was invited to a party, so she wants to buy a new outfit.
A. Simple
B. Compound
C. Complex After Alison finished playing the video game, she shut down the computer.
A. Simple
B. Compound
C. Complex Some of the books in the library will be given to charity.
A. Simple
B. Compound
C. Complex Joe and his brother went fishing last weekend and caught lots of fish.
A. ? Simple
B. ? Compound
C. ? Complex Fiona became interesting in long-distance running several years ago; in fact, she ran in the New York Marathon last year.
A. ? Simple
B. ? Compound
C. ? Complex a b c d How Do I Identify Types of Sentences?

1. Read the sentence carefully.

2. Break apart the Sentence if it seems like there are 2 sentences.

3. Identify any conjunctions. Coordinating conjunctions indicate a Compound Sentence. Subordinating conjunctions indicate a Complex sentence.

4. Can both parts be their own sentence, or does one part need the other part to make sense? 2 parts that stand alone indicate a compound sentence, 1 part that needs the other to make sense indicates a complex sentence.
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