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Types of Sentences

Types of sentences and examples
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Larissa Ley

on 20 November 2014

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Transcript of Types of Sentences

4 types of Sentences
Simple Sentences
Some students like to study in the mornings.
Subject
Predicate
Rachel and Jenny work on homework every night.
Subjects
Verb
Alicia goes to the library and studies every day.
Subject
Compound Verb
Compound Verb
Simple sentences contain:
-Subject
-Verb
-May have compound
subjects or predicates
Compound Sentences
- Subject + Predicate (x2)
- Conjunction (FANBOYS)
- Comma or semicolon
I tried to play volleyball, and my sister tried to run cross country.
Subject
subject
Predicate
Predicate
Conjunction
The movie ended, so they went home.
Subject
Subject
Conjunction
Predicate
Predicate
Complex Sentences
- Subject + predicate (x2)
- 1 Independent clause
- 1 Dependent clause
- Comma (possibly)
- Subordinate conjuctions

When he handed in his homework,
he forgot to give the teacher the last page.
Subject
Subject
Predicate
Predicate
The students are studying because they have a test tomorrow.
Subordinate Conjunction
Subject
Helping verb
Predicate
Subject
Predicate
Compound/Complex
- Subject + Predicate (x3)
- 2 Independent Clauses
- 1 Dependent Clause
- 1 (or 2) Commas
As I look out the window, I see no clouds, but the weather report predicted rain.
Dependent Clause
Independent Clause
Independent Clause
When we won the state championship, the team captain jumped for joy, and the fans cheered.
Dependent Clause
Independent Clauses
Dependent Clause
*A dependent clause is a group of words that contains a
subject and verb
but does
not
express a complete thought.

*It is
NOT
a complete sentence.
Independent Clause
*An independent clause is a group of words that contains a subject and verb and
expresses a complete thought
.

*An independent clause is a sentence.
F-for
A-and
N-nor
B-but
O-or
Y-yet
S-so
Subordinate Conjunction
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