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Simple, Compound, Complex, and Compound-Complex Sentences
Transcript of Simple, Compound, Complex, and Compound-Complex Sentences
A simple sentence has the most basic elements that make it a sentence: a subject, a verb, and a complete thought.
ex. Joe waited for the train.
"Joe" = subject, "waited" = verb
Simple, Compound, Complex Sentences, and Compound-Complex Sentences
A compound sentence refers to a sentence made up of two independent clauses (or complete sentences) connected to one another with a
. Coordinating conjunctions are easy to remember if you think of the words "FAN BOYS":
Compound Sentence Examples
I like pizza,
I like cheeseburgers more.
I should go to sleep,
I'm still watching TV.
A complex sentence is made up of an independent clause and one or more dependent clauses connected to it with a
Complex Sentence Examples
Complex Sentence Examples Cont.
the complex sentence begins with the dependent clause
you must have a comma.
Mary left the party early
I did not see her.
I did not see Mary at the party
she left early.
A sentence with
two or more
independent clauses and at least
one or more
I have a bad flu
because I need to get well soon
I won't think about school just yet
After the tornado had hit
my house was gone
my neighbor's house was not touched