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Kinds of Sentence Structure

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Melissa Hollnagel

on 13 January 2016

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Kinds of Sentence Structure
Independent Clause vs. Subordinate Clause
Independent Clause:
can stand alone as a sentence
example: Ed swam the English Channel.

Subordinate Clause (dependent): cannot stand alone because it does not express a complete thought.
example: when she was nineteen years old
Simple Sentence
A simple sentence contains one independent clause and NO subordinate clauses.

example: A good rain will help farmers.

Compound Sentence
A compound sentence contains two or more independent clauses and no subordinate clauses

example: Mel wrote about her mother's aunt, and Lee wrote about his cousin from Jamaica.
To practice
Continuing in your Cornell notes, complete exercise 3 on pages 443 and 444 in your green textbook.
To Review
Complete the Chapter Review on page 451 and 453
Section B and D
Complex Sentence
Complex Sentence contains one independent clause and at least one subordinate clause.

-Read page 445 for more information on complex sentences.

Write examples of complex sentences.

Compound-Complex Sentences
Compound-Complex sentences contain two or more independent clauses and at least one subordinate clause.

Example: Whenever we go on vacation, our neighbors mow our yard, and they collect our mail.

To Practice
Continuing in your Cornell notes, complete Exercise 5 on page 448
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