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Types of Sentences

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Independent clause
contains a subject and a verb and is a complete thought
dependent clause
contains a subject and verb but is not a complete thought
common dependent clause markers
after, although, as if, because, before, even if, even though, if, since, that, though, when
simple sentence
one independent clause
ex: the golf team and the cross country compete on Saturday morning.
compound sentence
two independent clauses
ex: English is not as difficult as math, but art is more difficult than choir.
complex sentence
one independent clause and at least one dependent clause
ex: According to Mr. Livesay, you learned this information in fourth grade.
compound complex
at least two independent clauses and at least one dependent clause
ex: Although there are a lot of people here today, I believe that you will understand this material, and I know you will do well on the quiz.
When I get home from school, I'm going to take a nap
complex
I got in trouble so I can't go to the party, but it would have been fun.
compound complex
Being alone can be scary unless you keep yourself busy.
Complex
Mr. Morton, the best reading teacher in the world, taught me sentence structure.
simple
Keith, Carrie, and Kyle bought donuts and ate them down by the river.
simple
I left early so that I could get some work done, but I'll be back soon.
compound complex
Crossing the street in dangerous if you don't look both ways before you cross.
complex
If you don't want to study, you should stay home, but you ay regret it.
compound complex
Every time I go to mall, I spend all of my money on things that I don't need.
complex
Mom said that I can go to the museum with you, but I have to be home early.
compound complex
Modern Warfare is a fun game, but no game is better than Ms. pac man.
compound
Todd and Nick are eating chips and salsa on a park bench before dinner.
simple
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