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Shurley English Labels & Examples

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S - Simple Sentence
A simple sentence, also called an independent clause, contains a subject and a verb, and it expresses a complete thought.

Ex. Some students like to study in the mornings.
SCS - Simple Compound Subject
A simple sentence, also called an independent clause, contains a compound subject, a verb, and it expresses a complete thought.

Ex. Joey and Ade play football every afternoon.
SCV - Simple Compound Verb
A simple sentence, also called an independent clause, contains a subject, a compound verb, and it expresses a complete thought.

Ex. Alexis goes and studies at the library every day.
CD - Compound Sentence
A compound sentence contains two independent clauses joined by a coordinator. The coordinators are as follows: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so.

Ex. My brother looked for the keys and I searched for them too.
CX - Complex Sentence
A complex sentence has an independent (complete sentence) clause joined by one or more dependent (fragment) clauses. A complex sentence always has a subordinator such as because, since, after, although, or when or a relative pronoun such as that, who, or which.

Ex. When we found the keys, Mom and Dad were relieved.
F - Fragment
Not a complete sentence or thought.

Ex. At the restaurant.
SN V - Subject Noun Verb
Subject Noun Verb Sentence Pattern

Ex. Dog barked.