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Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences
The four types of sentences - definitions and examples.
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A simple sentence has...
one independent clause and no dependent clauses
A complex sentence has...
one independent clause and at least one dependent clause
A compound sentence has...
at least two independent clauses and no dependent clauses
An independent clause can best be described as...
a clause that could stand on its own as a complete sentence.
A dependent clause can be best described as...
a clause that needs to be linked to another type of clause to be complete. It can start with a subordinating conjunction.
I was born on Chinese New Year.
I was happy because I was always loved and respected.
They hoped that I would be the happiest girl in the world.
We were having music class, but we couldn't keep our minds on the teacher's directions.
When she finished, she spoke quietly with Principal Long.
I went back to class, but I could not remember the song we were singing.
Someone told me that the principal wanted to see me.
The office door was heavy.
Our apartment was bright, warm, and welcoming.
When the woman saw my new hat, she just loved it.
Principal Long told us that it would be competitive.
My heart was full, so I stretched out my arm.
Like a tree with only one trunk
Many of the original inhabitants still lived there although now each building was shared by several families.
We dropped our books and rushed out with her.
The man kept arching his foot as if the pebbles on the sidewalk hurt him.
A few times he bit his lips.
The guilty person was a handsome man in his early thirties.
With many pauses.
As it turned out, I came down with a fever, so I stayed home for ten days.
Classes had started again.
At first I couldn't answer.
One after another they continued to criticize me.
As the match flared, I saw Du Hai sitting in rapt attention.
incomplete sentences. They could be missing a subject and a verb, or they could be a dependent clause.
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