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Year 6. Simple, compound and complex sentences. Simple Sentences. Here are some examples. My dog is small. I hate sprouts. I am 10 years old. . I live in Stonham Aspal. Simple sentences have 1 clause. Most simple sentences have a subject and a predicate. Subject = dog - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Simple compound and complex sentences

Year 6

Simple,

compound

and complex

sentences


Simple compound and complex sentences

Simple Sentences

Here are some examples

My dog is small.

I hate sprouts.

I am 10 years old.

I live in Stonham Aspal.

Simple sentences have 1 clause. Most simple sentences have a subject and a predicate.

Subject = dog

Predicate = It is small.

E.g. My dog is small.


Simple compound and complex sentences

Compound Sentences

A compound sentence is usually made from 2 or more simple sentences (or clauses) that are joined with a connective.

My dog is not popular with the neighbours.

It scares the postman away.

Becomes

My dog is not popular with the neighbours it scares the postman away.

because


Simple compound and complex sentences

Because

When

And

But

Therefore

There are many connectives that

can be used in compound

sentences

Although

Until

While

Where

After

Since


Simple compound and complex sentences

But Be CAREFUL!!!

DO NOT

use the same connective

over and over again

It’s better to mix and match


Simple compound and complex sentences

Complex Sentences

A complex sentence is similar to a compound sentence, however when you take away the connective one of the clauses does not make sense.

Connective

Clause 1

E.g. The dinner was burned because she had forgotten it.

Clause 2 does not make sense on its own, without clause 1 = complex sentence.

Clause 2