9 Grammar Sentence Structure. Simple sentence Compound Sentence Complex sentence Compound-complex sentence. Simple Sentence. A simple sentence consists of a single independent clause. We worked long hours at the polling booth. Ed and I checked and rechecked our answer.
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Use simple sentences for emphasis and clarity
Too many simple sentences, however, can make your writing sound choppy and disjointed
hemounted them in his stamp collection.
good after the hike.
As a result
At the time
On the other hand
along with everybody else.
after the gameis over.
When the dependent clause appears first, it is followed by a comma
When the independent clause comes first, a comma is not used
As far as
As long as
As much as
As soon as
In order that
Lest now that
divides, and then Iturned back.
Use compound-complex sentences occasionally to express complicated relationships
Use them sparingly; when overused, they tend to make your writing sound wordy and labored
* These concepts will be introduced in future lessons
Sentences that are concise convey their meaning in as few words as possible
Short sentences tend to be sharp and emphatic; they move ideas forward quickly, creating a fast pace
Longer sentences, in contrast, move the reader more slowly through the essay