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Simple, Compound and Complex Sentences. Simple sentences. A simple sentence consists of a single clause. A clause is a part of a sentence that contains a subject and a verb. For example: The ballerina danced all night. Annie watched the television. Compound sentences.

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Simple compound and complex sentences

Simple, Compound and Complex Sentences


Simple sentences

Simple sentences

  • A simple sentence consists of a single clause.

  • A clause is a part of a sentence that contains a subject and a verb.

  • For example:

  • The ballerina danced all night.

  • Annie watched the television.


Compound sentences

Compound sentences

  • A compound sentence consists of two main clauses joined together by a coordinating conjunction like for, and, nor, but, or, yet, or so. (FANBOYS)

  • A main clause is one that makes sense on its own.

  • For example:

  • Joe likes chocolate, and he likes toffee

  • Peter was late, but Chris waited.

  • I can walk home, or I can catch the bus.


Complex sentences

Complex sentences

  • A complex sentence consists of a main clause and a dependent clause.

  • The main clause makes complete sense on its own

  • The dependent clause will not make complete sense if separated from the main clause.


Complex sentences1

Complex sentences

  • A dependent clause gives more information about the main clause.

  • It begins with a subordinating conjunction like when, because, if, or although.

  • For example:

  • Sam went for a walk although it was raining.


Simple compound or complex

Simple, compound or complex?

  • Because it was icy, I drove very carefully this morning.

  • I enjoy watching television and listening to music.

  • I can walk home or catch the bus.

  • The dog ran towards the cat.

  • You won’t be chosen for the football team if you don’t behave well in class.


What type of sentence

What type of sentence?

  • 1. Magnets are affected by the gravitational pull.

2. The barrier islands are examples of constructive processes, but the Okefenokee Swamp is an example of destructive processes.

3. Horseshoe, bar, and ring are three types of magnets used.

4. Since the Tallulah Falls is beaten with the strong water, it would be considered to have destructive forces affecting it.


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