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Compound and Complex Sentences. Simple Sentence. Complete subject. Complete predicate. A simple sentence is a complete thought. It has a complete subject and a complete predicate. Example : Michael Jordan was a great athlete . Compound Sentence.

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Simple sentence
Simple Sentence

Complete subject

Complete predicate

A simple sentence is a complete thought. It has a complete subject and a complete predicate.

Example: Michael Jordan was a great athlete.


Compound and complex sentences

Compound Sentence

A compound sentence contains two simple sentences joined by a comma and a conjunction

(FANBOYS- see next slide).

Example: Fans waited many hours

to see him, but Michael

never let them down.


Complex sentence
Complex Sentence

A complex sentence contains ONE independent clause (can stand alone) and ONE or more dependent clauses(cannot stand alone).

Example: Even though Michael Jordan was a great player, he still practiced his skills daily.


Compound complex sentence
Compound-Complex Sentence

A compound complex sentencecontains MORE THAN ONE independent clause and AT LEAST ONE dependent clause.

Example: Since Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team, many thought he would quit, and others thought he would persevere.


Name that sentence
Name that sentence!

simple

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Some students like to study in the morning.

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WHY?:

simple

contains a complete subject and a complete predicate


Compound and complex sentences

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simple

compound

complex

compound-complex

I tried to speak Spanish, and my friend tried to speak French.

TYPE:

WHY?:

compound

contains two simple sentences joined by a comma and a conjunction


Compound and complex sentences

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ENDENT

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compound

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compound-complex

When he handed in his homework, he forgot to give his teacher the last page.

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WHY?:

complex

contains ONE independent clause and ONE or more dependent clauses


Compound and complex sentences

Name that sentence!

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ENDENT

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compound

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Although I like to go camping, I haven't had the time to go lately, and I haven't found anyone to go with.

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compound-complex

contains MORE THAN ONE independent clause and AT LEAST ONE dependent clause.


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