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Types of sentences. The Fab Four :) (The Beatles were also known as “The Fab Four”). They are:. Simple Compound Complex Compound - Complex. First: Clauses. Independent Dependent. Independent Clause. Are a complete sentence Contain a subject and a verb Express a complete thought.
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Types of sentences The Fab Four :) (The Beatles were also known as “The Fab Four”)
They are: • Simple • Compound • Complex • Compound - Complex
First: Clauses • Independent • Dependent
Independent Clause • Are a complete sentence • Contain a subject and a verb • Express a complete thought
Dependent Clause • Can NOT stand alone • May have subject and verb • DO NOT express a complete thought
Simple Sentences • Is one independent clause • It can NOT have another independent clause
Simple Sentences examples • Americanseat more bananas than any other fruit. • one subject, one verb • David Letterman and Jay Lenohost talk shows. • compound subject (there are two subjects), one verb • My sontoasts and butters his bagel. • One subject, compound verb (there are two)
Compound Sentences • Consist of two or more independent clauses • Independent clauses have a subject and a verb and can stand alone • Combined with a conjunction • FANBOYS (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so) • Semi - colon ;
Compound Sentences examples • Men are mammalsandwomen are femammals. • Two independent clauses; one conjunction • Mushrooms grow in dark places, sothey look like little umbrellas. • Two independent clauses; one conjunction • The largest mammals are found in the sea; there’s no where else to put them. • Two independent clauses; one semi-colon
Complex Sentences • Contain at least one independent clause and one dependent clause • independent clauses have one subject and one verb AND can stand alone • dependent clauses may have a subject and verb but CAN NOT stand alone
Complex sentences examples • Parallel lines never meetuntilyou bend one of them. • conjunction; dependent clause • Many dead animals of the past changed into oilwhileothers preferred to be gas. • Even though the sun is a star,it knows how to change back into the sun during the day.
Compound - Complex Sentences • Has at least two independent clauses • And at least one dependent clause
Compound - Complex Sentences Examples • When the heat comes, the lake dry upandthe farmers know the crops will fail. • dependent clause; independent clause; conjunction