Types of Sentences. Declarative Sentences. Tell you a fact, make a statement, share an opinion or an observation . Some examples: The water is blue. I am looking at an underwater scene. That turtle looks very happy. I saw a sea turtle while I was snorkeling in Hawaii.
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*Simple sentences have one subject (the noun part), and one predicate (the verb part).
The boy auditioned for the show.
The students learned about sentences.
Axel stole my pillow last night.
Cory and I traveled to Santorini, Greece.
*Compound sentences are made up of more than one simple sentence. Compound sentences usually have coordinators (conjunctions) in between the simple sentences.
The coordinators(conjunctions) are as follows: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so. (Helpful hint: The first letter of each of the coordinators spells FANBOYS.)
I baked a cake, andthe guests devoured it.
You will write a story, andI will read it.
My dog is cute, buthe’s not very smart.
In Italy I ate pasta,andI visited the Colosseum.
*Complex sentences are made up of one simple sentence and a second simple sentence that depends on it in order to make sense.
Hint: A complex sentence always has a subordinator that tells us the second part relies on the first part (such as because, since, after, although, or when or a relative pronoun such as that, who, orwhich).
Afterthey finished studying, Sarah and Kayla went to the movies.
The students are studying because they have a test tomorrow.
I am not giving additional homework, sinceyou all need to work on your stories.
This depends on the other part to make sense.
This can stand alone as its own idea.