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Types of Sentences. adapted from The Art of Styling Sentences, 4 th ed Ann Longknife , Ph.D. and K. D. Sullivan Thanks, Mrs. Pomerantz !. What is a Sentence?. Subject || Verb. Students || study. Birds || fly. Modifiers Describe. The successful students || study intently.

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Types of sentences

Types of Sentences

adapted from

The Art of Styling Sentences, 4thed

Ann Longknife, Ph.D. and K. D. Sullivan

Thanks, Mrs. Pomerantz!


What is a sentence
What is a Sentence?

Subject|| Verb

Students || study.

Birds || fly.


Modifiers describe
Modifiers Describe

The successful students || study intently

Adverb

Adjective

Use sparingly.

The colorful birds || fly swiftly.

Adverb

Adjective


Types of sentences 1
Types of Sentences (1)

  • Simple

    • Makes a single statement

    • Is an independent clause

    • Has only one subject-verb combination

  • Rafe ran.

  • Andrea ran to the store.

  • Isabelle ran to the store on Olive and Woods Mill.

  • Chris ran all the way to the store next to the coffee shop on Olive and Woods Mill.

  • Tyler and Bree ran to the store and found a puppy.


Types of sentences 2
Types of Sentences (2)

  • Compound

    • Makes two or more statements

    • Has two or more independent clauses

    • Has two or more subject verb combinations

  • He ran to the store; he found the missing cart.

  • Brianna and Henry ran to the store, but they didn’t find anything.

  • Justin and Carolyn ran to the store, and they found an abandoned kitten.


Types of sentences 3
Types of Sentences (3)

  • Complex

    • Has an independent clause

    • Has one or more dependent clauses functioning has modifiers

  • As he ran to the store, Carlos fell on his face.

  • Penelope also fell on her face as she ran to the store.

  • Because she was laughing at her friend falling, Bailey walked right into a signpost.


Types of sentences 31
Types of Sentences (3)

  • Complex

    • Has an independent clause

    • Has one or more dependent clauses functioning has modifiers

  • As he ran to the store, Carlos fell on his face.

  • Penelope also fell on her face as she ran to the store.

  • Because she was laughing at her friend falling, Bailey walked right into a signpost.


Types of sentences 32
Types of Sentences (3)

  • Complex

    • Has an independent clause

    • Has one or more dependent clauses functioning has modifiers

  • As he ran to the store, Carlos fell on his face.

  • Penelope also fell on her face as she ran to the store.

  • Because she was laughing at her friend falling, Bailey walked right into a signpost.


Types of sentences 4
Types of Sentences (4)

  • Compound Complex

    • Has 2 or more independent clauses

    • Has 2 or more subject-verb combinations

    • Has one or more dependent clauses functioning has modifiers

  • While running to the store, Carlos fell on his face; it was a bad fall.

  • Penelope also fell on her face while running to the store, but she didn’t hurt herself.

  • Because she was laughing at her friend falling, Bailey walked right into a signpost; she should have been able to avoid it.


Types of phrases
Types of Phrases

  • Participial Phrase

    • Begins with a present or past participle

  • Infinitive Phrase

    • Begins with an infinitive

  • PrepositionalPhrase

    • Begins with a preposition

  • Running to the store, Carlos fell on his face.

  • To run to the store seems like a simple task.

  • On the way to the store, Kayla ran into her friend.