Mrs. Flynn’s Class. Sentences: Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences. Objectives. Differentiate between phrases and clauses. Identify simple, compound, and complex sentences. PP 3-1b. A Sentence. A sentence consists of words correctly arranged to form a complete statement or idea.
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and Complex Sentences
A sentence consists of words correctly arranged to form a complete statement or idea.
begins with a capital letter.
ends with an ending mark of punctuation.
to score a goal to climb a tree
A phrase is a sequence of words which has neither a subject nor a predicate.
in our classroom at the soccer game
A clause is a sequence of words with both a subject and a predicate.
Independent clause: Is a complete sentence and can stand alone.
Weraised money to help the Children’s Fund in Warwick.
Dependent clause: Is not a complete sentence and cannot stand alone. It must be joined to an independent clause to make sense.
When weraised money for the Children’s Fund,
When a dependent clause introduces an independent clause, place a comma at the end of the dependent clause.
If you want to win the game,you must practice.
Because I didn’t finish my work in school, I have extra homework.
A simple sentence is one independent clause in a subject-verb pattern.
Simple Sentence definition and example
from Harcourt Grammar.
A compound sentence is two independent clauses connected by a coordinating conjunction.
Compound Sentence definition from Harcourt Grammar.
A complex sentence consists of anindependent clause and a dependent clause.
Complex Sentence definition from Harcourt Grammar.