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Kind of Sentences Essay

  • Submitted by: hoangtracy7
  • on September 21, 2012
  • Category: English
  • Length: 535 words

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Kinds of Sentences

Type Definition Example

Simple one independent clause She did the work well.

Compound two or more independent clauses She did the work well,
and she was paid well.

Complex one independent clause and one Because she did the work
or more dependent clauses well, she was paid well.

Compound- two or more independent clauses Because she did the work
Complex and one or more dependent clauses well, she was paid well,
and she was satisfied.


Simple Sentence
A simple sentence consists of one independent clause and no dependent clauses.   It may contain phrases and have more than one subject and/or verb.

Examples:
1. The lake looks beautiful in the moonlight.
2. Mary, Susan, and Jane walked home.
3. We sang the old songs and danced happily at their wedding.
4. My father, mother, and sister came to the school play, applauded the performers, and attended the party afterwards.

Compound Sentence
A compound sentence consists of two or more independent clauses with n dependent clauses.   There are two ways to join independent clauses to form a compound sentence.   1)   The two independent clauses can be connected by a connecting word called a coordinating conjunction.   The coordinating conjunctions are: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so (FANBOYS to help you remember).   Use a comma before the coordinating conjunction (FANBOYS) between two independent clauses.

Examples:
He opened the door.   He found the missing paper.

He opened the door, and he found the missing paper.

2)   Another way to join independent clauses to form a compound sentence is to put a semicolon between the clauses.

Examples:
He opened the door; he found the missing paper.
3) A final way to join independent clauses to form a compound sentence is to put a semicolon with a conjunctive adverb (words like however, therefore, also, consequently, etc) followed by a comma between the clauses.

Examples:
He opened the...

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