If you have a group of words containing two or more independent clauses that are not properly punctuated, it's probably a. They contain at least two independent clauses and at least one subordinate clause. That sentence has a compound subject. These clauses are joined by a coordinating conjunction or a semicolon. If you figure out what you need to have in each one, in each sentence type, just make sure it's there.
Just as you ask questions, deliver information, make exclamations, or make a request in daily communications, the written word needs to reflect the same goals. Or, if you're not into bunny following, you know, something like remember to wash the dishes, you're still being commanded to remember. It's still a simple sentence. It doesn't say that a simple sentence is short or easy to understand. But look at this: Being an English teacher with a penchant for syntactical complexity, I love simple sentences.
That's how simple they are! In other words, with a period it is declarative and relatively unemotional. It is not a complete idea. Independent , nonessential dependent clause , clause. I kicked the ball is an independent clause. Today you will learn about the three different sentence types. Independent clauses can stand on their own, but dependent clauses cannot. An independent clause has a subject and a verb, and can complete an idea.
I will let you know when it is complete. Then, once you have all this stuff, you can add as many complements, or basically extras, as you want. Worksheet will open in a new window. It has a subject; it has a verb. This is still a simple sentence; it just has two parts to the subject and two parts to the verb. So that would be something like it is a beautiful day.
This is a simple sentence. We have simple sentences, compound sentences, complex sentences, and compound-complex. Nothing as exciting, but fundamentally much more important when it comes to your writing. Fragments and Run-On Sentences — Each of the sentences is either a fragment or a run-on. Worksheet will open in a new window.
For an overview of the different types of sentence, have a look at this short video. Janet went to the library to borrow some books. This sentence contains four dependent clauses. A contains a subject and a verb, and it may also have an object and modifiers. The Simple Sentence The first one is the simple sentence.
And is a coordinating conjunction joining the two independent clauses. While coordinating conjunctions can indicate some type of relationship between the two independent clauses in the sentence, they sometimes do not indicate much of a relationship. It contains a subject and a verb and is a complete idea. I have a subject, I have a verb, I have an object. So, we join two independent clauses with a compound conjunction. A contains at least one independent clause and at least one dependent clause. Because the ball hit him is a modifying the verb cried.
Note that there are now two horizontal lines and one is directly below the other. Object: A person, animal, place, thing, or concept that receives the action. Sentence variety is the spice of life! Note that two of the dependent clauses are inside of and part of the independent clause. These words generally are used to join together parts of a sentence, not to begin a new sentence. Example: Because life is complex, we need complex sentences. By the way, simple sentences can have compound elements. Declarative sentences always end with a period.