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Sentence Structure: Learn about the four types of sentences!

Sentence Structure: Learn about the four types of sentences!
Are You Ready To Learn About Sentence Structure? Thank goodness for sentences and sentence structure. Sentences are nice little packages of words that come together to express complete thoughts. They make it easy to understand ideas and learn information. Without sentences, we'd probably all be walking around like a bunch of babbling idiots. :) On this page, you're going to learn about simple sentences, compound sentences, complex sentences, and compound-complex sentences. I'm also going to show you how to diagram those things because sentence diagramming is super-duper helpful when it comes to SEEING a sentence's structure. Quick Refresher In order to be a complete sentence, a group of words needs to contain a subject and a verb, and it needs to express a complete thought. If a group of words is missing any of that information, it's probably a sentence fragment. Okay, now it's time for us to explore the four sentence structures! The Four Sentence Structures I kicked the ball. Psst! Hello! Related:  Sentence Structure: Word Order in English.Grammar

Purdue OWL Writing Exercises These OWL resources offer information and exercises on how to clarify sentences and specifically discuss sentence clauses, sentence fragments, sentence structure, and subject-verb agreement. Please use the navigation bar on the left or the links below to access the individual exercises. Sentence Clauses: Independent and Dependent Clauses This resource provides exercises on the differences between independent and dependent clauses that you may print. Once you print the exercise, identify and correct the misuse of these clauses. Sentence Fragments This resource includes three exercises on fragments of increasing difficulty that ask you to identify and correct sentence fragments. Sentence Structure This exercise in this resource asks you to apply your knowledge about common errors in sentence structure: run-ons, commas splices, and fused sentences. Subject-Verb Agreement This resource includes an exercise that asks you to identify the correct verb in a sentence that you may print.

Grammar - Basic sentence structure Basic Sentence Structure There are five basic patterns around which most English sentences are built.* They are as follows: At the heart of every English sentence is the Subject-Verb relationship. The following sentences are examples of the S-V pattern. Note: Any action verb can be used with this sentence pattern. The following sentences are examples of the S-V-O pattern. Note: Only transitive action verbs can be used with this sentence pattern. The following sentences are examples of the S-V-Adj pattern. Note: Only linking verbs can be used with this sentence pattern. The following sentences are examples of the S-V-Adv pattern: The following sentences are examples of the S-V-N pattern. *Other, less common structures are dealt with in another unit. Everyday Grammar: Make Your Writing Smoother with Transitions For VOA Learning English, this is Everyday Grammar. Today we are going to talk about important transition words in English. We will focus on how to use transition words to link ideas together. Some common transition words are and, furthermore, in addition to, not to mention, and in the same way. Transition words are especially important in writing. Adding information Here’s an example. Twenty minutes passed. As separate sentences, they could be related or unrelated ideas. Twenty minutes passed, and we were still standing at the bus stop. Notice how and clarifies the relationship among the three ideas. And belongs to a group of transition words called coordinators. Coordinators combine ideas of equal value, or weight. Cellular phones help us stay connected and allow us to find information easily. The politician said he would raise taxes, and he promised to reveal the details of his plan. In addition, moreover, furthermore In addition, moreover, and furthermore are good alternatives to and.

SVOMPT – word order in English SVOMPT rule is one of the most important rules in English. If students learn to follow this rule, their English will improve dramatically, and they will be understood. Once a student knows some words and follows the SVOMPT rule, we can say that he/she can speak English. I love Darren Crown’s explanation of the origin of the SVOMPT word order. In his humorous book “Angličtina na rovinu” he writes that English was first used by a primitive tribe whose members did not want to use their brain too much and thus they created a word order which is always the same – Subject, Verb, Object, adverbs of Manner, adverbs of Place and adverbs of Time. SVOMPT – games and quizzes At the moment you feel you understand the grammar it is time to put your knowledge into practice. If you want to play the quiz on the full screen, click on the button below. SVOMPT – what is this word In the second quiz your task is to put the sentence into the correct order. SVOMPT – Arrange the sentence

English Sentence Structure: 4 Types of English Sentences Simple Sentence A simple sentence contains one independent clause. What’s an “independent clause”? It’s one subject followed by one verb or verb phrase. It expresses a single idea. Examples of simple sentences: I‘m happy.Robert doesn’t eat meat.My brother and I went to the mall last night.This new laptop computer has already crashed twice. Notice that a “simple sentence” isn’t necessarily short. Compound Sentence A compound sentence has two independent clauses joined by a linking word (and, but, or, so, yet, however). Each independent clause could be a sentence by itself, but we connect them with a linking word: I‘m happy, but my kids are always complaining.Robert doesn’t eat meat, so Barbara made a special vegetarian dish for him.My brother and I went to the mall last night, but we didn’t buy anything.This new laptop computer has already crashed twice, and I have no idea why. Note that each sentence has TWO subjects and TWO verb phrases. Complex Sentence Compound-Complex Sentence

untitled Grammar Basics: Sentence Parts and Sentence Structures The job of grammar is to organize words into sentences, and there are many ways to do that. (Or we could say, Words can be organized into sentences in many different ways.) For this reason, describing how to put a sentence together isn't as easy as explaining how to bake a cake or assemble a model plane. There are no easy recipes, no step-by-step instructions. Experienced writers know that the basic parts of a sentence can be combined and arranged in countless ways. We'll begin by introducing the traditional parts of speech and the most common sentence structures. continue reading below our video Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% For practice in shaping these words and structures into strong sentences, follow the links to the practice exercises, examples, and expanded discussions. Learn More: 2) Subjects, Verbs, and ObjectsThe basic parts of a sentence are the subject, the verb, and (often, but not always) the object. An object receives the action and usually follows the verb. i. i.

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