Sentence Structure
Simple Sentence
A simple sentence has one
subject

and one predicate
Simple Sentence
Observe how a simple sentence is
constructed:

We went to Lake View park
yesterday.
Simple Sentence
Pronoun

We
Simple
subject

Verb

Prepositional phrase

went to Lake view park.
Complete predicate
Compound Sentence
 A compound sentence has more than

one part that can stand alone
(independent clauses)

 Independent ...
Compound Sentence

We went to Lake view park, and
most of us danced all night.
Compound Sentence
Subject

Verb

Prepositional phrase

We went to Lake view park,
Predicate

Coordinating
Conjunction

and...
Compound Sentences
 My parents caught a severe cold ;
consequently, they had to cancel
their vacation.
Conjunctive
Adverb...
Complex Sentence
 A complex sentence has at least
two parts: one that can stand
alone and another one that
cannot

The p...
Complex Sentence
Since my boyfriend and I wanted to have fun,
we went to Lake view park
yesterday.
Complex Sentence
Since we wanted to have fun,
Subordinating
Conjunction

Part that cannot stand alone
Subject

Predicate

...
Compound-Complex
Sentence
 This type of sentence has more than
one part that can stand alone, and at
least one that canno...
Compound-Complex
Sentence
Since we wanted to have fun,
my boyfriend and I went to San Juan yesterday,

and we danced all n...
Compound-Complex
Sentence

Subordinating
Conjunction

Since we wanted to have fun,
Part that cannot stand alone

my boyfri...
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Sentence structure

  1. 1. Sentence Structure
  2. 2. Simple Sentence A simple sentence has one subject and one predicate
  3. 3. Simple Sentence Observe how a simple sentence is constructed: We went to Lake View park yesterday.
  4. 4. Simple Sentence Pronoun We Simple subject Verb Prepositional phrase went to Lake view park. Complete predicate
  5. 5. Compound Sentence  A compound sentence has more than one part that can stand alone (independent clauses)  Independent clauses are connected by coordinating conjunctions, conjunctive adverbs or a semi-colon.
  6. 6. Compound Sentence We went to Lake view park, and most of us danced all night.
  7. 7. Compound Sentence Subject Verb Prepositional phrase We went to Lake view park, Predicate Coordinating Conjunction and most of us danced all night . Subject Verb Modifying phrase
  8. 8. Compound Sentences  My parents caught a severe cold ; consequently, they had to cancel their vacation. Conjunctive Adverb Some people like basketball ; others prefer baseball. Semi-colon
  9. 9. Complex Sentence  A complex sentence has at least two parts: one that can stand alone and another one that cannot The part that cannot stand alone is linked to the rest of the
  10. 10. Complex Sentence Since my boyfriend and I wanted to have fun, we went to Lake view park yesterday.
  11. 11. Complex Sentence Since we wanted to have fun, Subordinating Conjunction Part that cannot stand alone Subject Predicate we went to Lake view park yesterday.
  12. 12. Compound-Complex Sentence  This type of sentence has more than one part that can stand alone, and at least one that cannot  Notice how the different conjunctions link the different parts of this sentence
  13. 13. Compound-Complex Sentence Since we wanted to have fun, my boyfriend and I went to San Juan yesterday, and we danced all night.
  14. 14. Compound-Complex Sentence Subordinating Conjunction Since we wanted to have fun, Part that cannot stand alone my boyfriend and I went to Lake view park Coordinating Conjunction Subject Predicate and we danced all night.
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