ObjectiveTo provide the studentwith pointers on how toconstruct sentences
Simple SentenceA simple sentence has one subject and one predicate
Simple SentenceObserve how a simple sentence isconstructed: We went to San Juan yesterday.
Simple SentencePronoun Verb Prepositional phrase We went to San Juan .Simple subject Complete predicate
Compound SentenceA compound sentence has more thanone part that can stand alone(independent clauses)Independent clauses are connected bycoordinating conjunctions, conjunctiveadverbs or a semi-colon.
Compound Sentence We went to San Juan, andmost of us danced all night.
Compound Sentence Subject Verb Prepositional phrase We went to San Juan, PredicateCoordinatingConjunction and most of us danced all night . Subject Verb Modifying phrase
Compound Sentences My parents caught a severe cold;consequently, they had to canceltheir vacation. Conjunctive AdverbSome people like basketball;others prefer baseball. Semi-colon
Complex SentenceA complex sentence has at leasttwo parts: one that can standalone and another one that cannotThe part that cannot stand alone islinked to the rest of the sentenceby a subordinating conjunction
Complex SentenceSince my boyfriend and I wanted to have fun,we went to San Juan yesterday.
Complex Sentence Since we wanted to have fun, Part that cannot stand aloneSubordinatingConjunction Subject Predicate we went to San Juan yesterday.
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