A sentence• Is a group of words containing a subject and predicate.• Should express a complete thought or be able to make sense.• Sometimes, the subject is ‘hidden’, as in a command : ‘Fire’.• Can be simple, compound, complex, or compound-complex.
The simple sentence• It contains only one independent clause.• It is limited to:i. One subjectii. One predicate• It is considered to be the smallest sentence unit.
Examples• He is playing. Subject PredicateThey sleep.Subject PredicateWe are singing.Subject Predicate
The Compound Sentence• It is made of two or more independent clauses or simple sentences.• It is joined by conjunctions or punctuation (comma, semicolon).e.g.:• My mother swept and washed the floor.• Both the sister and the brother ate the cake.
The Complex Sentence• Complex sentence usei. One independent clause andii. One or more dependent clausese.g.:The teachers are attending a meeting which started at eight o’clock.The police inspector arrested the robbers who were hiding behind the temple.
The Compound – Complex Sentence• It is composed of a compound and a complex sentence.• It should contain two or more independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses.• E.g.:• My uncle woke up and switched on the television which was brought recently.
Try this now…• The ladies were in groups and they felt that working together is interesting since they were able to help each other.• Malaysians are worried of HINI and they want the government to take serious actions which will make them feel safe and secured.