• Consists of at least
• A subject, and ...
• A verb
• I walk to school every day.
• It may have
• An object
• I have breakfast.
• A complement
• The sky is blue.
• I am contemplating quietly at a corner
of the main library.
• Is a combination of 2 simple sentences
• I come to school early every day. [1 simple
• I have breakfast at the cafeteria. [1 simple
• I come to school early every day, andI
have breakfast at the cafeteria. [1
• Adverb clause
• 2 [two] simple sentences joined together
• When I was young, I lived in Chieng Mai.
• Although I don’t like math, I try very hard
to get an A in this subject.
• There are 2 [two] clauses in a complex
• Writing only 1 sentence will definitely
result in FRAGMENT
• When I was young. >>wrong
• When I was young, I usually went to the
playground near my house. >> right
• Because it is fascinating. >> wrong
• I love watching the night sky because it is
fascinating. >> right
• When writing a sentence, always-always-
always pay attention to
• Subject-verb agreement
• Verb must conjugate with its subject
• The girl cry as her cat is
• The girl criesas her cat is missing.
• Write a complete sentence
• If I were you. >>wrong
• If I were you, I would buy that car. >>right
• A lovely white kitten in the kitchen
• A lovely white kitten sits/is sittingin
• Refer to COMPLEX SENTENCE again for
a lesson on how to write a complete
• Part of speech
• She idle flipped the page. >>wrong
• She idlyflipped the page. >>right
• I went shopping and buy a new pair of
• I went shopping and boughta new pair
of shoes.>> right
• COMMA SPLICE
• A comma [,] is NOT used to join sentences
• You need a CONJUNCTION and a comma
to join sentence
• Jack wants to be a king of the world,Rose
wishes for a blue diamond. >>wrong
• Jack wants to be a king of the world,and
Rose wishes for a blue diamond. >>right