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Sentence reference

  1. 1. SIMPLE SENTENCE Contains one independent clause (a noun + a verb) and no dependent clauses. Form: Subject + Predicate Ex. George is fast. COMPOUND SENTENCE Contains two independent clauses. Forms: Independent Clause + ; + Independent Clause Ex. George can run 60 miles per hour; I think he is very fast. Independent Clause + Coordinating Conjunction + Independent Clause Ex. George can run 60 miles per hour, so I think he is very fast. Independent Clause + ; + Conjunctive Adverb (transition word) + , + Independent Clause Ex. George can run 60 miles per hour; therefore, I think he is very fast.
  2. 2. COMPLEX SENTENCES Contains an independent clause and at least one dependent clause. Forms: Independent Clause + (no punctuation) + subordinate clause Ex: George can run 60 miles an hour because he is very fast. Subordinate Clause + , + Independent Clause Ex: Because he is very fast, George can run 60 miles per hour.

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