Types of Sentences

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Types of Sentences

  1. 1. A SIMPLE SENTENCE has one independent clause. It has been thoroughly demonstrated that Reading often, with enthusiasm and pleasure, will lay foundations for the rest of our lives.
  2. 2. . A COMPOUND SENTENCE has two independent clauses joined by A. a coordinating conjunction (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so), B. a conjunctive adverb (e.g. however, therefore), or C. a semicolon alone. Often in elementary schools, Reading activities are emphasized in different ways because the students are strengthening their skills, so the teachers do storytelling sessions, they practice Sustained Silent Reading, they read out loud, and they visit the library to take out books to read at home.
  3. 3. . 3. A COMPLEX SENTENCE has one dependent clause (headed by a subordinating conjunction or a relative pronoun ) joined to an independent clause. Students read more when stories are read aloud and discussed because this type of activity encourages independent reading and has a direct impact on vocabulary development. Punctuation patterns A. Dependent clause, independent clause B. Independent clause dependent clause C. Independent, nonessential dependent clause, clause. D. Independent essential dependent clause clause.

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