Created by: Anthony Morton
10/6/13
ELA 5th
Mrs. Dawson
 A simple sentence contains a subject and a
verb. It is an independent sentence because it
can stand alone.
 Ex: Ted did...
 A compound sentence contains two
independent clauses joined by a coordinating
conjunction.
 Ex: I tried to take Spanish...
 A complex sentence has a independent clause
joined by one or more dependent clauses. A
complex sentence also always has ...
 A compound complex sentence is made from
two independent clauses and one or more
dependent clauses.
 Ex: Although I lik...
 An imperative sentence usually tells a
command.
 Ex: Aj get your but down here and clean your
room.
 A declarative sentence makes a statement. It is
also marked by a period.
 Ex: I have basketball practice on Mondays and...
 An interrogative sentence asks a question. It is
marked with a question mark.
 Ex: Where did you put my basketball?
 An exclamatory sentence expresses great
emotion or excitement. It ends with an
exclamation mark.
 I cant wait until my ...
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8 major types of sentences

  1. 1. Created by: Anthony Morton 10/6/13 ELA 5th Mrs. Dawson
  2. 2.  A simple sentence contains a subject and a verb. It is an independent sentence because it can stand alone.  Ex: Ted did his homework on a Saturday night.
  3. 3.  A compound sentence contains two independent clauses joined by a coordinating conjunction.  Ex: I tried to take Spanish, and Kobe did too.
  4. 4.  A complex sentence has a independent clause joined by one or more dependent clauses. A complex sentence also always has a subordinator.  Ex: When he handed in his homework, he forgot to give the teacher the last page.
  5. 5.  A compound complex sentence is made from two independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses.  Ex: Although I like to go camping, I haven't had the time to go lately, and I haven’t found anyone to go with. 
  6. 6.  An imperative sentence usually tells a command.  Ex: Aj get your but down here and clean your room.
  7. 7.  A declarative sentence makes a statement. It is also marked by a period.  Ex: I have basketball practice on Mondays and Wednesdays.
  8. 8.  An interrogative sentence asks a question. It is marked with a question mark.  Ex: Where did you put my basketball?
  9. 9.  An exclamatory sentence expresses great emotion or excitement. It ends with an exclamation mark.  I cant wait until my birthday which is October 12!

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