Help with sentence
types
By Mrs. W. Scruggs
What are clauses?What are clauses?
Each clause must have a
subject and a verb.
There are two mains types
of clauses:
In...
Independent ClausesIndependent Clauses
every sentence must haveevery sentence must have
at least one independentat least ...
Dependent/SubordinateDependent/Subordinate
ClausesClauses
the dependent clausethe dependent clause
can never stand alonec...
Common SubordinatingCommon Subordinating
ConjunctionsConjunctions
 AfterAfter
 AlthoughAlthough
 AsAs
 BecauseBecause
...
Sentence TypesSentence Types
 Sentence typesSentence types::
 simple sentencesimple sentence = 1 independent= 1 independ...
Sentence TypesSentence Types
 Sentence typesSentence types::
 simple sentencesimple sentence = 1 independent= 1 independ...
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Sentence types

  1. 1. Help with sentence types By Mrs. W. Scruggs
  2. 2. What are clauses?What are clauses? Each clause must have a subject and a verb. There are two mains types of clauses: Independent (subject+verb that’s a complete thought) Dependent (subject+verb but NOT a complete thought)
  3. 3. Independent ClausesIndependent Clauses every sentence must haveevery sentence must have at least one independentat least one independent clauseclause the independent clause canthe independent clause can usually stand aloneusually stand alone an independent clausean independent clause does not startdoes not start with a relativewith a relative pronoun or a subordinatingpronoun or a subordinating conjunctionconjunction
  4. 4. Dependent/SubordinateDependent/Subordinate ClausesClauses the dependent clausethe dependent clause can never stand alonecan never stand alone a dependent clausea dependent clause starts with astarts with a relativerelative pronoun or apronoun or a subordinatingsubordinating conjunctionconjunction
  5. 5. Common SubordinatingCommon Subordinating ConjunctionsConjunctions  AfterAfter  AlthoughAlthough  AsAs  BecauseBecause  BeforeBefore  IfIf  InasmuchInasmuch  SinceSince  UnlessUnless  UntilUntil  WhenWhen  WheneverWhenever  WhereWhere  WhereverWherever  whilewhile
  6. 6. Sentence TypesSentence Types  Sentence typesSentence types::  simple sentencesimple sentence = 1 independent= 1 independent clauseclause  compound sentencecompound sentence = 2 or more= 2 or more independent clausesindependent clauses  complex sentencecomplex sentence = 1= 1 independent clause + 1 or moreindependent clause + 1 or more dependent clausedependent clause  compound-complexcompound-complex sentence = 2sentence = 2 or more independent clauses +or more independent clauses + one or more dependent clausesone or more dependent clauses
  7. 7. Sentence TypesSentence Types  Sentence typesSentence types::  simple sentencesimple sentence = 1 independent= 1 independent clauseclause  compound sentencecompound sentence = 2 or more= 2 or more independent clausesindependent clauses  complex sentencecomplex sentence = 1= 1 independent clause + 1 or moreindependent clause + 1 or more dependent clausedependent clause  compound-complexcompound-complex sentence = 2sentence = 2 or more independent clauses +or more independent clauses + one or more dependent clausesone or more dependent clauses

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