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A sentence is the written expression of a complete thought. In most sentences the reader is given one complete piece of information. This unit teaches you how sentences work and how to write a good sentence.

A sentence needs to contain the following:

  • a capital letter at the beginning and a full stop at the end
  • a subject (person / people or thing(s) that is / are doing something)
  • a verb (action or doing word).


Example of the parts of a sentence.

The time (tense) can be past, present or future.


Simple sentences



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