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Simple sentences

There are three main types of sentences. The first of these is called a simple sentence.

  • A simple sentence has one independent clause and expresses one idea.


Example of a simple sentence.

  • A simple sentence must have one subject - verb combination but the subject may be compound, ie have more than one element.


Example of a compound sentence

  • A simple sentence can also have a compound verb construction.


Simple sentence with compund verb construction.

Simple sentences can only have only one subject-verb combination and commas are not used. Below are some examples of the different combinations that you might find in simple sentences.


Example of different forms of simple sentence constructions.


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