#1 Simple sentence (Subject, verb, and one complete thought.) I love Minnesota! (OK, so maybe you know that.)
#2 Compound sentence (2 sentences combined with a comma and a conjunction.) Bob and I lived in Florida for one year, and we often went deep sea fishing.
FANBOYS In a compound sentence, conjunctions are: For And Nor But Or Yet So
#3 Complex sentence (A simple sentence combined with a clause that begins with after, although, because, before, when, while) When our family was in Italy, my husband was almost robbed by two gypsies.
My dream is to be part of a flash mob. http://youtu.be/bQLCZOG202k #4 Sentence with a linking verb. (is, am, are, was, were, be, being, been)
#5 Simple sentence with prepositional phrases. I love to ski on the green runs at the top of Beaver Creek Mountain.
#6 Sentence with an appositive phrase. I went to the same school, St. Bernard’s, for twelve years. OR Mrs. DuPont, a sixth grade teacher, loves to teach reading and writing.
#7 Items in a series I have broken four bones in my life: my right arm, lower leg, left thumb, and right wrist.
#8 My Choice: Simple Sentence I am an only child.
#9 My choice: Compound sentence I love all kinds of food, but my favorite is spaghetti with Italian sausage.
#10 My choice: Complex sentence Once while I was laughing really hard, peas dropped out of my nose.