Presentation on theme: "Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentence. A simple sentence has only one independent clause that states only one complete thought. However, it may have."— Presentation transcript:
A simple sentence has only one independent clause that states only one complete thought. However, it may have a compound subject or compound predicate, and still be a simple sentence.
Examples of simple sentences: My knees ache. (simple subject, simple predicate) Cory and I skated for two hours. (compound subject, simple predicate) My face and neck look red and feel hot. (compound subject, compound predicate)
A compound sentence is made up of two or more simple sentences, joined by a comma, and a coordinating conjunction, or by a semicolon. Coordinating conjunctions: FANBOYS (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so)
Examples of compound sentences: I’ve skated in Los Angeles, but I have only seen a picture of New York. Los Angles is 30 miles from my home; New York is 3,000 miles away.
A complex sentence contains one independent clause and one or more dependent clauses. An independent clause expresses a complete thought and can stand alone as a sentence. Dependent clauses begin with a subordinating conjunction like because and when or a relative pronoun like who or that.
Examples of complex sentences: Because it was raining, the game was called off. The students, who were wet and cold, got back on the bus.