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Title: Sentence Types


1
Sentence Types
  • Sentence Structure

2
Simple Sentences
  • Simple sentences have just one clause.
  • They may have additional phrases.
  • Example
  • I went to the park to eat a hamburger.
  • Kyle, Keith, and Doug, my best friend from
    middle school, went to the playhouse and watched
    Shakespeares Hamlet.

3
Coordinating Conjunctions
  • F.A.N.B.O.Y.S.
  • For
  • And
  • Nor
  • But
  • Or
  • Yet
  • So

4
Compound Sentence
  • Two or more clauses joined with a coordinating
    conjunction.
  • Using commas between clauses is optional.
  • Example
  • I went home so I could get some sleep.
  • Doug did his math work but he got some wrong, yet
    he didnt mind.

5
Subordinating Conjunctions
  • Most common subordinators

After Now that When
Although Once Whenever
As Since Where
Because That Wherever
Before Though While
Even if Unless
If Until
6
Complex Sentences
  • Two or more clauses joined with a subordinating
    conjunction.
  • If you begin a sentence with a subordinating
    conjunction, there MUST be a comma after the
    first clause.
  • Unless you want trouble, you should stop.
  • You should stop because Im getting mad.

7
Compound-Complex Sentences
  • Has at least two independent clauses and at
    least one dependent clauses, one of which is
    joined with a coordinating conjunction and one
    with a subordinating conjunction.
  • Examples
  • Because I paid attention, I got an A on the test
    and I was so happy.
  • I went home because it was getting late, but I
    had to wait on the porch until my mom got home
    anyway.

8
Practice
  1. Read and analyze each sentence.
  2. Determine whether the sentence is simple,
    compound, complex, or compound-complex.
  3. Write your answer.

9
1
  • The weather has been nice but it may snow again
    any day.

10
2
  • Ever since the big blowout, she and I havent
    gotten along.

11
3
  • Dad brought candy because he felt bad.

12
4
  • If you want to go on the trip, you should bring
    your signed permission slip and Ill collect it
    before we go.

13
5
  • I left before the fight started.

14
6
  • Candy rots your teeth and TV makes you lazy, but
    I still like them.

15
7
  • He will call your home unless you are passing.
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