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Types of Sentences
There are four different types of sentences: simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex.
A simple sentence has one main clause. That means it has one subject and one verb. In addition, a simple sentence can have adjectives and adverbs. Note that a simple sentence can't have another main clause or any subordinate clauses.
Example are given below.
A compound sentence consists of two or more main clauses. The clauses can be joined with a coordinating conjunction (e.g. for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so) or a semicolon (;). As with a simple sentence, a compound sentence can't have any subordinate clauses.
A complex sentence contains one main clause and at least one subordinate clause. These sentences use subordinating conjunctions to link ideas.
A compound-complex sentence has at least two main clauses and at least one subordinating clause. The dependent clause can be part of the independent clause.
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