What Is a Sentence? (with Examples of the Different Types of Sentence)
A sentence is a group of words which expresses a complete thought.
A sentence must contain a subject and a verb (although one may be implied).
The Four Types of SentenceThere are four types of sentence.
The Four Sentence StructuresA sentence can consist of a single clause or several clauses. When a sentence is a single clause, it is called a simple sentence (and the clause is called an independent clause). A sentence must contain at least one independent clause. Below are the four types of sentence structure (with their independent clauses shaded:
What is the subject of a sentence?
What are verbs?
What is a declarative sentence?
When do you use periods / full stops?
What is an indirect question?
What is an imperative sentence?
What is an interrogative sentence?
What is an exclamatory sentence?
What is an independent clause?
What is a complex sentence?
What is a dependent clause?
What is a compound sentence?
What is a simple sentence?
Glossary of grammatical terms
BEWARE THE RUN ON ERROR
Once you have written a sentence, you cannot put a comma and carry on writing. This is called a run-on error or a comma fault. For example:
Read more about using a semicolon, a colon, ellipsis, or a dash to extend a sentence.
THE SUBJECT OR VERB COULD BE IMPLIED
In an imperative sentence (an order) or an interrogative sentence (a question), the subject or verb may be implied. For example:
The shortest sentence in English: "Go."
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