BASIC SENTENCES IN ENGLISH
What is a simple sentence?
A simple sentence is an independent clause.
Kinds of independent clause
Subject-Verb: The dog laughed.-
): A policeman lives in that house.-
Subject-Verb-Complement: That sounds a good idea.-
Subject-Verb-Object: He loved her dog.-
Subject-Verb- Object- Adjunct: The government sent the envoy toAfrica.-
Subject-Verb- Object-Object: They passed my aunt the salt.-
Subject-Verb- Object-Complement: We imagined Uncle Bill muchfatter.
What is a compound sentence?
A compound sentence is constructed as follows: an independent clause+ coordinating conjunctions + an independent clause.
Coordinating conjunctionsSentence connectors Meaning
and but, yetfor or sonor furthermore, besides, in addition,also, moreover however, nevertheless, still, incontrastotherwiseconsequently, therefore, thus,accordinglyadditional ideacontrast ideareasonchoice of 2 possibilitiesresultnegative choice