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T HE SENTENCE
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C ONTENTS Sentence definition and constituents Sentence patterns Sentence structures Sentence types
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T HE S ENTENCE : DEFINITIONS OF KEY TERMS Clause : A group of words which forms a grammatical unit and which contains a subject and a finite verb Because I was late, they went without me . Independent and dependent clauses Phrase : A group of words which forms a grammatical unit but which does not contain a subject and a finite verb I like her expensive new car . George hates working in the garden . Noun phrases, prepositional phrases, verb phrases, adjective phrases, adverbial phrases
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T HE S ENTENCE : DEFINITIONS OF KEY TERMS Sentence : a grammatically complete unit capable of standing alone on its own and semantically independent . Normally a sentence contains an independent clause with a finite verb. Simple sentence : a sentence with only one clause I like milk . Compound / Complex sentence : a sentence with two or more than two clauses He is a small boy but he is very strong . When it rained, we went inside .
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T HE S ENTENCE : DEFINITIONS OF KEY TERMS Subject : generally the noun, pronoun or noun phrase which typically precedes the main verb and is most closely related to it determines concord (agreement) refers to something about which a statement is made in the rest of the sentence My mother is beautiful. Predicate: part of the sentence which states/asserts something about the subject usually consists of the ( finite ) verb , object , complement , and adverbial
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T HE S ENTENCE : DEFINITIONS OF KEY TERMS Verb : a word that is usually one of the main parts of a sentence and that expresses an action , an occurrence , or a state of being Action verbs State verbs
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T HE S ENTENCE : DEFINITIONS OF KEY TERMS Finite verb : a form of a verb that is related to the subject in
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