Sentence_types

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Developed by Jasveen Bhasin English Writing Tutor University Learning Center AC I 160 / PC 247 Florida International University
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A simple sentence has the following structure: Subject + Verb = 1 independent clause = 1 simple sentence In other words, a simple sentence consists of 1 independent clause , which contains one subject and at least one verb .
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Marina travels to Amsterdam every year in the  summer time. This is a simple sentence. It contains one subject Mariana and one verb  travels .
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A compound sentence has the following structure: Independent Clause + Coordinating Conjunction + Independent Clause = Compound Sentence In other words, a compound sentence has 2 or more independent clauses joined by a coordinating conjunction ( for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so ). A compound sentence may even have a semi-colon (;), a colon (:) or a dash (--) instead of a coordinating conjunction.
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Martin wanted to go fishing, but Alice wanted to go skiing. This is a compound sentence. It contains two
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