Simple Sentence



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Long time no see, hiks 🙁

As my campus life is quite crowded recently, I just have had time to share this to you.

Okay, it will be more academic hehe, but it’s okay, and I hope you can clearly get the point.

According to Linda Butler in “Fundamentals of Academic Writing” (12), a sentence is a group of words which expresses a complete idea, consists of one subject-verb combination, and ends with an end mark. Generally, there are three basic kinds of sentences: simple, compound, and complex (Chacravarty and Boehme 150).

  1. Simple Sentence

Based on Alexander’s definition on his book “Longman English Grammar Practice” (3), “a simple sentence is a complete unit of meaning which contains a subject and a verb followed, if necessary, by other words which make up the meaning.”

For examples:

  • My mother is a lecturer.
  • I do not like fish.
  • Are you waiting for the doctor?
  • Will you not marry her?
  • Turn off your phone, please!
  • Do not close your eyes!

However, a simple sentence can have more than one subject or one verb, or both (False et al. 169). The following sentences have compound parts:

COMPOUND SUBJECT: You and I should attend the seminar tomorrow.

COMPOUND VERB: She is singing and dancing in the bathroom.

COMPOUND SUBJECT AND VERB: The students, lecturers, and deans talk and laugh in the meeting room.

That’s all 😀 the second type is going to catch soon.

See you..