SENTENCE STRUCTURES #1 Type
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).
- 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.”
- 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.