- By structure: simple, compound, complex, compound-complex.
- By purpose: declarative, interrogative, exclamatory, imperative.
On this page, we’ll look at the first type of sentence by structure: the simple sentence.
The simple sentence, needless to say, is the “simplest type” of sentence. It is made up of just one subject and one predicate.Here’s an example:
Guyana is a small country.
Subject= what we talk about. (Guyana)
Predicate = what we say about the subject. (is a small country)
The sentence above is an example of the simple sentence. But did you know that there are FOUR PATTERNS of the simple sentence?
Simple Subject + Simple Predicate = Simple Sentence
Simple Subject + Compound Predicate = Simple Sentence
Compound Subject + Simple Predicate = Simple Sentence
Compound Subject + Compound Predicate = Simple Sentence
Simple Subject + Simple Predicate: South American Countries
All other South American countries
The largest country in South America
The population of Brazil
Brazil is divided
The state of Roraima
The most educated citizens
is an English speaking country.
speak Dutch as their native language.
stands at approximately three million people.
into many different states.
forms a border with Brazil.
is less than one million.
dream of living in a foreign country.
negatively affect Guyana’s development.
tend to migrate fastest.
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