Notes On Types of Sentences - Introduction - CBSE Class 7 English Grammar

Experienced writers use a variety of sentences to make their writing interesting and lively. Too many simple sentences, for example, will sound choppy and immature while too many long sentences will be difficult to read and hard to understand.

Three are three kinds of sentences:
1.Simple sentence
2.Compound sentence
3.complex sentence

A simple sentence consists of an independent clause, so it contains a subject and a verb. 
 It does NOT contain either a dependent clause or another simple sentence. 

Examples of simple sentences – 
short simple sentence: The dog barked. 
long simple sentence: Leaning first this way and then that, the large tan dog with a 
wide black collar barked loudly at the full moon last night from under the lilac bush in the 
shadow of the north side of the house. 

The simple sentence may have a compound subject:
The dog and the cat howled. 

It may have a compound verb: 
The dog howled and barked. 

It may have a compound subject and a compound verb
The dog and the cat howled and yowled, respectively. 





Summary

Experienced writers use a variety of sentences to make their writing interesting and lively. Too many simple sentences, for example, will sound choppy and immature while too many long sentences will be difficult to read and hard to understand.

Three are three kinds of sentences:
1.Simple sentence
2.Compound sentence
3.complex sentence

A simple sentence consists of an independent clause, so it contains a subject and a verb. 
 It does NOT contain either a dependent clause or another simple sentence. 

Examples of simple sentences – 
short simple sentence: The dog barked. 
long simple sentence: Leaning first this way and then that, the large tan dog with a 
wide black collar barked loudly at the full moon last night from under the lilac bush in the 
shadow of the north side of the house. 

The simple sentence may have a compound subject:
The dog and the cat howled. 

It may have a compound verb: 
The dog howled and barked. 

It may have a compound subject and a compound verb
The dog and the cat howled and yowled, respectively. 





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