Notes On Kinds of Sentences - CBSE Class 9 English Grammar
THERE ARE TYPES OF SENTENCES NAMELY:
1. SIMPLE SENTENCE
2. COMPOUND SENRENCE
3. COMPLEX SENTENCE.

1.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 –
The cat drank all the milk in the bowl.

Note:
The simple sentence may have a compound subject:
        E.g.The dog and the cat howled.
It may have a compound verb:
        E.g.The dog howled and barked.
It may have a compound subject and a compound verb:
        E.g. The dog and the cat howled and yowled, respectively.

2. A compound sentence consists of two or more simple sentences joined by
(i) a comma followed by a coordinating conjunction (and, but, or, nor, for,      yet, so): Thedog barked, and the cat howled.
(ii) a semicolon: The dog barked; the cat howled.
(iii) a comma, but ONLY when the simple sentences are being treated as items in a series:The dog barked, the cat howled, and the rabbit chewed.

3. A complex sentence consists of a combination of an independent clause and a dependent clause.
Examples:
The dog that was in the street howled loudly.
A student who works hard would always secure high grades in the examination.
After the teacher left, the students had fun in the class.

Summary

THERE ARE TYPES OF SENTENCES NAMELY:
1. SIMPLE SENTENCE
2. COMPOUND SENRENCE
3. COMPLEX SENTENCE.

1.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 –
The cat drank all the milk in the bowl.

Note:
The simple sentence may have a compound subject:
        E.g.The dog and the cat howled.
It may have a compound verb:
        E.g.The dog howled and barked.
It may have a compound subject and a compound verb:
        E.g. The dog and the cat howled and yowled, respectively.

2. A compound sentence consists of two or more simple sentences joined by
(i) a comma followed by a coordinating conjunction (and, but, or, nor, for,      yet, so): Thedog barked, and the cat howled.
(ii) a semicolon: The dog barked; the cat howled.
(iii) a comma, but ONLY when the simple sentences are being treated as items in a series:The dog barked, the cat howled, and the rabbit chewed.

3. A complex sentence consists of a combination of an independent clause and a dependent clause.
Examples:
The dog that was in the street howled loudly.
A student who works hard would always secure high grades in the examination.
After the teacher left, the students had fun in the class.
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