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How do you create simple sentence?

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November 07, 2009 6:45AM

1. A simple sentence contains a single independent clause: one single or compound subject and one single or compound verb, for example:

"The dog and cat ran around the house." "Dog and cat" is a compound subject. "Ran" is a single verb.

2. In contrast, a compound sentence contains two independent clauses linked together by a conjunction, for example:

"The dog and cat ran around the house, but they didn't break anything." The first independent clause is "The dog and cat ran around the house" and the second independent clause is "they didn't break anything" and these two clauses are linked by the conjunction "but".

3. Lastly, a complex sentence contains at least one independent clause and at least one dependent clause, for example:

"The dog and cat ran around the house because they were full of energy."

The independent clause is "The dog and cat ran around the house", and the dependent clause is "because they were full of energy." The second clause is "dependent" on the first for full meaning.