Tuesday, September 6, 2016

3 Types of Sentences

Writers use three main types of correct sentences: Simple, Compound and Complex.

What are these?

For more information and examples, see this clear explanation.
You could also watch this clear, helpful video that explains them.



Compound Sentences are...

Two independent clauses joined by a FANBOY (or "Coordinating Conjunction")
For a whole list of examples, visit this page.

Complex Sentences are...

Two clauses joined by a subordinate conjunction, AKA one dependent and one independent clause joined together. (Check out this earlier blog post for more information on Complex sentences with subordinate conjunctions)

Are you ready to practice?

Practice One: Compound or Complex
Practice Two: Three types
Practice Three: Three types quiz
Practice Four: Three types, quiz 2