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Sentence types

Your teacher may have asked you to use different sentence types. There are three sentence types: a simple sentence; a compound sentence and a complex sentence.


Watch the short videos below to help you understand the sentence type that you are trying to use in your writing. 

What is a simple sentence?

A simple sentence contains a verb and a subject. Watch the video to understand this further.

What is a Compound Sentence?

In this lesson, we introduce ourselves to the compound sentence and its parts, and learn how to construct good, grammatical compound sentences of various len...

What is a complex sentence?

A complex sentence has an independent clause and at least on dependent clause. Watch the video to understand what this means.

Simple, Compound, Complex Sentences

Watch this video to understand the difference between simple, compound and complex sentences.

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