A combination of words that makes complete sense is called a Sentence. A Sentence is not complete, unless something is said about something else.
When we speak or write we use words. We make ourselves understood by using words in groups. The study of grammar is basically the study of how words behave in groups.
Look at the following groups of words.
1. The sun has risen.
2. My mother is a teacher.
3. I am learning English.
4. in the field
5. at 5 o’clock
6. to see him.
Do you find any difference between the first three (1, 2 and 3) groups of words and the other three? The first three groups of words each make complete sense and can stand alone. They are sentences. The other three (4, 5 and 6) make some sense, but not complete sense. They cannot stand on their own. They are phrases.
A phrase is used as part of a sentence. We might add some words to the above phrases so as to form sentences.
1. The cattle are grazing in the field.
2. The meeting is at 5 o’clock.
3. She wanted to see him.
A sentence is a group of words w'hich makes complete sense. It can stand on its own.
A phrase is a group of words w hich makes some sense and cannot stand alone. It can be used as part of a larger unit that makes complete sense.
The followings are sentences which convey meaning.
A ship went out to sea.
He is an Engineering student.
They are going to New York.
It is nothing but a myth.
I have created software for this.
You are not in our group.
Tamil is a regional language in India.
We are prepared to go off on a TOUR program.
You have to submit the thesis by today.
This is your final attempt.
That is our scooter.
English is an international language.
There are many students in this apartment.
Tomorrow is not a holiday.
What a beauty the picture is!
Sun is only a star.
They can assemble after 8pm.
This is not my ball.
You are not my friend.
She is my sister.
They are walking along the bank of the river.
Sentence is not the basic unit of composition.
Where are you going?
Who is this?
How are you?
What a beautiful flower!
I have bought a new computer.
There are sentences quite often we are using in our daily life. We have to talk with other in the society so that our lives move along in the smooth manner. One need not have mastered English language to use these sentences. Even basic of English is enough to use these sentences in our daily while mingling with others. We can prepare more than thousands of sentences like these ones. At the end of your leaning of English using this website, you will be prepared to start your life by using English sentences like these ones.