Types of Sentences



Types of Sentences :



There are three types of sentences as far as the number of verbs in those sentences is concerned.

1. Simple Sentences
2. Complex Sentences
3. Compound Sentences

Simple Sentences :

A simple sentence has only one verb that is finite verb. It has one subject and one predicate. A simple sentence has only one finite verb. The subject may be understood also.

Simple Sentences :

1. A knife is a simple tool.
2. I don't know.
3. He is just a simple farmer.
4. We saw her on Wednesday.
5. We bought a pencil.
6. He comes today.
7. They are playing.
8. It is raining.
9. She is proceeding with this project.
10. I will not come to school today.

Note :

A knife, I, He, We - Subjects
Is, don't, know, is, saw - Predicates


Complex Sentences :

1. If it rains, I won't go.

This is a complex sentence.

Main Clause : I won't go
Subordinate Clause : If it rains

A complex sentence contains one main clause and one or more subordinate clauses.

1. They rested when the play was over.
2. I won’t go if it rains.
3. She blushes, therefore she is willing.
4. A guest is unwelcome when he stays for a long time.
5. They serve God well who serve His creatures.

They serve God - Main clause
Who serve His creatures - Adjective clause


Compound Sentences :

A compound sentence is made up of two or more Principal or Main clauses.

1. The horse reared and its rider was suddenly thrown out.
2. I called her, but she gave me no answer.
3. Shorab rushed into the field, and form fighting fell.
4. She must weep or she will die.
5. Govern your passions or they will govern you.
6. We eat to live and not we live to eat.
7. God gave the rivers and men pollute them.
8. Man discovered fire and learnt to cook.
9. Celibacy has no pleasures and marriage has many pains.
10. I am a rogue and I am not ashamed of it.
11. You have to deal with me as such.
12. We are going to Trichy which is a big town in the central Tamil Nadu.
13. He is going to buy a house in his village which is far away from Chennai.

Related Links :

  1. Types of Sentences
  2. Simple Sentences
  3. Complex Sentences
  4. Compound Sentences
  5. Noun Clause in Complex Sentence
  6. Adjective Clause in Complex Sentence
  7. Adverb Clause in Complex Sentence
  8. Analysis of Complex Sentences
  9. Analysis of Compound Sentences
  10. Transform Simple Sentences into Complex Sentences
  11. Transform Affirmative into Negative Sentences
  12. Transform Interrogative into Assertive Sentences
  13. Transform Exclamatory into Assertive Sentences
  14. Transformation of Sentences
  15. Direct and Indirect Speech
  16. Direct Question into Indirect Question
  17. Differences between Direct and Indirect Speech


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