Types of Sentence as Per Structure
All the sentences given above are divided into the following types:
Simple sentences contain no conjunction (i.e., and, but, or, etc.)
- Rahul ate his food quickly.
- I visited the zoo with my family.
- Have you done your work?
Compound sentences contain two statements that are connected by a conjunction (i.e., and, but, or, etc.).
- I wanted to come, but it was late.
- The company had an excellent year, so they gave everyone a bonus.
- I went shopping, and my wife went to her classes.
Complex sentences contain a dependent clause and at least one independent clause. The two clauses are connected by a subordinator (i.e, which, who, although, despite, if, since, etc.).
- My daughter, who was late for class, arrived shortly after the bell rang.
- That's the man who bought our house.
- Although it was difficult, the class passed the test with excellent marks.
- A group of words that makes complete sense is called a sentence.
- The words in a sentence are placed in their proper order to make complete sense.
- There are five kinds of sentence. v Interrogative sentences end with a Q. Mark (?)
- In imperative sentence, subject is generally hidden.
- Exclamation mark (!) is put at the end of exclamatory sentence.
- A question begins with either 'Helping Verb' (is, am, are, was, were, has, have, had, do, does, did, can, will, shall, may, etc.) or 'Question Word' (What, where, how, when, whom, which, why, etc.).
- A sentence can be of one of the three types on the basis of its structure.