Words, Sentences and Clauses

'I am' is the shortest complete sentence in the English language. If you want to know how to make the simplest or the most complicated sentence, start reading!

What Are Sentences in English?

Sentences

Sentences are formed by putting words next to each other, but we do not always need more than one word to make a meaningful sentence.

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Simple Sentences

Most of us learned how to put three words together to make sentences in kindergarten: I love puppies! Games are fun! Let's learn all about simple sentences!

Compound Sentences

In this lesson, we will study compound sentences and learn how to create them by joining two or more independent clauses together.

Complex Sentences

A complex sentence is a sentence that contains an independent clause and one or more dependent clauses. In this lesson, we will learn all about this type!

Compound-complex Sentences

A compound-complex sentence is comprised of at least two independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses. Let's get to know it in detail!

Word Order

Word order refers to the order or arrangement of words in a phrase, clause, or sentence. In order to study them in more detail, take a look at this article!

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Cleft Sentences

Cleft sentences are complex sentences that have a meaning we can express by a simple sentence. They are used to emphasize one part of a clause.

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Negation

Negation is the act of making a term, phrase, or clause negative or opposite. In this article, you will learn how to make negations.

Negation: Verbs & Clauses

Negation is the process that turns an affirmative statement into a negative one. In this lesson, we will learn about ways of creating negative sentences.

Negation: Nouns & Pronouns

In this lesson, we will learn about negative structures with nouns and pronouns. Do we have negative pronouns? How can we make a negative noun?

Negation: Adverbs

In this lesson, we will learn about negative structures with adverbs. Do we have negative adverbs?

Double Negations

Using a negative word with a negative verb is called a double negation. Is it OK to use double negation in English grammar? Let's find out!

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Negative Markers

Negative markers are used to make sentences with a negative meaning. In this lesson, we will learn about them.

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Questions

In English, there are different types of questions. In this lesson, you will get to know them briefly and see some examples for each type. Are you ready?

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Yes/No Questions

'Do you like English?' 'Are you making progress?' 'Have these lessons been helping you?' If you want to learn about how to make yes/no questions, read this.

Wh- Questions

Wh-questions are questions that begin with one of the 'wh-' words. In order to learn about them and to know how to form a wh- question, read this article!

Tags

Tags are short clauses that look like questions. They are generally used at the end of a clause to ask for a response from the listener. Let's learn more!

Agreement

Consider the sentence ' They is at home'. It is incorrect. There are different components in a sentence that need to agree with each other.

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Reported Speech

Reported speech is related to the grammar of reporting what someone else said. In this lesson, you will learn all about it.

Reported Speech: Direct Speech

Mainly, there are two types of reported speech: direct speech and indirect speech. In this lesson, we will focus on the first type: how to use direct speech.

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Reported Speech: Indirect Speech

There are two main types of reported speech: direct speech and indirect speech. In this lesson, we will learn about how to use indirect speech in English.

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Inversion and Fronting

Inversion and fronting occur when we invert the normal sentence order. In this lesson, we will study these two grammatical structure.

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Ellipsis

Ellipsis is the omission of a word or words that are obvious or easily understood from the context. In this lesson, we will learn about ellipses.

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Sentences

'Sentences' that require a variation often repeat subjects, lengths, or types. A sentence is made up of elements called 'clause'. Based on how these clauses are arranged and the types of the clauses, we have four types of sentence structures:

  • simple sentences
  • compound sentences
  • complex sentences
  • compound-complex sentences

We will talk about each of them in seperate articles.

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