Sentences for beginners

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.

What Is a Sentence?

A sentence is a group of words that has a subject and a verb and expresses a complete idea.

I bought a new dress.

Where did you buy your dress?

Show me your new dress.

What a beautiful dress!

Capitalization

Always capitalize the first word of a sentence, no matter what type of a sentence it is.

The dog is playing outside.

Where do you live?

Punctuation

Declarative sentences normally end with a full stop (.). Questions usually end with a question mark (?).

You must cut your hair.

Do you want to buy that dress?

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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

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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!

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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