Grade 7 Grammar Lesson 12 Sentences: simple, compound and complex

What is a simple sentence?
What are co-ordinating conjunctions?
What is a compound sentence?
What are sub co-ordinating conjunctions?
What is a complex sentence?
What is an independent clause?
What is a sub-ordinate clause?

Grade 7 Grammar Lesson 12 Sentences simple, compound and complex (0)

A sentence is said to have as many clauses as there are finite verbs in it. Thus, the first sentence we analyzed above has one clause while the second and the third sentences have two clauses each.

A sentence that has only one clause is known as a simple sentence.

In other words, a sentence containing only one finite verb is a simple sentence.

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