SENTENCE – Definition
- A sentence is a group of words that makes complete sense.
It starts with a capital letter and ends with a fullstop(.), question mark (?) or exclamation mark (!).
This is the common definition of a sentence. Now let us look at the properties of a sentence.
A sentence is generally a group of words.
A sentence generally contains a subject and a verb.
A sentence is the largest unit in a language.
A sentence contains a sense more or less complete.
A sentence consists of one or more clauses.
ELEMENTS OF A SENTENCE: PHRASE & CLAUSE
A sentence is the largest structural unit of a language. It can be divided into further smaller elements or units.
A sentence consists of clause/s ->
A clause consists of phrase/s ->
A phrase consists of word/s ->
A word consists of letter/s
Letters -> Words -> Phrase -> Clause -> Sentence
e.g: There is a mango tree in the garden.
Will you help me?
What a nice person he is!
Please sing a song for us.
The main divisions of sentences based on different aspects are:
iv) Complex- Compound
V) Compound- Complex
The other minor divisions are:-
- FROM POLARITY:-
- VOICE :-
- Active voice
- Passive voice
- Subject + Verb + Direct object
- Subject – Verb – Subject – Complement
These are the basic divisions of the types of sentences. My next post will elaborate on the types of sentences. Sentences have magic to turn the world into a heavenly place.