Sentences

Sentences help us to communicate. Correct communication creates wonders.

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.

Sentence Types

The main divisions of sentences based on different aspects are:

  • FUNCTIONAL
  • Assertive
  • Interrogative
  • Imperative
  • Exclamatory
  • Opative
  •  STRUCTURAL:

i)    Simple

ii)   Compound

iii)   Complex

iv) Complex- Compound

V)  Compound- Complex

The other minor divisions are:-

  • FROM POLARITY:-
  • Affirmative
  • Negative
  • VOICE :-
  • Active voice
  • Passive voice
  • PATTERN:
  • Subject + Verb + Direct object
  • Subject – Verb – Subject – Complement
Think before you speak.

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.

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