Simple Sentences

CRCT Review

Simple Sentences

A simple sentence consists of an indenpendent clause , so it contains a subject and a verb. It does not contain either a dependent clause or another simple sentence.

The simple sentence is one of the four basic sentence structures. The other structures are the compound sentence, the complex sentence, and the compound-complex sentence.

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Simple Sentence Examples



1.This simple sentence has one independent clause which contains one subject, I, and one run.

I run.

2.This simple sentence has one independent clause which contains one subject, girl, and one predicate, ran into her bedroom. The predicate is a verb phrase and it consists of more than one word.

The girl ran into her bedroom.

The Problem with simple sentences

Too many short simple sentences can make your writing appear unsophisticated and your ideas
seem disconnected.
This impression can also be caused by too many sentences in a row that begin with a simple
subject. (Notice repeated subjects beginning the choppy examples below, e.g., She took, She
had, She…)