Simple, Compound, Complex, and Complex Sentences
A simple sentence like the one above contains a subject and a verb.
The subject in the sample sentence is the man. The verb in the sentence is went. A simple sentence is expressed as a single independent clause.
First the sentence uses an independent clause then a dependent with no comma.
Because he wanted icecream, the man went to the store.
The sentence above consists of a dependent clause, a comma, then an independent clause.
A complex sentence consists of an independent and dependent clause.
Rett is tall; he plays basketball.
Rett is tall; therefore, he plays basketball.
A. IND +, +c.c+ IND
C. IND+;+ C.A. +,+ IND
A compound sentence is a sentence with more than one subject or predicate.
His eyes opened wide, as Jonas ate the pudding, and his stomach growled.
His eyes opened wide, and his stomach growled, as Jonas ate the pudding.
A compound complex sentence is a sentence having two or more coordinate independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses.
A compound complex consists of two or more independent clauses and a dependent clause.