Sentence Types: Patterns-Beginner

By Mia Stertzer and Aidan Shimmick

TAKE NOTES

Definitions of words you need to know:

The predicate can be a verb, verb string, or compound verb.

The subject is the do-er and the be-er.

An Independent clause is a group of words that can stand alone.

A dependent clause provides an independent clause more information.

What are some types sentence patterns?

There are 8 types, but the beginner ones include simple sentences and 3 types of compounds sentences.

Simple Sentence

Definition: A simple sentence is a sentence that includes a predicate and subject.

They It can be just part of a sentence. A subordinate or dependent, clause cannot stand alone and adds information.


Good Examples: It is a good sentence because of the words used and nothing unneeded was added on.

Aidan plays football.

The dogs walk home.

Katherine leaps to school.

Tim Jumps up.

Mrs. Morgan teaches grammar.


Bad examples: It is a bad simple sentence because of the comma used and the words that where not needed.

Aidan plays football with a good team.

The dogs walked home, but they got stopped

Katherine leaps to school, but falls down.

Tim jumps up, so he could celebrate.

Mrs. Morgan teaches grammar for the school of the year.

Compound Sentence 1

Definition: A compound sentence has 2 independent clauses and a coordinating conjunction.

Good Example: These are good examples because they contains 2 independent clauses and a coordinating.

Aidan played football, for A team.

The dog walks, and pees.

The female leaps, but it looks like gallop.

I went for a walk, and the air sooth me.

Madison dances, for the stars.


Bad Examples: These are bad because they either do not contain the 2 independent clauses or have too many.

Aidan plays football.

Cole walks cats.

The dog walks and pees at; the same time.

39 Clues.

Cole walk down the side walk down and laughs with all of his friends, while he listens to music.

Compound Sentence 2

Definition: A compound sentence has 2 independent clauses and a semi colon.


Good Examples: These are good examples because of 2 independent clauses and includes a semi colon.

While Aidan was playing football; he was tackled by the other team.

During school Mia graded a test; she passed.

While Campbell sang; he made the room cry.

While Deborah read; she got lost in her book.

During Alexa's test; she threw up.


Bad Examples: These are bad examples because they do not have a semi-colon.

Maggie fell.

Alexa jumped high.

Aidan played wide receiver.

Tim has brown eyes.

Caden fell out of a tree.

Compound Sentence 3

Definition: Includes 2 independent clauses and an adverbial conjunction.


Good Examples: These are good examples because they have 2 independent clauses and have an adverbial conjunction.

Alexa dances; consequently, she tripped.

Tim listens to music; consequently, he became deaf.

Madison plays minecraft; consequently, a zombie eat people.

Abby played tennis; consequently, she won.

Riley played football; consequently, he was tackled.


Bad Examples: These are bad examples because they do not have 2 independent clauses and do not have an adverbial conjunction.

Alexa listens to music.

Tim dances.

Madison got a fever.

Abby eats lunch every Thursday.

Riley rolls paper for a living.