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Grammar Basics: Types of Sentences

Grammar Basics: Types of Sentences

 
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Author: Rebecca Oberg
Objective:

This learning packet should review:

• Identify and define types of sentences: simple, complex, compound, and compound-complex.
• Passive vs. Active sentences

A few terms that may be new are:

• Simple sentence
• Complex sentence
• Compound sentence
• Compound-complex sentence
• Passive sentence
• Active sentence

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Types of Sentences: Simple, Compound, Complex, and Compound-Complex

This slide show presentation offers definitions, examples, and a chance for students to review the four types of sentences: simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex. This is often a problem area for students of English and Grammar, since the differences between these types of sentences require a basic knowledge of some key grammar terms. For that reason, review the presentation carefully, exploring the rest of the learning packet for helpful supplementary material.

Source: See slide show presentation for citation.

Simple Senteces: A Detailed Look

This video provides a detailed look at simple sentences, from two English professors. If you like their style of presenting the material, see their clip explaining other types of sentences.

Compound sentences: http://www.youtube.com/user/pattheprofessor#p/u/39/zM0hY53hlcU

Complex sentences: http://www.youtube.com/user/pattheprofessor#p/u/38/9A6CiemR8Rk

Source: YouTube

Compound and Complex Sentences: Learning Through Song

This amusing video offers a catchy (though sometimes off-key) way to learn the basics of compound and complex sentences. For the objectives of this packet, you definitely should watch the first half of the clip, though the second half discusses dependent and independent clauses, which is another important concept in grammar and writing. Understanding dependent and independent clauses is key to truly comprehending the differences between simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences, so for a deeper understanding of the concepts be sure to view the full clip.

Source: YouTube

Active and Passive Voice

This slide show presentation offers an introduction to passive and active voice, giving definitions, examples, tips on when/how to use each, and opportunities to review.

Source: See slide show for citation.

Active Voice vs. Passive Voice

This is a quick, informative video detailing the differences between active and passive voice in sentences. Remember, active voice creates more vivid, engaging sentences in general.

Source: YouTube

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    rameshkumar panneerselvam about 1 year ago

    how to download more?

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    shannon ospina over 1 year ago

    where are the answers to the types on sentences practice at the end of the slides.?

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    eeman haider over 1 year ago

    how i can make simple sentence for fast talkin

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      eeman haider haider answered over 1 year ago

      say it fast.

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    Sourav Behera almost 3 years ago

    what is the meaning of summing up the letter and hw i write in the letter?

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      eeman haider answered over 1 year ago

      i can say it fast

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      susan glass answered almost 2 years ago

      This was very helpful to understanding the difference between the sentence kinds.

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    SALONI Varia almost 3 years ago

    HOW I CAN MAKE SIMPLE SENTANCE FOR FAST TALKING

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    Mary Anastasi over 3 years ago

    Do you provide the answers to the "test yourself" questions at the end of the slideshow?

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      shannon ospina answered over 1 year ago

      where are the answers?

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      eeman haider answered over 1 year ago

      yes

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    Rebecca Oberg almost 4 years ago

    Active and passive voice was one of the objectives for this packet given to me by Sophia.

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    DAVID SHAFFER almost 4 years ago

    Maybe a little elaborate for middle school, but not for high school.

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      Rebecca Oberg answered almost 4 years ago

      Thanks for your feedback, David!

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    DAVID SHAFFER almost 4 years ago

    Excellent, though it took me a couple slides to understand what the colors represented.

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