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    sentence structure

    In English, there are three structures of sentences: simple, compound, and complex. Is the compound complex sentence recognized as a grammatical sentence structure in a category of its own? Are there other basic sentence structures which I have neglected?


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    Re: sentence structure

    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer Nevsky View Post
    In English, there are three structures of sentences: simple, compound, and complex. Is the compound complex sentence recognized as a grammatical sentence structure in a category of its own? Are there other basic sentence structures which I have neglected?
    Each sentence comprises one or more clauses. These clauses can be dependent or independent. Their richly varied combinations in a sentence classify into four different groups:

    1. simple sentence (= one independent clause)
    2. compound sentence (= two independent clauses)
    3. complex sentence (= one indep and one dep clauses)
    4. compound complex (= two indep and at least one dep clauses)

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