Term: Simple Sentences

Definition:

A simple sentence contains one subject and one main verb; it contains one independent clause.
  • I like coffee

This is a simple sentence with one subject and one verb forming an independent clause. A simple sentence can, of course, include other things:

  • I like a couple of cups of coffee first thing in the morning.

 

See Also: Phrase; Clause; Paragraph; Topic Sentence; Text; Grammar; Syntax; Minor Sentence; Major Sentence; Sentence Fragment; Utterance

Category: Functions & Text