English Grammar: Simple Sentences

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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

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