Simple Sentences is a sentence structure that contains one independent clause and  no subordinate clause.

Independent Clause is a clause that can stand alone. A clause is a group of words with a subject and a verb.  Subject is the part of the sentence we are talking about. Predicate is the part of sentence that is telling about the subject. Every sentence contains at least one clause.

All of the sentences below are also independent clauses.

Mr. Smith arrived at the airport early this morning.

We must find a new strategy.

I play basketball

A simple sentence can also have a compound subject and compound predicate.

For example:

1. Simple Subject and Simple Predicate

e.g : The dancer fell

2. Compound Subject with Simple Predicate

e.g : Juan and Arturo play football every afternoon

3. Simple Subject with Compound Predicate

e.g Alicia goes to the library and studies every day

A simple sentence consists of one subject and one predicate or a verb that is a finite verb.


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