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Sentences - Types of Sentences

What is a sentence?

A sentence is a group of words which makes complete sense on its own. A sentence is made up of at least one clause.


A sentence may consist of a single main clause. Sentences like this are called simple sentences. They can also be called single-clause sentences.

E.g The sun was burning bright.

He lifted his chair carefully.


A sentence may also be made up of more than one clause; therefore, this is called a multi-clause sentence. There are two types of multi-clause sentences: