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Sentence Types - Chapter Summary
Make sure you're up to speed on sentence types by going over the information found in this chapter. Our instructors provide definitions for each type of sentence, as well as examples and other related sentence concepts. Topics discussed in this chapter are as follows:
- Components of complete sentences
- Compound sentence elements
- Description of an exclamatory sentence
- Sentence errors: run-ons, comma splices, and fragments
To bring this review chapter about sentence types to life, check out the engaging video lessons. While these lessons may be short in duration, they are each packed with all the relevant information you need to know to better understand this topic. Within the video lessons, our instructors incorporate a full range of visual aids, including animations, graphics, and words. Watch as the lessons unfold, and listen to the instructors provide the details, complete with exciting examples.
When you watch the video lessons, feel free to binge-watch them back to back, and review them as often as it takes. Each lesson can stand on its own, so you don't have to watch them in order. For instance, if you only want to review exclamatory sentences, go directly to that lesson. As the majority of our lessons range between 5 and 10 minutes in length, you'll be able to fit these lessons in between the different activities of your day. Just think of all those breaks in your days as potential study sessions waiting to happen.
1. Complete Sentence: Examples & Definition
Although it seems simple, writing in complete sentences is a necessity that can trip up even seasoned writers. In this lesson, we will examine how to write in a complete sentence and why it is so important.
2. What is a Compound Sentence? - Examples & Definition
In this lesson, we'll cover compound sentences and how to create them by joining two or more independent clauses together. Compound sentences differ from other sentence types, and if you leave out their joining elements, you turn them into run-on sentences. After you review the lesson, you can test your knowledge of compound sentences with a quiz.
3. Exclamatory Sentence: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn how types of sentences express specific meanings. In particular, we'll learn about exclamatory sentences and go over examples to demonstrate their importance.
4. Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences
Sentence fragments, comma splices, and run-on sentences are grammatical and stylistic bugs that can seriously derail an otherwise polished academic paper. Learn how to identify and eliminate these errors in your own writing here.
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