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Sentences: Types & Parts - Chapter Summary
As you work through this language arts chapter at your own pace, you'll find engaging video and text-based lessons that break down the parts of a sentence. Our expert instructors will also show you the differences between several sentence types, including parallel and complex sentences. We encourage you to take the accompanying self-assessment quizzes to check your understanding of the chapter's sentence concepts. You can also reach out to our instructors if you have any questions. When you're finished working through these lessons and quizzes, you should be able to:
- Identify the different parts of a sentence, including the subject, predicate, object and clauses
- Recognize examples of complex and compound-complex sentences
- Explain the structure of parallel sentences
1. Parts of a Sentence: Subject, Predicate, Object & Clauses
Some of the most basic sentence parts are subjects, predicates, objects, and clauses. In this lesson, you'll define these parts, learn how they function in sentences and discover why that knowledge is important for the AP test.
2. What is a Complex Sentence? - Examples & Concept
In this lesson, you will find out what a complex sentence is and how it's structured. You'll also learn about different sentence types and how dependent, or subordinate, clauses function in complex sentences.
3. Compound-Complex Sentence: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you'll learn what a compound-complex sentence is, and how to use compound-complex sentences to make your writing more interesting. Take a look at some examples, and then test your knowledge with a quiz.
4. Parallel Sentence: Definition, Structure & Examples
When you write, you want readers to understand what you are saying. If you are making lists or comparing items in a sentence, parallel structure must be used, otherwise, you will confuse your reader. This lesson will define and give many examples of parallel sentences.
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Other chapters within the 8th Grade Language Arts course
- Pronouns, Adverbs & Infinitives
- Spelling Basics
- Punctuation & Capitalization
- Revising Writing
- Reading Strategies Overview
- Reading Comprehension & Response
- Reading & Interpreting Visuals
- Literary Elements & Devices
- Reading & Writing Informational Texts
- Reading & Writing Persuasive Texts
- Reading & Writing Poetry
- 8th Grade Reading Practice: Flowers for Algernon
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