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Types of Sentences - Chapter Summary
Lots of people write sentences everyday. Sometimes, they are good sentences. And sometimes, well, they aren't really sentences at all. But how can you tell the difference? In this chapter you will learn what it takes for a sentence to officially be a sentence.
Our instructors will show you examples of sentences and explain all the parts necessary to be a sentence. They'll even teach you some names for those almost-sentences! Once you have some legitimate sentences, you'll learn how to combine two sentences into one long one. When you have completed all the lessons in this chapter, you will know how to:
- Identify the parts of a complete sentence
- Recognize fragments, comma splices, and run-on sentences
- Create compound sentences
- Write exclamatory sentences
Enjoy the short video lessons as you learn all about sentences. Review any topic using the video timeline feature, or look up the information on the transcript. If you still have questions, just ask our English experts, and they will be happy to help. Take the quizzes throughout the chapter to see how much you are learning!
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
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