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Sentence Structure

independent clause contains both a subject and a verb and can stand alone as a sentence
dependent clause contains both a subject and a verb but cannot stand alone because it has a subordinator at the beginning
subordinating conjunction a word at the beginning of a clause that makes it dependent
simple sentence contains one independent clause
compound sentence contains two independent clauses with a comma and a conjunction to separate them
coordinating conjunction ( FANBOYS) connecting words for two simple sentences forming a compound sentence
run-on sentence two complete thoughts joined together without proper punctuation or a conjunction
comma splice when two or more complete thoughts are joined by a comma without a conjunction
complex sentence contains an independent clause and a dependent clause
appositive a noun or noun phrase the renames another noun right beside it separated by commas
preposition a word that shows relationship between a noun or pronoun and some other word in the sentence
prepositional phrase includes a preposition, its object, and any modifiers
Created by: Maraobrien23