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Sentence Types

QuestionAnswer
Compound Sentence A sentence that contains two independent clauses (simple sentences) joined by a conjunction or a semicolon.
Simple Sentence Also called an independent clause, this sentence contains a subject + verb + expresses a complete thought.
Complex Sentence A sentence that contains an independent clause and a dependent clause joined by a subordinating conjunction.
Sentence Form A group of words put into a certain order to create different types of sentences (simple, compound, complex).
Attention Grabber The first sentence in your paragraph; grabs the reader's attention.
Background Information Information about the topic that contains more specifics to help the reader begin to understand the topic.
Details Specific information.
Paragraph A group of sentences with an opening sentence, details, and a closing sentence.
Thesis Statement The guiding sentence for the whole paper, or text; tells the reader specifically what the paper will be about.
Hamburger Method A method of writing the paragraph where the top bun represents the attention grabber, the meat/lettuce/cheese/tomato are the details, and the bottom bun represents the thesis statement
Closing Sentence The last sentence in a paragraph.
Created by: adiahastrange