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Post by Tutul Rahman on December 27, 2016

for the first compound sentence example, is "must be true" the predicate of the sentence?

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Post by John Anderosn on February 18, 2014

I'm not too confident with compound-complex sentences. Do I have to use a coordinating conjunction when I write a compound-complex sentence?

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Mon Jul 1, 2013 10:25 PM

Post by Beverly Terry on June 29, 2013

Another great lesson, but I'm a little confused. Why didn't you clarify why you where including prepositional phrases with subjects and predicates? The last lesson you said that a predicate is never a part of a prepositional phrase and in an earlier lesson you said that the subject is never part of a prepositional phrase. I offer as an example: A word to the wise is sufficient. You said, "'A word to the wise' is the subject".

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Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:02 PM

Post by Vanessa Pieper on June 26, 2013

Why aren't S+V+O the same as S+V+Noun?
My personal conclusions are the following, just want to check if I'm ron the right track.

S+V+O have a transitive verb.
S+V+Adj. have a linking verb.
S+V+N have an action verb, linking verb or transitive verb??? Why is this a seperate sentence type?
S+V+Adv. I'm guessing it's an action verb or an intransitive verb. I Also have doubts with this one.

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Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:56 PM

Post by Vanessa Pieper on June 24, 2013

Thanks for helping me clear up so many grammar doubts! It's like the sun shining through the clouds. I'm planning to study all the way to Literature and Composition.

I have another doubt concerning Sentence Types.
S+V is clear.
S+V+O also.
S+V+Comp. too.

Can S+V+Adv. be S+V+Complement? Are S+V+Object and S+V+Noun?

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Sun May 5, 2013 3:37 PM

Post by David Dickinson on May 4, 2013

I'm enjoying your lecture series. Thanks!

I believe that the following sentence is a simple sentence. Am I correct? If not, what am I missing?

After eating the popcorn kernel, Bob's tooth hurt.


Sentence Types

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Objectives 0:06
  • What is a Sentence? 0:24
    • Definition
    • Basic Order for Sentences
    • Four Common Subject-Predicate Patterns
  • The Simple Sentence 1:10
    • Definition
    • Examples
  • The Compound Sentence 2:11
    • Definition
    • Example
  • The Complex Sentence 2:59
    • Definition
    • Example
  • The Compound-Complex Sentence 3:47
    • Definition
    • Example
  • What Kind of Sentence? Practice 4:44
  • What Kind of Sentence? Answers 5:03
  • What Kind of Sentence? Practice 2 6:08
  • What Kind of Sentence? Answers 2 6:26
  • What Kind of Sentence? Practice 3 7:29
  • What Kind of Sentence? Answers 3 7:50