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Simple Sentences


A simple sentence, also called an independent clause, is a sentence that has one subject and one verb.


cat is



subject + verb


A simple sentence:

  • is a group of words combined to make one complete thought.

  • begins with a capital letter and ends with a period.

  • may be short or long.

  • shows plural / singular agreement between the subject and the verb.

  • has pronoun agreement between the subject and the pronoun(s) referring to the subject.

Related sections
Adjective phrases
Independent and Dependent Clauses
Sentence Combining: Part A