Sentence clause structure

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In grammar, sentence clause structure commonly known as sentence composition is the classification of sentences based on the number and kind of clauses in their syntactic structure.wikipedia
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Grammar

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In grammar, sentence clause structure commonly known as sentence composition is the classification of sentences based on the number and kind of clauses in their syntactic structure.
Alternatively, it may refer only to what is common to the grammars of all, or of the vast majority of English speakers (such as subject–verb–object word order in simple declarative sentences).

Sentence (linguistics)

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In grammar, sentence clause structure commonly known as sentence composition is the classification of sentences based on the number and kind of clauses in their syntactic structure.
One traditional scheme for classifying English sentences is by clause structure, the number and types of clauses in the sentence with finite verbs.

Comma splice

The use of a comma to separate two independent clauses without the addition of an appropriate conjunction is called a comma splice and is generally considered an error (when used in the English language).
Comma splices are similar to run-on sentences, which join two independent clauses without any punctuation and without a conjunction such as and, but for, etc. Sometimes the two types of sentences are treated differently based on the presence or absence of a comma, but most writers consider the comma splice as a special type of run-on sentence.

Dependent clause

subordinate clausesubordinate clausessubordinate
A complex sentence has at least one independent clause plus at least one dependent clause.
A complex sentence contains an independent clause and at least one dependent clause.

Independent clause

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A compound sentence consists of two or more independent clauses.
An independent clause (or main clause) is a clause that can stand by itself as a simple sentence.

Clause

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In grammar, sentence clause structure commonly known as sentence composition is the classification of sentences based on the number and kind of clauses in their syntactic structure.

Syntax

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In grammar, sentence clause structure commonly known as sentence composition is the classification of sentences based on the number and kind of clauses in their syntactic structure.

Traditional grammar

Such division is an element of traditional grammar.

Predicate (grammar)

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This simple sentence has one independent clause which contains one subject, I, and one verb, run.

Verb phrase

verb phrasesVPphrases
The predicate is a verb phrase that consists of more than one word.

Compound verb

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This compound verb should not be confused with a compound sentence.

Adpositional phrase

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In the backyard and at the cat are prepositional phrases.

Adverb

adverbsadv.abstract noun
Some of these give the clause an adverbial function, specifying time, place, or manner.

Adverbial clause

adverb clause
Such clauses are called adverbial clauses.

S. E. Hinton

S.E. HintonSusan Eloise HintonS.E Hinton
(S. E. Hinton, The Outsiders)

The Outsiders (novel)

The OutsidersnovelThe Outsiders'' (novel)
(S. E. Hinton, The Outsiders)

Noun

nounssubstantiveabstract noun
A relative clause is a dependent clause that modifies a noun or noun phrase in the independent clause.

Adjective

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In other words, the relative clause functions similar to an adjective.

Relative clause

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A relative clause is a dependent clause that modifies a noun or noun phrase in the independent clause.

Object (grammar)

objectdirect objectindirect object
A noun clause may function as the subject of a clause, or as a predicate nominative or an object.

Stieg Larsson

Steig LarssonThe Stieg Larsson prize
*What she had realised was that love was that moment when your heart was about to burst. (Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

2005 novel of the same namebookMän som hatar kvinnor
*What she had realised was that love was that moment when your heart was about to burst. (Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)

Subject complement

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A noun clause may function as the subject of a clause, or as a predicate nominative or an object.

Miguel de Cervantes

CervantesMiguel de Cervantes SaavedraMiguel de '''Cervantes
Let him who has been deceived complain. (Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote)

Don Quixote

Don Quixote de la ManchaDon QuijoteQuixote
Let him who has been deceived complain. (Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote)