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  • Simple Sentences

    A simple sentence must include a subject and a verb.


    Subjects are the nouns (person, place, thing) that does the verb.


    The verb is the action or state.

    It is also possible to have two or more subjects and/or two or more verbs.


    A simple sentence can have a complement. The complement is a word or phrase that adds more information about a part of the sentence.

    A simple sentence can have an object as a complement. The object is the noun that receives the action. A sentence can have two or more objects.

    A simple sentence can also have other words or phrases as a complement. The other words or phrases might include adjectives, prepositions, or adverbs.

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