According to their meaning and word order, sentences can be divided into four classes – assertive, imperative, interrogative and exclamatory. It is also possible to classify sentences into four different kinds according to their clause structure. These are – simple, compound, complex and compound-complex.
The simple sentence
Read the following sentences.
- Alice is a journalist.
- They have a house in the city.
- The school reopens on Monday.
These sentences have only one subject and one verb each.
|is a journalist.
have a house in the city.
reopens on Monday.
Sentences of this kind are called simple sentences. A simple sentence has only one subject and one predicate.