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 (subject) is a journalist (predicate).
- They (subject) have a house in the city (predicate).
- The school (subject) reopens on Monday (predicate).
These sentences have only one subject and one predicate each.
Sentences of this kind are called simple sentences. A simple sentence has only one subject and one predicate.
Sections in this article
The simple present tense
The present progressive tense
The present perfect tense
The present perfect progressive tense
Present tenses to talk about the future
The simple past tense
The past progressive tense
The past perfect tense
The past perfect progressive tense
Past verb forms with present or future meaning
The simple future tense
The future progressive tense
The future perfect tense
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Passive voice worksheet | Past continuous tense
Passive voice worksheet | Simple future tense
Passive voice worksheet | Future perfect tense