Types of sentences and basic sentence structure are reviewed in this chapter. Students must recognize compound subject and predicates, and an understanding of clauses and phrases enables them to properly identify simple, compound, and complex sentence structures. 

What you can expect to learn

  • Identify and punctuate all four sentence types
  • Identify subjects and predicates, whether simple or compound
  • Identify subordinating conjunctions in dependent clauses
  • Distinguish between simple, compound, and complex sentence structures
  • Identify prepositions, their objects, and whole prepositional phrases within sentences
  • Use commas properly in introductory phrases and compound sentences 
Activity List