Simple and Not-So-Simple Sentences
In This Chapter
◆ Words to learn
◆ Start basic: simple sentences
◆ Ask questions with interrogative sentences
◆ Get complex with more advanced sentences
Sentences can be as short as one word—Go!—or as long as William Faulkner’s sentences that stretch from Mississippi to Tennessee. But every sentence has at least one subject and one predicate, because that’s what makes the complete thought.
Sentences work in different ways. Some declare their thoughts and are called declarative sentences. Others ask questions and are interrogatives. Still others give commands and are called imperative sentences. Imperative sentences often have the subject, you, understood (that is, not written), like the imperative sentence ...