• andy chuks Introduction to Sentence: What is a Sentence?
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    A sentence can be defined as a group of words with complete meaning. It is a group of words that make complete sense. Not all group of words make complete sense or meaning. some group of words (eg: of the twon they at the other side live) little make sense but not complete sense. Thus, for a group to be called a sentence they must make complete sense. Sentence can also be defined a a group of words that contain a finite verb and make complete meaning. A sentence contains two main parts:- the SUBJECT and the PREDICATE. the subject usually comes first and followed by the predicate. (eg: Aids kills ---where Aids is subject and kills predicate). A sentence may contain only one word or many words. in some sentences subject may come after the predicate (eg The 2007 elections were organized by INEC)
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    • andy chuks In some sentences the subject are not expressed but are understood by "you" i.e embedded. (eg: Go away)
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    • andy chuks Kinds of Sentence: ------------- i) STATEMENT- (eg: The time is four O'clock) ---------------- ii) QUESTION - (eg: What is that?) ------------------- iii) COMMAND - (eg: Leave my house) ----------------------- iv) EXCLAMATION - (eg: Good heavens!)
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    • andy chuks TYPES OF SENTENCE: Sentence can be sub-divided into --------------------- i) SIMPLE SENTENCE: this consists of only one finite verb (eg: He died for me. - where died is a finite verb) ----------------------- ii) DOUBLE SENTENCE - has two finite verbs and two clauses of equal rank ie a main clause ( eg: I saw the snake but I did not kill it). Double sentence is usually two simple sentences or main clause join by a conjuction or preposition (eg: so, or, but, therefore, and etc) -------------------------- COMPOUND SENTENCE - this is a sentence with more than two main clauses and more than two finite verb. (eg: We came, we saw, we conquered.) ------------------------------- COMPLEX SENTENCE - this contains two or more finite verbs and two or more clauses of unequal grammatical rank i.e a main clause(independent clause) and a subordinate clause (dependent clause) eg (She was such a brilliant fellow that she passed in every examination). Note a complex sentence has a main clause supported by one or more subordinate clauses ------------------- COMPOUND - COMPLEX SENTENCE: this consists of two or more main clauses and one or more subordinate clauses. (eg He offered us the car for $50,000.00, but we declined the offer, because my uncle who promised to buy it for us, said it was too costly for people of our age.
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    • andy chuks Sentences are classified broadly into two: ------------- i) THE PERIODIC SENTENCE: here main idea is preceded by the qualifying details (eg When I get to the stadium, I shall watch the match) its usually used to create a suspense which holds the readers attention. ------------------------- ii) THE LOOSE SENTENCE: here the main idea is followed by the subordinate part i.e. the qualifying details is preceded by the main idea. (eg: I shall come, if she asks me to).
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    • babalola olaniran you can say give her her bag,but you can't say give him him bag why?
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    • andy chuks Cos "him" is not a possessive pronoun
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    • precious ahunsi the difference between need & want
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    • ekwunife eze Need is something you desire to have but not available at the moment while want is also something you desire and can have it anytime......
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