simple sentence

noun
a sentence having only one clause, as I saw her the day before yesterday.
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simple sentence
 
n
compound sentence Compare complex sentence a sentence consisting of a single main clause

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simple sentence definition


A sentence containing only one independent clause and no dependent clauses: “He went home after class.” (Compare complex sentence, compound sentence, and compound-complex sentence.)

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Example sentences
They construct awkward sentences because they believe a simple sentence has no
  place in a formal essay.
As an example, a simple sentence or two of clarification might have sufficed.
Even a simple sentence can be inaccessible to readers if it is wordy.
Strive for a simple sentence with a subject and verb.
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