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simple sentence

noun
1.
a sentence having only one clause, as I saw her the day before yesterday.
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  • You like a regular, straight-out, simple sentence with one subject and one predicate, don't you?

    The Title Market Emily Post
  • At the end of that simple sentence he stuck, and because of it Jack Roberts blushed.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
  • That was all he said, and yet in his simple sentence was much.

    The Plunderer Roy Norton
  • But she was completely outclassed by that one simple sentence.

    Scarlet and Hyssop E. F. Benson
  • Remember that a simple sentence is one that contains a single statement, question or command.

    Plain English Marian Wharton
  • A simple sentence, therefore, will contain but one subject and one predicate.

    Plain English Marian Wharton
  • The true key and explanation of the whole may, however, lie in the simple sentence—Death came into the world by sin.

  • No. 20 is a simple sentence, with a complex sentence in parenthesis.

    Plain English Marian Wharton
  • If that simple sentence could be put into letters of living flame, its tremendous meaning might burn into our hearts.

British Dictionary definitions for simple sentence

simple sentence

noun
1.
a sentence consisting of a single main clause Compare compound sentence, complex sentence
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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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