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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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  • 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.
  • Everyday vocabulary and simple sentence structure should be used throughout the form.
  • Throughout the text, comprehension is enhanced through the use of simple sentence structure and low-level vocabulary.
  • Write a phrase or simple sentence about an experience generated from a group story.
  • The writer shows strong control over simple sentence structures, but variable control over more complex sentences.
  • He can construct a simple sentence but does not understand capitalization and punctuation.
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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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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