The first step is to write a simple sentence.
The second step is to combine two or more simple sentences to create a compound sentence.
The third step is to create a complex sentence.
The fourth step is to combine all of the above and to create a compound-complex sentence.
The fifth step, which is really the first step, is to comprehend the terms used above.
TEST YOUR NEW SKILLS
There are four sentences below.
Identify each sentence as either simple, compound, complex or compound-complex.
State a reason to prove your selection in each case.
1. I hunted everywhere for the lost kitten but I could not find it.
2. By using dikes, much land is saved for cultivation.
3. I know that you have given me good advice and I promise that I will not disappoint you.
4. Hockey is a game which I enjoy very much.
If you are totally confused, do not quit. Complete explanations for all this week’s entries will be posted Sunday.
There will be a surprise test tomorrow to review all your newly-acquired knowledge about sentence structure.
The word for today is “disquietude”.
What part of speech is “disquietude”?
Define “disquietude” and use it in a sentence.