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What are three kinds of sentences according to structure?
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Kinds of Sentences:

There are three kinds of sentences according to structure: simple, compound and complex.

  1. Simple Sentence:

All main clauses can stand as simple sentences when the rest of the sentence is removed.

Examples:

  1. Most of us take life for granted.
  2. When we are in buoyant health, death is all but unimaginable.
  3. Sometimes it was as long as a year, sometimes as short as twenty-four hours.

In the above examples, the main clauses stand as complete simple sentences, even without the rest of the sentence.

    2.  Compound Sentence:

A compound sentence contains two or more main clauses.

Examples:

  1. Night came on and the room grew dark.
  2. He is rich, yet he is not happy.
  3. Complex Sentence

    3.  Complex Sentence

A complex sentence consists of one or more main clauses and one or more subordinate clauses.

Examples:

  1. It is the same old story of not being grateful (main clause) for what we have until we lose it (subordinate clause).
  2. If I were the president of a university (subordinate clause), I should establish a compulsory course in "How to Use Your Eyes" (main clause).