What are three kinds of sentences according to structure?
Difficulty: Easy

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.


  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.


  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.


  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).