9 Essential Sentence Structures
Anderson Hung 2019
A sentence ends with
1. a period
Type: subject, verb, object
Ex.: I love you.
2. a question mark
Type: verb, subject, object
Ex.: Is Mary the kind of girl you like?
3. an exclamation point
A sentence contains
4. a comma or commas
The comma links both equal and unequal sentence parts.
Ex.: You've stolen my heart, my love .
5. a semicolon
The semicolon links equal and balanced sentence parts.
Ex.:He laughed until he choked; and he choked until he coughed; and he coughed until his face turned red.
6. a colon
The colon links unequal sentence parts.
Ex.: There is a time for everything: a time to sow, a time to reap.
7. quotation marks
Ex.: "You are beautiful."
8. repetition of words or phrases
Ex.: A rose is a rose is a rose.
9. Reversal of word order
Type: object, subject, verb
Ex.: You I love.
Last modified: 02.22.2020