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
    Ex.: Ouch!

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