Sentence – (Glossary of English Terms)

Sentence

Noun:  A sentence is a group of words that has a subject and a predicate.  A sentence expresses an idea; a thought, or a piece of information.  A sentence can be made up of only one word, or they may be made up of many words and be an entire paragraph long.

All sentences in English have the same basic construction.  Each and every sentence, however worded, must have the following:

Subject – Verb – Object

The order of the subject, verb and object can be altered, depending on the information present and the style (formal, informal, poetic, lyrical, etc.) of the writing.  But the most common form is in the order listed above:  Subject > Verb > Object.

If the sentence is missing any of the elements above, it is an incomplete, and thus incorrect, sentence.

See Also:

Subject

Verb

Object

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