There are four basic types of English sentences:

  1. Simple sentences
  2. Compound sentences
  3. Complex sentences
  4. Compound-complex sentences

1. Simple Sentences

Simple sentences present a complete thought in the form of an independent clause, containing one subject and at least one main verb.

  • Winston works in the HR department.
  • Human resources is an important branch of every company.  
  • Motivating employees requires a combination of factors.

Simple sentences can have compound subjects.

  • Winston and Sofie work in the HR department.

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