This English grammar lesson teaches the 4 sentence types in English to ESL students. It teaches the structure of simple sentences, as well as compound, complex and compound – complex sentences. It also deals with errors in English grammar concerning sentence fragments. (The music is Early Mornin’ Rain by Gordon Lightfoot.) Enjoy the lesson! TeacherFrank Learn more English grammar for ESL students at www.learn-to-speak-english-esl.com SCRIPT ENGLISH GRAMMAR SENTENCE TYPES – LESSON 27 1 The Four Kinds Of Sentences. A compound sentence has two independent clauses joined by: A. a coordinator (and, nor, but, or, yet, so) B. a logical connector (eg however, therefore etc.) C. or a semicolon alone (;) 2 In the early morning rain with a dollar in my hand. With an aching’ in my heart and my pockets full of sand. The words above are fragments, not sentences. A simple sentence in English grammar requires a verb. Perhaps Waiting in the morning rain.” 3 I’m a long way from home and I miss my loved ones so, in the early morning rain, with no place to go. Above in the first 2 lines is a compound sentence with 2 required independent clauses [subject - verb - object] connected by the coordinator “and.” 4 Out on runway number nine, the big seven-o-seven’s set to go, but I’m stuck here in the grass where the cold wind blows. Above is a compound-complex sentence; it has 2 independent clauses and also a dependent clause “where the cold blows.” 5 Now the liquor tasted good and the women all

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