Sentences of assertion The most common sort of sentence is a statement. They inform the reader about a particular information or notion. These sentences are often terminated with a full stop. Statements can be divided into three categories based on their forms: positive, negative and interrogative.
Positive statements give information that is clear and unambiguous. They are made up of words that express facts or opinions. Positive statements usually start with an adjective or a noun and they always end with a full stop. Negative statements conceal or deny a fact or opinion. They are made up of words that convey emotion rather than information or opinion. Negative statements usually start with a verb such as "to be" or "not to" and they always end with a full stop. Interrogative statements seek for information from the reader or listener. They include questions that demand a reply and commands that require action. Questions usually start with a word such as who, what, when, where and why while commands usually start with a word such as get out, shut up and move over. Commands never end with a full stop. Why? Because commands are requests that need to be repeated.
General Statements are often the paragraph's theme sentence or major concept, whereas Specific Statements are the supporting facts for the topic sentence or main idea. General Statement: Birds are Insect Controllers. A 3-ounce juvenile bird will ingest 5 1/2 ounces of insects. Specific Statement: Ladybugs eat aphids. Honeybees pollinate crops.
General statements can be difficult to write because they must include enough information for the reader to understand the topic but not so much that it becomes boring or repetitive. They should also be written such that they are concise without being vague or ambiguous. Using too many words or complex language when writing general statements can actually hinder their effectiveness on the reader. For example, using the word "many" in a general statement makes it seem like there are not enough people doing something because "many birds are insect controllers" could mean that some birds are insect controllers or that many birds aren't. On the other hand, if you were to use the phrase "most birds are insect controllers," this would indicate that most birds are insect controllers and therefore not as general anymore.
Specific statements are easy to write because they only need to cover the topic in detail for one thing. They are generally longer than general statements because they are trying to get across more than just our opinion on the subject.
It is at the conclusion of the paragraph, which is also known as the topic's last assertion. It connects all of the concepts in the paragraph and highlights the primary topic one last time. The writer frequently restates their topic phrase or summarizes the key points of the paragraph in the ending sentence.
To convey critical information, use one-sentence paragraphs. Longer sentences can be utilized to build single paragraphs when the information in a sentence is too vital to be divided into many sentences. To emphasize a point, use one-sentence paragraphs.
Sentence Subcomponents A subject, a verb, and a full concept are required for clearly written, complete sentences. A sentence must be self-contained. Complete sentences are also referred to as independent clauses. A clause is a set of words that can be used to form a sentence. It is a component in the grammar of a language that can contain a subject and a predicate. A subject is a word or phrase that receives attention when reading or listening to an article. A predicate is a word or phrase that describes or explains something else in the context of a sentence. Subjects and predicates are called grammatical elements because they relate what is said to what is done, who does something, where something is, and other such aspects of speech or writing.
In standard English, every sentence contains a subject and a predicate. Some sentences, however, are incomplete without another element being included: a direct object, an indirect object, or both. Other types of sentences exist as well; for example, there are sentences that are questions or statements depending on their context within the text.
A written sentence follows a typical pattern of consisting of a subject, a verb, and a conclusion. This pattern is common to all languages that use the Latin alphabet. Other patterns are possible using different combinations of words.
A subject, a verb, and a full concept are required for clearly written, complete sentences. An independent clause is a sequence of words that may be read as a full, grammatically valid concept on their own. For example, in the sentence "John likes apples and pears," "likes" is the subject and "apples and pears" is the object. The two parts of an independent clause are connected by and.
The other type of clause is a dependent clause. It contains a subject and a verb but cannot stand alone as a complete idea. For example, in the same sentence "John likes apples and pears" is a dependent clause because it cannot stand alone and be read properly. It requires the help of the whole sentence to make sense.
In general, all sentences contain one or more clauses. Independent clauses can be separated by punctuation marks. Dependent clauses cannot be separated from the rest of the sentence. They connect with conjunctions such as and, or, but.
Conjunctions are words that link together phrases, sentences, or ideas within the context of a given conversation. There are four main types of conjunctions: coordinate, correlative, transitional, and final.
Coordinate conjunctions link two items that are equal in some way.