A major sentence (also called a regular sentence) is any complete sentence that is made up of or contains an independent clause—that is, it has both a subject and a predicate (a verb and any of its constituent parts).
Here are some examples:
- Brad came to dinner with us.
- We all agreed; it was a magnificent evening.
- I hope that, when I’ve built up my savings, I’ll be able to travel to Mexico.
- Sentences come in many shapes and sizes.
- Would you like to travel with me?
Regular sentences come in a variety of structures and patterns, and can be further categorised as simple sentences or multiple sentences. Simple sentences are composed of a single clause, whereas multiple sentences are composed of two or more clauses.
Simple sentences have one finite verb. Multiple sentences have more than one finite verb and thus have more than one clause.
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