Some English sentences are very basic:
- Shakespeare was a writer.
- Einstein said something.
- The Inuit are a people.
You could write an entire essay using only simple sentences like these:
- William Shakespeare was a writer. He wrote plays. It was the Elizabethan age. One play was Hamlet. It was a tragedy. Hamlet died. The court died too.
It is not likely, however, that your essay would receive a passing grade. This chapter helps you learn to recognise different types of sentences and to use them effectively in your own writing.
Written by David Megginson