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Basic English Sentence Structures

Declarative Sentences

Declarative Sentences are used to form statements. Declarative sentences consist of a subject and a predicate. The subject may be a simple subject or a compound subject. A simple subject consists of a noun phrase or a nominative personal pronoun. Compound subjects are formed by combining several simple subjects with conjunctions. All the sentences in this paragraph are declarative sentences.

 
<Declarative Sentence> = <subject> <predicate>
 
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Examples:
My name is Mary.
  <subject> = "My name"
  <predicate> = "is Mary"

Declarative Sentences are used to form statements.
  <subject> = "Declarative Sentences"
  <predicate> = "are used to form statements"

Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins 
Example of a Declarative Sentence

 CONTINUED: The Subject of a Sentence


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  Contents:
- Introduction
- Sentence Types
- Parts of Speech
Sentences:
- Declarative
- - The Subject
- - The Predicate
- - Verbal Phrases
- Interrogative
- Imperative
- Conditional
- Glossary