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Sentence Mechanics

Sentence MechanicsWith a review of parts of speech comes the inevitable discussion of sentence mechanics. 

Parts of speech organize themselves into units of expression, and some of those units create systems we call sentences. Sentences organize into paragraphs, paragraphs into essays, and so on. Understanding how the basics of grammar relate to the basics of sentence structure is like knowing how a gear works to turn an engine, so it seems fitting that we should review some sentence basics along with parts of speech.  They go hand-in-hand.

The five extremely important topics covered in this section are in the menu at right:

SENTENCE MOODS
Declarative
Interrogative
Imperative
Exclamatory
Mixed Moods
Moods and Sentences with Quotations
SENTENCE TYPES
Simple
Compound
Complex
Compound-Complex
SENTENCE FRAGMENTS
RUN-ONS
Fused
Comma-Spliced
Grammatically Entangled
INTERNAL SENTENCE PUNCTUATION
Last Updated: 02/09/2015
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