English Grammar: What’s a sentence? – Learn about sentence types with JenniferESL

English Grammar: What's a sentence? – Learn about sentence types with JenniferESL

Part 1 of a two-part lesson on sentence structure. What’s a sentence and what kinds of sentences are there in English?

0:01 Introduction: building puzzles
0:43 Lesson title
0:53 The value of learning grammar
1:21 What’s a clause?
1:47 Sentence types according to purpose (a partial list)
2:42 Sentence types according to structure (a partial list)
4:19 Understanding and recognizing subjects
5:34 Independent vs. dependent clauses
6:39 Understanding and recognizing the predicate
7:05 Short identifying task
8:09 Introducing basic sentence patterns in English
9:00 Lesson ending

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