A sentence is a set of words that is grammatically complete. At the most basic level this means that the sentence contains a subject, a verb, and an object. Click for more information on how to write sentences made up of subject, verb and object in a clear and correct way.
Sentences consist of one or more clauses. Many sentences are made up of strings of words that could be separated into grammatically-complete sentences in their own right. These are known as independent clauses. A sentence’s clauses must be connected, either with punctuation marks or with a conjunction such as ‘and’ or ‘but’.
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