Once you have a grasp of the basic aspects of sentence writing, you will be on your way to becoming a great writer. Make sure your sentence expresses a complete thought. A sentence is a group of words that together express a complete idea that has meaning. When writing, it is a good idea to read your sentences aloud and ask yourself, «Does this sentence make sense? Does it express a complete idea? I ate eggs near a river yesterday» is a sentence because it has a clear, complete meaning. Because I ate eggs near a river, I got wet» is a sentence because it completes the cause-and-effect established by the word «because.
Sentences in English begin with a capital letter and end with a punctuation mark. Punctuation marks inform the reader when your sentence is finished, as well as the tone of voice they should use when reading. A subject is a person or thing that is being discussed in the sentence. The verb is the action word, which describes what the subject is doing. For example, in the sentence «I ate eggs», «I» is the subject and «ate» is the verb. The simple sentence is the most basic of the sentences.
It includes a subject, a verb, and it expresses a complete thought. This is known as an independent clause, because it can stand on its own. Here is an example: «Janet writes. In the above example, the subject is «Janet».