Simple sentences in English
- Juan was hungry.
“John” is the subject and “was hungry” is the simple verbal predicate (since it has only one verb).
John was hungry and ate too much.
- “Juan” is the subject and “he was hungry and ate too much” is the compound verbal predicate (since it has two verbs that correspond to the same subject).
Simple sentences can have:
For example: Maria dances very well. (it is simple because it has only one core: “Maria”)
For example: María and Juana dance very well. (It is composed because it has more than one verbal nucleus: “María” and “Juana”)
For example: Dance very well. (It is implied because it is not explicit but it is understood that it speaks of him, her or you)
For example: Maria dances and sings very well. (It is composed because it has two verbal nuclei: “dance” and “sing”)
For example, Maria dances very well. (It’s simple because it has a single verbal nucleus: “dance”)
Examples of simple sentences
- My grandmother cooked noodles with stew for me.
- The sun will rise at 6.30 in the morning.
- Damien cut his hair.
- My aunt went to the supermarket in the car.
- I bought a new bike.
- I have an appointment with the dentist at 6:00 p.m.
- Tomorrow we have the camp.
- The mayor was reelected yesterday.
- The teacher explained the French Revolution.
- I have tickets for the latest Ricardo Darín movie.
ABC of English Grammar Simple Sentences