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Sentence Construction

Words must combine in a certain way to form sentences.
This is know as a syntax.
Syntax is the study of the patterns of formation of sentences and phrases from words.
http://www.whitesmoke.com/what-is-syntax

What is the difference between Syntax and Grammar?
Yahoo Answers.

Sentence Clause Structure
In grammar, clause structure refers to the classification of sentences based on the number and kind of clauses in their syntactic structure.

Sections of your sentences that contain finite verbs and are linked together are called clauses. Their are two types – main and subordinate.

A simple sentence consists of only one clause. A compound sentence consists of two or more independent clauses. A complex sentence has at least one independent clause plus at least one dependent clause.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sentence_clause_structure

What is a paragraph?
A paragraph consists of one or more sentences
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paragraph

What Makes A Complete Sentence?

Simple Sentences
Compound Sentences
Complex Sentences

The Anatomy Of A Sentence

Verbs
Subjects
Predicates

More Advance Terminology

Objects
Transitive/Intransitive
Adverbials
Complements
http://www.learnenglish.de/grammar/sentencetext.html

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