The focus of this lesson is what's inside a sentence. We're going to look at lots of simple sentences, break them down into their elements, and then write our own variations.

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You won't see a lot of hardcore grammar in this lesson.

We're going to take a step back from noun groups, verb groups, and prepositional phrases, and instead we'll talk about sentences in terms of the real-world things they represent—things, actions, places, and so on.

What you learn in the word groups lessons can:

  • help you with identifying distinct elements in a sentence, and
  • give you more confidence to play around when writing your own variations.

But you don't need to have done them. You'll get lots of practice breaking down sentences, and we won't ask you to create complicated word groups.