See you next time

That's the end of this lesson about simple sentences—sentences that have only one action or process.

We've seen about a dozen different patterns you can make in a simple sentence, and there are hundreds more. The important thing is to get the hang of reading a sentence and breaking it down into elements.

Canon XTi components after disassembly by particlem is licensed under CC BY 2.0

See you next time!

Look for simple sentences. How common are they? What sorts of elements do they include, or what questions do they answer?

What people and things do you see around you? What are they doing? Where are they? How are they doing it? When? Make up your own simple sentences to describe the world around you. What elements do you choose to include?

Play around—how long or short can you make your sentence while making sure you only have one action?

Where did the snippets come from?

We used snippets from a wide range of texts in this lesson.

Our checkpoint snippet came from The Martian by Andy Weir. In The Martian, astronaut Mark Watney is stranded on Mars and relies on his own ingenuity and resourcefulness to survive.