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sentence British & World English

A set of words that is complete in itself, typically containing a subject and predicate, conveying a statement, question, exclamation, or command, and consisting of a main clause and sometimes one or more subordinate clauses

sentence English Thesaurus

Jones showed no emotion as the judge passed sentence

life sentence British & World English

A punishment of life imprisonment or of imprisonment for a specified long period

death sentence British & World English

A sentence to be put to death for a capital crime

sentence adverb British & World English

An adverb or adverbial phrase that expresses a writer’s or speaker’s attitude to the content of the sentence in which it occurs (such as frankly, obviously), or places the sentence in a particular context (such as technically, politically)

simple sentence British & World English

A sentence consisting of only one clause, with a single subject and predicate

topic sentence British & World English

A sentence that expresses the main idea of the paragraph in which it occurs

community sentence British & World English

A sentence whereby an offender is required to perform community service

complex sentence British & World English

A sentence containing a subordinate clause or clauses

compound sentence British & World English

A sentence with more than one subject or predicate

compound-complex sentence British & World English

A sentence having two or more coordinate independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses

cleft sentence in cleft2 British & World English

A sentence in which an element is emphasized by being put in a separate clause, with the use of an empty introductory word such as it or that, e.g. it’s money we want; it was today that I saw him; that was the King you were talking to

pseudo-cleft British & World English

A sentence which resembles a cleft sentence by conveying emphasis or politeness through the use of a relative clause, such as what we want is money representing we want money

pseudo-cleft sentence in pseudo-cleft British & World English

A sentence which resembles a cleft sentence by conveying emphasis or politeness through the use of a relative clause, such as what we want is money representing we want money

sentence adverbs in adverb British & World English

A word or phrase that modifies the meaning of an adjective, verb, or other adverb, expressing manner, place, time, or degree (e.g. gently, here, now, very). Some adverbs, for example sentence adverbs, can also be used to modify whole sentences