Flashcard 5 - High School English I: Writing Flashcard Set for the STAAR test


The correct answer is:

“I arrived early for practice but waited until my teammates arrived before taking the field.”


A simple sentence is the most basic type of sentence. A simple sentence is a collection of words that contains a subject, a verb, and expresses a complete thought. Although it is the most basic, it does not necessarily mean that it is always the shortest. As demonstrated by this example, simple sentences cannot be determined based on length—their content must be evaluated. The shorter sentence is actually an example of a compound sentence (two independent clauses joined by a coordinating conjunction and a comma).

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