Rules For Sentence Formation

Sentence Formation Rules:

Rules for Sentence Formation are easy if you know the types and format. Let’s see some of the important pointers below:

  1. Meaningful collection of words help to form a sentence with proper grammar rules.
  2. Clear, short sentences are preferable, and more effective, than long, complex ones.
  3. By using the Grammar Rule it can be suggested that sentences are a set of subject, verb, and object.
  4. Subject always comes first, continues with a verb, and following the subject.
rules for sentence formation

Rules for Sentence Formation

Simple Sentence

A simple Sentence is said when it contains all the independent sentences. Simple Sentence doesn’t contain a dependent Clause.

For Example- Ritika walks in the morning, The Car is parked, The employers performed well, etc. These are the independent sentences.

Example 1

She always tries to get in trouble by hurt her fellow mates

A. hurting her
B. her hurt
C. hurting
D. hurts


with the context of the question, the correct answer is A. as hurting her is past continuous tense.

Compound Sentence

A Compound Sentence is a sentence that has two clauses. Each clause is an independent clause.

  • So, by this, we can say a combination of 2 independent clauses make a compound sentence.

Like for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so are all these conjunctions that are compound sentences.

Example 1

A girl and boy are not to be told what they are doing and whatnot.

A. is
B. was
C. might
D. could
E. No need for improvement needed.


The correct answer is A. is the Conjunction here’

Complex Sentence

Another type of sentence is the Complex Sentence.

  • Complex Sentences may contain one or more than one dependent clause.
  • But, in the complex sentence, there may be one independent clause but at least one dependent clause must be there.
  • With the help of subordinating conjunctions dependent clause are identified in Complex Sentences.

Example 1

Her admission was delayed because she went to Paris this summer.

A. is delaying
B. is delayed
C. was delay
D. would be delayed


Correct Sentence is Here admission is delayed because she went to Paris this summer

Compound – Complex Sentence

Another type of sentence is the Compound – Complex Sentence.

  • Compound – Complex Sentences may contain at least one dependent clause.
  • It also needs to have more than one independent clause
  • With the help of subordinating conjunctions dependent clause are identified in Compound – Complex Sentences.

Example 1

When I grow up, I want to be a ballerina, and my mom is proud of me.

Identify the dependent clause in the sentence:

A. When I grow up
B. and my mom is proud of me.
C. I want to be a ballerina
D. Both A and C


Here the dependent clause is ‘when I grow up’ because first it has a subordinate conjunction and secondly, it gives an additional information about the girl’s dream when she grows up.

Other Types of Sentences – Rules for Sentence Formation

These types of sentences are differentiated on the mood and tempo of the writer/speaker.

Interrogative Sentence:

These types of sentences ask questions. The grammatical form of this sentence shows that this is a question. This type of sentence usually ends with a question mark (?).

Example: What happened to Ram? / Are you ok?

Imperative Sentence:

These type of sentences gives an instruction, command, or order. An imperative sentence may end with a full stop or exclamation mark, depending upon the delivery.

Example: Bring me a glass of water. / Give me a pen and a piece of paper.

Assertive/ Declarative sentences:

These types of sentences either declare a fact or state some statement. 

Example: Sunrises from the east and sets in the west.

Exclamatory Sentences:

These types of sentences describe emotions like fear, happiness, sorrow, excitement, shock, etc. This type of sentence end with an exclamatory mark (!).

Example: Alas! I forget my keys.

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