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Grade 6-12
1h 5m

Introduction to Sentence Structure

by Josiah Leonard | English and Writing FREE

7 Lessons 1:05:03
  1. 1. Introduction 1:30
  2. 2. The Four Functional Types of Sentences: Declarative, Exclamatory, Interrogative, and Imperative 10:45
  3. 3. The Four Structural Types of Sentences: Simple, Compound, Complex, and Compound Complex 20:10
  4. 4. The Three Types of Verbs: Action, Modal, and Auxiliary 14:55
  5. 5. The Verb Tenses: Past, Present, and Future (and the Perfect Tense) 10:07
  6. 6. Subjects: Nouns vs. Pronouns 4:44
  7. 7. Conclusion: Sentence Structure 2:52

Grade 6-12

1h 5m

NGSS Standards



About the course

Understanding the components of sentence structure is a crucial skill for communicating clearly through your writing. Knowing the differences between the two types of clauses, the various types of purposes and structures of sentences, and the often times confusing verb tenses is the first step we will take toward mastering these sentences!


  • English
  • Grammar
  • Language
  • Sentence
  • Writing


Hi, I’m Josiah! I’ve been enjoying helping students in areas of writing, English, and communication for four years now. I am a native of Virginia, where I obtained my undergraduate degree in international relations with a focus in public policy and Modern Standard Arabic. I received my Advanced TESOL certification (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) this past year, and I am currently working toward my Masters of Public Administration. As my full-time job, I have been working for the US House of Representatives for approximately one year now. As one has attempted to learn another language (Latin, Arabic, German, and Spanish), I have grown in my appreciation for patience in learning and in teaching. That has inspired my passion for helping others understand English and enjoy the thrill of learning!

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