Writing Tips: Sentence Formulas
Note: This list is not exhaustive. There are other sentences that may not fit into these formulas, but these are examples to help build writing foundations.
- S: Subject
- V: Verb
- I: Independent clause (a complete sentence able to stand on its own)
- D: Dependent clause (a fragment of a sentence -- relies on a complete sentence to make sense)
- f: Coordinating Conjunction; f is used since it is short for FANBOYS (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so), which are all the coordinating conjunctions.
Handout Written by Suann Robinson, 2006.
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