S26E7 – The Basics of Sentence Structure

The sentence is the core of writing. While every language has different requirements on what makes a sentence, they all usually share common threads. Complete sentences need a subject and a verb. A thing doing something. That simple construction is the foundation for all the world’s best stories. To write, you need to know what makes a sentence.

Not all of what we create will be crafted of the perfect complete sentences, though. In fact, it can be good to have incomplete sentences outside of strictly academic scenarios. You need variety. Rhythm. Even simple sentences are not enough.

In this episode, Leigh and Ley talk about the four types of sentence structure, how to diagram a sentence, and other basics you need to know in order to break the rules in the best ways.

First aired November 22, 2021.

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