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Simple Sentences

Sentences are formed from words and phrases using grammatical rules to express a complete idea. In general, simple sentences are composed of a subject and a predicate. Sentences can also be classified as either subject-predicate sentences or non subject-predicate sentences. Subject-predicate sentences use a subject section and a predicate section. For instance,
                  
我学习英语。(I study English.) (is the subject section and 学习英语 is the predicate section.)
家里很干净。(The house is very clean.) (家里 is the predicate section and 很干净is the predicate section.)
 
Subject-predicate sentences can be divided into those with a verbal predicate, those adjectival predicate, those with a nominal predicate, and those with a subject-predicate phrase as the predicate.
 
Non subject-predicate sentences can be classified as subjectless sentences, one word sentences, and elliptical sentences. For instance,
出太阳了。(It’s sunny outside.)
小心!(Watch out!)
 
Simple sentences can also be classified by their use. Simple sentences can be classified as declarative sentences, interrogative sentences, imperative sentences, or exclamatory sentences.