Sentence types

We teach a wide variety of sentence types at QPA. Here are some examples from Year 5. ‘MC’ stands for ‘Main Clause’, a clause that can stand alone and still make sense. ‘SC’ stands for ‘subordinate clause’, a clause that relies on a main clause for it to make sense. All clauses require a subject and a verb.

Embedded clauses

Embedded clauses are clauses that are added into the middle of a sentence. They are different to parenthesis (see previous post) as they require a subject and a verb.

No embedded clause

Fran went to Paris on her holidays.

Embedded clause

Fran went to Paris, where she had never been before, on her holidays.