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Flashcards in Composition Terms Deck (13):
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Periodic sentence

Makes sense only when the end of the sentence is reached (main point is "end loaded")

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Parallel structure

Grammatical or structural similarity between sentences or parts of a sentence

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Inverted sentence

A sentence where the predicate (main verb) comes before the subject

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Declarative

Makes a statement

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Imperative

Gives a command

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Interrogative

Asks a question

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Exclamatory

Makes an exclamation

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Simple sentence

One independent clause

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Compound sentence

Two or more independent clauses

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Complex

One independent clause and one or more dependent clauses

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Compound - complex

Two or more independent clauses and at least one dependent clause

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Interrupted sentence

One in which the subordinate elements come in the middle, often set off by dashes

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Loose sentence

One in which the subordinate elements come at the end to call attention to it