English sentence structures can be complicated. However, understanding the basic parts of a sentence and the possible variations is essential to write in a way that is clear to your readers. In addition, varying sentence structures helps create sentence variety in your writing. Understanding the sentence structure can also help with correct punctuation within a sentence. Sentences can be considered simple, compound, complex, or compound-complex.
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Revision Tip: Look back through your most recent draft of your capstone document and check for sentence structure in a couple of paragraphs. Highlighting or bolding the independent and dependent clauses may help to better visualize the elements of the sentence. Check for correct punctuation in the sentences and make revisions as needed. Also, revise as needed to create more varied sentence structures.