The recognition of extended simple sentences as a teaching writing problem

Demirezen M.

Akdeniz Language Studies Conference, Antalya, Turkey, 9 - 12 May 2012, vol.70, pp.560-566 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 70
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.01.093
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.560-566


The English sentence structure is composed of simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences. There is a type of simple sentence with extended phrasal modifiers that can occur at the beginning of the sentence, mid-sentence, or at the end of the sentence, which confuses the students of writing lessons. In many grammar books, the structure of simple sentences is not satisfactorily explained. For example, there is an extended simple sentence type which is often neglected in textbooks that waits to be analyzed. In this article, the difficulties caused by expanded simple sentences via 9 additional phrases in English will be unearthed. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or pper-review under responsibility of ALSC 2012