A combination or group of words that gives a complete meaning, thought or idea is called a sentence.
I ate an apple.
The above combination of words gives a complete meaning or idea. Such a group words can be called a sentence.
Now, see another combination of words “table he a bought” or “mango read car big”. These combinations of words do not express a complete meaningful sense to a reader or a listener. Hence, such a combination of words cannot be termed as a sentence.
A sentence must have all the words in proper sequence to reveal a proper complete meaning. A sentence can have nouns, adjectives, verbs, subject, object and article in correct sequence according the rules of English grammar. A sentence starts with a capital letter (first alphabet of first word) and ends with full-stop (or period), exclamation mark or question mark.
Here are examples:
- She is singing a song.
- He is a doctor.
- Kids are playing in the garden.
- He will come here tomorrow.
- We watched a movie.
- What is your name?
- What a pleasant weather!
- It has been raining since 3 O’clock.
- I am learning how to drive a car.
- She wrote him a letter.
- They bought a new computer.
- There ten students in the classroom.
- Where had you gone the last night?
- The birds are flying in the sky.
- He got admission in a new school.