Definition Of sentence


a set of words that is complete in itself, typically containing a subject and predicate, conveying a statement, question, exclamation, or command, and consisting of a main clause and sometimes one or more subordinate clauses.

Start sentences with subjects and verbs, and let other words branch off to the right.

declare the punishment decided for (an offender).

ten army officers were sentenced to death

the punishment assigned to a defendant found guilty by a court, or fixed by law for a particular offense.

her husband is serving a three-year sentence for fraud

Example Of sentence

  • A death sentence was commuted to life in prison, then cut to ten years.

  • A slight lift in the voice at the end of a sentence changes statement to question.

  • And in cases of that sort, everyone has always agreed that such words can end a sentence .

  • But the Supreme Court sympathetically commuted the death sentence to life imprisonment.

  • Can I finish a sentence in this paragraph without using a question mark?

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