sentencenoun [ C ]uk /ˈsen.təns/ us /ˈsen.təns/
sentence noun [ C ] (WORD GROUP)
- 'Bob' is the subject of the sentence 'Bob threw the ball'.
- In the sentence 'I wish I were rich', the verb 'were' is in the subjunctive.
- Sorry, could you just say that last sentence again please?
- 'He was released from prison, ' is a passive sentence.
- In the sentence 'I sent Victoria a letter', 'send' is ditransitive.
sentence noun [ C ] (PUNISHMENT)
He was given a non-custodial/suspended sentence.
What is a clause?A clause is the basic unit of grammar. A clause must contain a verb. Typically a clause is made up of a subject, a verb phrase and, sometimes, a complement: …
What is a sentence?A sentence is a unit of grammar. It must contain at least one main clause. It can contain more than one clause. In writing, a sentence typically begins with a capital letter and ends with a full stop: …
SentencesA sentence is a unit of grammar. Typically, in writing, it begins with a capital letter and ends with a full stop. …
sentenceverb [ T ]uk /ˈsen.təns/ us /ˈsen.təns/ specialized
- Her sentence was commuted from death to life imprisonment.
- As it was her first conviction for stealing, she was given a less severe sentence.
- In some countries, drug-smuggling still carries the death sentence.
- The judge made an example of him and gave him the maximum possible sentence.
- He won his appeal and the sentence was halved.