Scientific Language: Sentence Structure

A simple sentence (also called a clause) consists of a complete idea with all of its parts. The key parts of a sentence are its subject and its verb.

Subject: the doer, thinker, sayer,  etc who/which is responsible for the activity of doing, thinking, saying, being, having etc.

Verb: the process of doing, thinking saying, being, having etc.  A simple sentence has to contain a complete verb.

Example: The dye balance showed a larger than expected discrepancy.
Subject = The dye balance. 
Verb = Showed.

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