Fun Easy English Classroom October 7


Learn about
periodic sentences
Periodic Sentences

Today you are going to learn about periodic sentences an important part of English grammar.
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Grammar: Periodic Sentences

Definition of a periodic sentence.
  • A periodic sentence:
  • is a long sentence that has the main point at the end
  • is not typically used, but this type of sentence can be dramatic or even persuasive
  • is particularly useful when the audience already has a strong opinion before reading the sentence, and in this case, the speaker or the writer is able to present their argument first
  • is the opposite of a loose sentence
Periodic Sentences Example
  • If the class sizes were smaller, the teachers were better, and the degree was nationally recognized, I would be willing to pay more tuition at this college.
  • Note: the part of the sentence in bold is the main point and easily identified by the listener or reader
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From YOUR Teacher: Periodic Sentences

This is not really an important point in English grammar but still good to know.
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