Syntax is the arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentence. These words are put together to create a greater effect towards the audience.


  • Subject (thing that does) and predicate (complete action)

Simple Sentence

  • A simple sentence consists of a subject plus a pronoun, to make one independent clause

Compound Sentence

  • A compound sentence consists of two or more independent clauses

Compound Complex Sentence

  • A compound complex sentence has to independent clauses with the addition of one dependent clause


  • A Scheme is a patterns of syntax that strays from the conventional/expected use


  • An asyndeton is the absence of a conjunction between parts of a sentence


  • The girl smiled excitedly


Parallelism in syntax may be seen in relation to repetition as in words mirroring eachother

Why is Syntax Important

Knowledge of syntactical rules are important in order to form correct sentences that are comprehensible to who you're communicating with. If you wish to tell someone something but put your verb in the first place instead, they may think that you're asking them a question instead. Therefore in order to get your message across how you want your syntax must be correct.

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