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A sentence, whether short or long, must express a complete idea; and a complete sentence must consist of at least one independent clause—that is, a subject and predicate that make a complete thought. Independent clauses are so called because they make sense when they stand on their own. They are also sometimes referred to as “main clauses.”
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simple sentence

A sentence having no coordinate or subordinate clauses, as The cat purred.

simple sentence

(Grammar) a sentence consisting of a single main clause. Compare compound sentence, complex sentence

sim′ple sen′tence

a sentence having only one clause. Compare complex sentence, compound sentence.
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Noun1.simple sentence - a sentence having no coordinate clauses or subordinate clauses
sentence - a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language; "he always spoke in grammatical sentences"
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