Middle English (in the senses 'way of thinking, opinion', 'court's declaration of punishment', and 'gist (of a piece of writing')): via Old French from Latin sententia 'opinion', from sentire 'feel, be of the opinion'
A unit of language consisting of one or more finite clauses. If a sentence contains just one clause, it is described as simple:The commissioners entered Pisa on Friday 8 June. Surrounded by high waves, in the middle of the North Sea, a team of French engineers are constructing the first offshore oil-rig platforms. As the second of the examples shows, simple sentences are not necessarily either short or simple in meaning.If a sentence contains more than one finite clause it is described as multiple. In the example that follows the clauses are marked:
|Nobody is sure||whether it will work||but everything has to be done fast.|
The ending of sentence is spelled -ence.