"I was reading the dictionary. I thought
it was a poem about everything."
                     --Steven Wright



A sentence is a word or group of words that must expresses a complete idea or sense or meaning and that may consists of a subject and a verb.

Also it may have an object or a complement and the words must be order properly.

যে শব্দ বা শব্দ সমষ্টি দ্বারা সম্পূর্ণ অর্থ প্রকাশ পায় এবং যা সাধারণত কর্তা এবং ক্রিয়া দ্বারা গঠিত তাকে sentence বা বাক্য বলা হয় ।

- We practice English everyday. (Here we is subject, practice is verb, English is object and everyday is adverb)

Basically there are two parts of a sentence: (একটি Sentence এ মূলত দুটি অংশ থাকে)

  • Subject and
  • Predicate

Subject: A subject of a sentence is a person or thing about which something is said or written.

Predicate: And the Predicate that says what the Subject does.

যে ব্যক্তি বা বস্তু সম্পর্কে কোনকিছু বলা বা লিখা হয় তাকে Subject বা কর্তা বলে ।

যা subject বা কর্তা সম্পর্কে বলে বা করে বা লিখে তাকে Predicate বলা হয় ।

In the above example ‘We’ is subject and ‘practice English everyday’ is Predicate. A sentence usually starts with a subject and then predicate comes.

N. B.: In some case like order, advice or request subject is not mentioned. It is userstood.
- (You) Keep quite.
- (You) Take care of your health.
- (I) Thank you.
And sometimes sentence starts with the predicate and then subject comes.
- Long live Bangladesh
- Down went the Titanic.

Kinds of Sentence:
Sentence can be classified into five categories according to the meaning or functions.
They are:-

  1. Assertive Sentence
  2. Interrogative Sentence
  3. Imperative Sentence
  4. Optative Sentence
  5. Exclamatory Sentence