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Question:

Which of the following is a simple sentence?

A (D) The cat with the shiny blue collar and the white paws belongs to my great-aunt Ellie.
Explaination

(D) The cat with the shiny blue collar and the white paws belongs to my great-aunt Ellie. A simple sentence contains one independent clause only, with a subject and verb, as does choice (D). Note that the long compound phrase "with the shiny blue collar and the white paws" is a prepositional phrase describing the subject, "cat," and "to my great-aunt Ellie" is another prepositional phrase describing the belonging. Choice (A) is not a complete sentence since it does not express a complete thought. Choice (B) is a complex sentence, containing one dependent and one independent clause. Choice (C) is a compound sentence made up of two independent clauses joined with a coordinating conjunction.