A sentence is defined as a clause, or clause sequence that may occur independently with sentence intonation. The simplest of sentences will consist of a single independent clause, while more complex sentences consist of an independent clause and one or many additional dependent clauses. Sentences may also be joined by a coordinating particle to form a compound sentence. (Gibson, 1973, pp. 76-77)
In addition, knowing the meaning of a given sentence allows for the determination of when it would be true i.e., its truth conditions. (Kroeger, 2018, p. 36)
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Suttles, W. (2004). Musqueum reference grammar. UBC Press. SFU Student Access.