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A Theory of Sentencoids - A Brief Summary

by Jacek Hawrot


The proper use of articles can lead to confusion during the process of learning English as a second language. The same situation happened to me; however, I have asked myself the following question is it possible to transform the problem into a solution? If yes, it may support persons that learn English as a second language. This idea has motivated me to create a new approach that makes possible to create grammatically correct texts.

The theory describes a new way of classifying sentences - the criterion for classification is based on the quantity of words that a sentence contains. The traditional grammar terms: a phrase, and clause have been replaced in favor of the term "sentencoid." The term is used to name the unit that stands between words, and sentences. The theory describes two types of borders that are introduced by punctuation marks. One type of border allows to divide a sentence, and the second one signals where the previous sentences ends, and where the next one starts.

The theory, however, does not totally replace the rules that govern the grammar of the English language. The task of the theory is to provide a simple way that allows to write, and analyze English texts.


In this paper, I will present the theory of sentencoids that I have created. The paper contains four sections, and over 40 subsections. Some subsections consist of smaller units too.

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