Focus on writing ch. 14

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Simple Sentences, verbs, prepositions, subjects

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Focus on writing ch. 14

  1. 1. Focus on Writing: Chapter 14<br />Writing Simple Sentences<br />
  2. 2. Sentences<br />A sentence is a group of words that expresses complete thought.<br />Every sentence minimally includes:<br />Subject<br />Verb<br />Complete thought<br />
  3. 3. Simple Sentences<br />A simple sentence includes:<br />One subject<br />One verb<br />Which is the same as one independent clause<br />John is enrolled.<br />Susan studied hard.<br />
  4. 4. Subject<br />Tells who or what is being talked about in the sentence<br />Must be a noun or pronoun<br />Singular – one person, place or thing<br />Plural - more than one person, place, or thing<br />Compound subject – a plural subject that joins the two subjects with “and”<br />Prepositional Phrases<br />Consists of a preposition and its object<br />Because the object is always a noun or a pronoun, it may seem as though it is the subject, but don’t be fooled. The object of a preposition can never be the subject<br />
  5. 5. Verb<br />The verb tells what the subject does, or connects the subject to words that describe or rename it<br />Action Verbs - tells what the subject does, did or will do, can also show mental or emotional actions.<br />Linking verbs - shows no action. Connects subject with something that renames or describes it.<br />Helping verbs – a verb used with another verb. There is the main verb and the helping verb. Usually the helping verb changes the tense of the verb<br />

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