SPEAK WRITE™
WEEK THREE:
Simple Subjects & Verbs
Simple Verb Tenses (present, past, future)
PLURAL HOMEWORK REVIEW
GREGG - Reference Section 601-626
Complete the worksheet you were given in class
using the GREGG bo...
PRONUNCIATION
REF: GREGG Appendix B,
Pages 539 – 550
HIGHLIGHT YOUR TROUBLE WORDS
Subject and Verb in a sentence
“Who or what the verb?”
The chef will write the menu
for the week.
WHO = chef (subject)
VER...
PREDICATE = VERB
Tells something about the
subject.
ACTION VERB
Doing something
LINKING VERB
Describes subject
VERB PHRASE...
“TARZAN SPEAK”
SIMPLE SUBJECTS AND SIMPLE PREDICATES
• A simple subject is a noun or pronoun in the
complete subject witho...
SIMPLE SUBJECTS AND PREDICATES
MAY BE SINGLE OR COMPOUND
SINGLE
• Bobby likes cars.
• Teachers work hard.
• Teachers corre...
Find the simple subjects
and simple predicates
• I was happy to hear that
the fruit basket arrived
in good shape.
• As we ...
DION, 1996 PAGES 31-33
IN CLASS PRACTICE/HOMEWORK FOR NEXT CLASS
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Week 3 speak write™

  1. 1. SPEAK WRITE™ WEEK THREE: Simple Subjects & Verbs Simple Verb Tenses (present, past, future)
  2. 2. PLURAL HOMEWORK REVIEW GREGG - Reference Section 601-626 Complete the worksheet you were given in class using the GREGG book. We will review it in class. DO NOT GUESS – look up all that you are unsure of. ZERO TOLERANCE FOR ERRORS!! Ask for the answer key to check your work is you missed class.
  3. 3. PRONUNCIATION REF: GREGG Appendix B, Pages 539 – 550 HIGHLIGHT YOUR TROUBLE WORDS
  4. 4. Subject and Verb in a sentence “Who or what the verb?” The chef will write the menu for the week. WHO = chef (subject) VERB = will write She will answer the telephone. WHO = she (subject, pronoun) VERB = will answer NOT always before the verb! Can you finish this report by noon? WHO = you VERB = can finish Will the menu include lobster tonight? WHO/WHAT = the menu VERB = will include
  5. 5. PREDICATE = VERB Tells something about the subject. ACTION VERB Doing something LINKING VERB Describes subject VERB PHRASE = COMPLETE PREDICATE The complete predicate is the verb (or verb phrase) and all the words that modify it. Four prestigious tournaments comprise the majors in the sport of golf. SUBJECT? PREDICATE?
  6. 6. “TARZAN SPEAK” SIMPLE SUBJECTS AND SIMPLE PREDICATES • A simple subject is a noun or pronoun in the complete subject without its modifiers. It names the person, place, thing or idea about which something is told. • A simple predicate is the verb or verb phrase in the complete predicate without its modifiers. It shows an action or a state of being.
  7. 7. SIMPLE SUBJECTS AND PREDICATES MAY BE SINGLE OR COMPOUND SINGLE • Bobby likes cars. • Teachers work hard. • Teachers correct papers. YOU TRY ONE. COMPOUND (MORE THAN 1) • Bobby likes cars and washes boats. • Teachers and students work hard in class. YOU TRY ONE.
  8. 8. Find the simple subjects and simple predicates • I was happy to hear that the fruit basket arrived in good shape. • As we mentioned, we provide shopping centers with advertising services. • Annie and Maria will eat tomorrow. • Sally and Sue will dance for us. • The products will serve clients well and will last a lifetime. • The cherries, bananas, and apples will turn green and will rot if we don’t move them.
  9. 9. DION, 1996 PAGES 31-33 IN CLASS PRACTICE/HOMEWORK FOR NEXT CLASS

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