Sentences

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Sentences

  1. 1. Complete and Incomplete Sentences
  2. 2. A complete sentence is a group of words that tells a complete idea. A complete sentence answers these questions: Who? and What is it doing?
  3. 3. Example of a Complete Sentence: The dog ate his bone. Who? The dog What did he do?Ate his bone We can answer our two questions Who? and What did he do? So this is a complete sentence!
  4. 4. Example of an Incomplete Sentence: The big hairy spider. Who? The big hairy spider What did it do? We don’t know! This is not a complete sentence! TIP: Just because a group of words begins with a capital and ends with a period doesn’t mean it is a complete sentence!
  5. 5. Complete or Incomplete? That is the question! The bird flew back to the nest. Who? The bird What did it do? Flew back to the nest This is a COMPLETE sentence!
  6. 6. Complete or Incomplete? That is the question! The kitten played with the yarn. Who? The kitten What did it do? Played with the yarn This is a COMPLETE sentence!
  7. 7. Complete or Incomplete? That is the question! Is flapping in the wind. Who? We don’t know! This is not a complete sentence! What is it doing? Flapping in the wind TIP: Just because a group of words begins with a capital and ends with a period doesn’t mean it is a complete sentence!
  8. 8. Complete or Incomplete? That is the question! The basket of food Who? The basket of food What is it doing? We don’t know! This is not a complete sentence! TIP: Just because a group of words begins with a capital and ends with a period doesn’t mean it is a complete sentence!
  9. 9. Complete or Incomplete? That is the question! The boy hurried to school. Who? The boy What did he do? Hurried to school This is a COMPLETE sentence!
  10. 10. Complete or Incomplete? That is the question! The waves at the beach. Who? The waves at the beach What are they doing? We don’t know! This is not a complete sentence! TIP: Just because a group of words begins with a capital and ends with a period doesn’t mean it is a complete sentence!
  11. 11. What is a complete sentence? A complete sentence is a group of words that tells a complete idea. What questions can a complete sentence answer? Who? and What is it doing?

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