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Grammar Lesson for A Walk in the Desert

Grammar Lesson for A Walk in the Desert

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    • Subjects and Predicates A Grammar Lesson for Fourth Grade Created by Teresa Wilson – Desert Palms - July 2010
    • Every sentence is made up of two parts.
      • The subject names the person, place, or thing the sentence is about (the WHO or WHAT.)
      • The predicate tells what the subject is or does (the ACTION.)
    • The Subject
      • The complete subject includes all the words that identify the person or thing the sentence is about.
      • My Aunt Mary has a cat.
      • The little old man walked with a cane.
      • The simple subject is the main noun or pronoun.
      • The boy with the blue shirt waved to me.
      • Jack loves to play soccer.
    • The Predicate
      • The complete predicate includes all words that tell what the subject of the sentence is or does.
      • Tim took three marbles from the pile.
      • The simple predicate is the
      • main verb or verb phrase.
    • Let’s Review
      • Share with your shoulder partner the difference between a complete subject and a simple subject .
      • Share with your shoulder partner the difference between a complete predicate and a simple predicate .
      A quick coyote A quick coyote caught a lizard. A quick coyote caught a lizard. caught a lizard.
    • Sentences can have more than one subject or predicate.
      • A compound subject is two or more subjects with the same predicate.
        • The subjects are usually joined by and or or .
        • Stacey and her brother went to the park.
      • A compound predicate is two or more predicates with the same subject.
        • The simple predicates in a compound predicate are usually joined by and, but, or or .
        • Stacey and her brother went to the park and
        • played frisbee .
    • Mechanics and Usage
      • If a compound subject has two subjects, the subjects are not separated by a comma.
      • If it has three or more subjects, they are separated by commas.
      • Josh , Carrie , and Meg went fishing.
    • Mechanics and Usage
      • If a compound predicate has two predicates, the predicates are not separated by a comma.
      • If it has three or more predicates, they are separated by commas.
      • Tonight we will eat , read ,
      • and play games.