2. A Subject tells who or what the sentence is about. Spider Man battles for justice. Who battles for justice? The subject
3. The predicate tells wass’ up with the subject. <ul><li>The predicate tells what the subject does or has. </li></ul><ul><li>The predicate can also describe what the subject is or is like. </li></ul>
4. A sentence must have a subject and a predicate and express a complete thought. (make sense)
5. The Complete Subject Spider Man with his red cover-alls, mask, spinneret's, and green eyes was a fierce fighter. The complete subject includes all of the words in the subject of the sentence.
6. The Complete Predicate Spider Man with his red cover-alls, mask, spinneret's, and green eyes was a fierce fighter. The complete predicate includes all of the words in the predicate of a sentence.
7. The Simple Subject <ul><li>is the main word or group of words in the complete subject. </li></ul><ul><li>is usually a noun or pronoun. </li></ul>Spider Man in his mask and cover-alls is a hero.
8. The Simple Predicate <ul><li>is the main word or group of words in the complete predicate. </li></ul><ul><li>is always a verb . </li></ul>Spider Man in his mask and cover-alls ran toward the robbers.
9. Finding Subjects Declarative Sentences Most statements begin with the subject . I am Rocky. I am so cool. This dog is mine.
10. Interrogative Sentence Order Questions may begin with part or all of the predicate . The subject come next followed by the rest of the predicate. Have you seen a dog? Have I seen a dog? Why do you ask ?
11. Interrogative Sentences When questions begin with part or all of the predicate, this is the P S P word order. Have you seen a dog? P S P Have I seen a dog? P S P Why do you ask ? P S P
12. To locate the subject of an interrogative sentence,change the question into a declarative sentence. (Make a statement.) Have you seen a dog? Question You have seen a dog. Statement Have I seen a dog? Question I have seen a dog. Statement Why do you ask ? Question You do ask why. Statement
13. Sometimes sentences have inverted word order. Most sentences have the subject at the beginning of the sentence and the predicate after the subject. This is the S P sentence order This is the P S sentence order.
14. Imperative Sentence In requests and commands, the subject is usually not stated. The word you is understood to be the subject. Catch that cat! You
15. Compound Subjects (2 or+ subjects) Compound Predicates (2 or+ verbs) The cat and the dog are not buddies . The cat hissed and spat . The dog growled and barked .
16. Compound subjects and predicates (verbs) Use and, but, or or to join the compound subjects and predicates. When you have 3 or more subjects or 3 or more verbs: and, but , or or usually comes before only the last subject or predicate.
17. Wild Cat, Cool Dude, and Izzy rule the Bumble’s house.
18. Wild Cat, Cool Dude, and Izzy stalk, bite , and scratch the poor Bumbles!
19. Simple and Compound Sentences You can put two simple sentences together and make a compound sentence. WOW!
20. Wild Cat, Cool Dude, and Izzy are in a cat conspiracy , but the Bumbles don’t know it.