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    The simple sentence The simple sentence Presentation Transcript

    • The Simple Sentence
      Mrs. Jefferson
      095 Fundamentals of Writing
    • Recognizing A Sentence
      Word
      car, dog, sun
      Phrase
      shiny new car, angry dog, in the bright sun
      Clause
      Sentence/Independent clause
      Dependent clause
    • Recognizing Verbs
      Verbs: Show some kind of action or being
      Action Verbs:
      We walk to the store every day.
      The children run to the playground.
      Being Verbs:
      My mother isa good cook.
      The family seems unhappy.
    • Recognizing Verbs
      Helping Verbs: verbs in front of the main verb (action or being).
      Examples: is, am, are, was, were, do, must, might, have, has, shall, will, can, could, may, should, would.
      I was watching the Super Bowl.
      You should havecalled me.
    • Recognizing Subjects
      Answers the question “Who or what is doing the action (verb)?”
      Ex: The truck stalled on the highway.
      What’s the verb?
      Stalled
      What’s the subject?
      Truck
    • More About Subjects and Verbs
      Look for the core word or words
      Don’t include descriptive words
    • Prepositions
      Small words that often signal a kind of position or possession
      Examples: about, before, beyond, inside, on, under (See Info Box on page 376)
    • Prepositional Phrases
      Make up of a preposition and its object.
      Examples:
      about the movie
      around the corner
      between two lanes
      REMEMBER: The prepositional phrase is never the subject of the sentence.
    • Practice
      Go to the class blog:http://jeffersonscc095.edublogs.org and take the Simple Sentence Review activity.