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