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.