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• A sentence is a group of words that tells a complete thought.
• A sentence always tells who or what and what is or what happens.
These are all sentences
Jeff is always late for work.
Sound the fire alarm!
Why do you drive so fast?
We will need more heating on site.
Can I have some petty cash please?
I would agree with that.
Types of sentences.
• A declarative sentence makes a statement. It ends with a period.
• An interrogative sentence asks a question. It ends with a question mark.
• An imperative sentence gives a command or makes a request. It ends with a period.
• An exclamatory sentence expresses a strong feeling. It ends with an exclamation mark.
Subjects and Predicates
The complete subject of a sentence names someone or something. The subject may be one word, or it may be more than one word.
• The complete predicate of a sentence tells what the subject is or does. The predicate may be one word, or it may be more than one word.
• The simple subject is the main word or words in the complete subject.
• Sometimes the complete subject and the simple subject are the same.
• The simple predicate is the main word in the predicate.
• The simple predicate is always a verb.
• A compound sentence is made up of two short, related sentences.
• The two sentences are joined by a comma (,) and the connecting word and , but, or or.
You can combine two sentences with the same predicate.
• Join the subjects with and to make a compound subject.
• You can combine two sentences with the same subject.
• Join the predicate with and to make a compound predicate.
Every sentence has two essential parts: and The subject of a sentence is the part about which something is being said. The flower bloomed. Bob painted. The girls on the team were all good students. The predicate of a sentence is the part which says something about the subject. Bill told everyone about the wreck . Mary sobbed. Sue plays the piano well. SUBJECT PREDICATE
The simple subject is the main word in the complete subject. The simple predicate , or verb , is the main word or group of words in the complete predicate. The complete subject is the main word and all its modifiers. The complete predicate is the verb and all its modifiers. The four new students arrived early. Complete subject The four new students Simple subject students Sara’s sister took us bowling yesterday. Simple predicate took Complete Predicate took us bowling yesterday
Statement- Your picture you drew is very pretty.
Question- Where do you live?
Exclamation- Hurray, the ice cream truck is coming!
Command- Clean your room up now!
A sentence can be a statement
The phone is off the hook.
That will cost five pounds.
A sentence always begins with a capital letter click below to see them all
A sentence can be a question
Is that stack safe?
Will you be driving?
A sentence can be an exclamation
What a brilliant goal!
Look out below!
A sentence could be a wish
I wish I could have a pay rise.
I wish this bolt was easier to undo.
Or a command
You must stop that at once.
Make sure you use that torch safely.
Please be careful when you throw this away.
A sentence must begin with a capital letter and end with a full stop . Exclamation marks and question marks have a full stop underneath them. ?! Remember
A sentence must have both
and a verb
A subject is a thing or person and a verb is a doing word.
The coffee is cold.
The telephone rings .
Subject Verb Subject Verb Verb Subject Plus = Sentence
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The telephone rings .
The freezer is cold.
We are visiting the London Eye.
The floor is slippery
The sign said stop.
The people couldn’t hear me.
How did you do ?
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A question must always end with a question mark ? And could begin with why what where how who or when
An exclamation always ends with an exclamation mark ! If you were to shout, that would be an exclamation.
A subject is
Whatever it is you want to talk about.
A verb is
a doing word
a being word
or a having word
The hose sprays everyone. The weather is cold. The boots have steel toe caps.