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Sentences. Are you ready to dive deep and swim into sentences? Kristina Grimes Sharon Elementary-3 rd Grade. Sentences have two parts…. subject-who or what the sentence is about * find the verb and ask yourself who or what. John runs down the street. What is the verb?

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Sentences

Are you ready to dive deep and swim into sentences?

Kristina Grimes

Sharon Elementary-3rd Grade


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Sentences have two parts…

  • subject-who or what the sentence is about

    * find the verb and ask yourself who or what


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John runs down the street.

  • What is the verb?

  • Who or what is doing the verb?

  • That is your subject!


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Try to find the subjects.

  • My mom cooked dinner last night.

  • Elizabeth went shopping last weekend.

  • We spilled popcorn on the floor.

  • Our babysitter arrived late.

  • My friends and I are hungry.


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Now what about the predicate?

  • The predicate tells you what the subject is or what the subject does

    * Usually includes the verb and all of its helpers.


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John runs down the street.

  • You know the subject is John, so what did John do or what is her like?

  • This is your predicate!


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Find the predicate in these sentences.

  • I watched television last night.

  • Uncle Bob asked for directions.

  • My cats scratched up the sofa.

  • My sister and I went bowling and skating last night.

  • She is the principal of Sharon Elementary School.


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Our whole class won the competition.

  • What is the subject?

  • Ok, now ask yourself what is this sentence MAINLY about?

  • class-this is called the simple subject


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Identify the simple subjects.

  • My little brother ate my cake!

  • Samantha went to play outside.

  • Those two cats are beautiful!

  • My new television broke yesterday.


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Can you identify the verb?

  • John runs down the street.

    *Runs is the verb. We call this the simple predicate!

    *Only the verb*


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What is the simple predicate?

  • My cat ran across the room!

  • She is playing outside.

  • A piece of chocolate candy would taste great!

  • My little brother ate my cake!


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What if there is more than one subject?

  • We call it a compound subject.

  • John and Judy run down the street.

  • Who runs down the street?

  • The compound subject is John and Judy.


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Find the subject. Is it a compound subject?

  • Jake is in third grade.

  • Bella and Cortese are my two cats.

  • Cats, dogs, and mice live here in Georgia.

  • Tiffany needs bacon, cheese, and eggs for breakfast.


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Oh no Ms. Grimes, what if there is more than one verb? :-0

  • It’s ok; if there is more than one verb, we call it a compound predicate.

  • I like to read and write stories.

  • What do I like to do?

  • This sentence has a compound predicate!


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Which sentence contains a compound predicate?

  • My mom and I like to shop together.

  • The horse leaps and runs perfectly!

  • Can I drive home today?

  • Ms. Dawdy and I went to the movies and ate popcorn.


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Ok…we are almost done.

  • A compound sentence is created when 2 complete sentences are put together with

    • ,and

    • ,but

    • ,or

      in the middle of the two.

      http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Academy/7304/conj.wav


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Watch this…

  • Take these two sentences:

    • I like the color red.

    • My mom likes the color yellow.

  • Let’s combine them:

    • I like the color red, butmy mom likes the color yellow.


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Look at this…

  • Do you like Mexican food?

  • Do you like Chinese food?

  • Do you like Mexican food, or do you like Chinese food?


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Is it a simple or compound sentence?

  • Alex played football, and Maria went shopping.

  • He cut the string, but the balloon wouldn’t go any higher.

  • I love to eat fruits on a summer afternoon.

  • Fruit are very juicy, but they can be messy.

  • Mary, John, and Max went to the store.



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Want extra practice?

  • http://suzyred.com/subjects.html

  • http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/sentence_garden/index.html

  • http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/predicate_coaster/index.html

  • http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/subjectpathway/index.html


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