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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

Sentences

Are you ready to dive deep and swim into sentences?

Kristina Grimes

Sharon Elementary-3rd Grade

sentences have two parts
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
John runs down the street.
  • What is the verb?
  • Who or what is doing the verb?
  • That is your subject!
try to find the subjects
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.
now what about the predicate
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.

john runs down the street6
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!
find the predicate in these sentences
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.
our whole class won the competition
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
identify the simple subjects
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.
can you identify the verb
Can you identify the verb?
  • John runs down the street.

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

*Only the verb*

what is the simple predicate
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!
what if there is more than one subject
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.
find the subject is it a compound subject
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.
oh no ms grimes what if there is more than one verb 0
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!
which sentence contains a compound predicate
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.
ok we are almost done
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

watch this
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.
look at this
Look at this…
  • Do you like Mexican food?
  • Do you like Chinese food?
  • Do you like Mexican food, or do you like Chinese food?
is it a simple or compound sentence
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.
want extra practice
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