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WHAT IS A SENTENCE?. TODAY’S LESSON WILL EXPLAIN: WHAT IS REQUIRED IN EVERY SENTENCE? WHAT IS A SUBJECT? WHAT IS A PREDICATE?. WHAT IS REQUIRED IN EVERY SENTENCE?. Not every group of words is a sentence. To be a sentence, a group of words must make a complete thought AND contain: SUBJECT

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what is a sentence

WHAT IS A SENTENCE?

TODAY’S LESSON WILL EXPLAIN:

WHAT IS REQUIRED IN EVERY SENTENCE?

WHAT IS A SUBJECT?

WHAT IS A PREDICATE?

what is required in every sentence
WHAT IS REQUIRED IN EVERY SENTENCE?
  • Not every group of words is a sentence. To be a sentence, a group of words must make a complete thought AND contain:
  • SUBJECT
  • PREDICATE
subjects
Simple Subject

Usually only one word.

Always a noun or pronoun.

Tells what or who the sentence is about.

Complete Subject

Can be several words or only one word.

Always contains a noun or pronoun.

Always includes the simple subject.

SUBJECTS
simple predicate
SIMPLE PREDICATE
  • Always a verb. (A verb is a word that tells what the subject is doing or being.) There are two kinds of verbs:
  • Action verbs:run,jump, sit, sleep.
  • Being verbs:am, is, was, seem.
complete predicate
COMPLETE PREDICATE
  • Always contains the simple predicate (a verb)
  • Can be one word or several words.

The sunset is beautiful.

building sentences
BUILDING SENTENCES
  • William sang.
  • My friend William sang.
  • My friend William sang a song.
  • My friend William sang a song at the wedding.
  • My sweet, talented friend William sang a beautiful, inspirational love song at the wedding last Saturday in Little Rock.
building your own sentences
BUILDING YOUR OWN SENTENCES
  • Write a two-word sentence that contains ONLY a simple subject and simple predicate.
  • To that sentence, add one or more words to describe the subject.
  • Keep that sentence and add one or more words to the predicate.
  • Add more words or phrases to that sentence to make it longer and more descriptive.
  • Underline the simple subject and simple predicate in each sentence.
example sentences
EXAMPLE SENTENCES
  • Dogs barked.
  • Those big dogs barked.
  • Those big dogs barked loudly.
  • Those big dogs in the pen next door barked loudly all night.
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EXAMPLE SENTENCES
  • Dogs barked.
  • Those big dogs barked.
  • Those big dogs barked loudly.
  • Those big dogs in the pen next door barked loudly all night.
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WHAT IS A SENTENCE?
  • What must it do?
  • What must it contain?
  • What is a simple subject? A complete subject?
  • What is a simple predicate? A complete predicate?