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  1. The Sentence

  2. Kinds of Sentences: 1.declarative – makes a statement and ends with a period • ex. John and Tom love playing Candy Land. 2. interrogative – asks a question and ends with a question mark • ex. Do sixth grade boys play Candy Land? 3. imperative – makes a command or request and ends with a period • ex. Please, don’t bring Candy Land to school. 4. exclamatory– expresses strong feeling and ends with an exclamation point • ex. We love Candy Land!

  3. Complete Subjects and Predicates: • To be a sentence, a group of words must express a complete thought • ex. Darren’s good looks caused the girls to swoon. • In order to express a complete thought, a sentence must have 2 parts, a subject and a predicate Ex. SubjectPredicate Darren’s good looks caused the girls to swoon

  4. Simple Subjects and Predicates • The simple subject tells whom or what the sentence is about • The simple predicate tells what the subject is, has, does, or feels ex. The girlsbrought their make-up to class. The two of us are going to the store. I don’t like dogs

  5. Fragments • A group of words that does not express a complete thought but is punctuated as a sentence. • EX. In the center ring. The boy by the water fountain. Arriving at noon.

  6. Run-ons • Two or more complete sentences that are not properly joined or separated • Ex. I love playing Candy Land it’s a lot of fun. The boy in the back row is my cousin, his name is Scottie.