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  1. Sentence or Not a sentence subject • The huge herd of moose Not a sentence Simple sentence • The huge herd of moose live near the lake. predicate • live near the lake. Not a sentence

  2. Thidwick • Thidwick saw a bingle bug sitting. • saw a bingle bug sitting.

  3. The Bingle bug • picked out a nice easy seat. • The Bingle bug picked out a nice easy seat.

  4. subject • The moose predicate • went on looking for moose moss to munch. • The moose went on looking for moose moss to munch.

  5. subject • The moose and the bug predicate • trudged quickly through the woods. compound subject • The moose and the bug trudged quickly through the woods. simple sentence

  6. subject • An hour or so later the bug • He predicate • heard a squeak. • heard the small voice of a tree spider speak. • An hour or so later the bug heard a squeak. • He heard the small voice of a tree spider speak.

  7. Remember that a sentence is a group of words that makes a complete thought. It must contain both a subject and a predicate! • A sentence with one subject/predicate pattern is called a simple sentence. • A sentence with two subject/predicate patterns is called a compound sentence.

  8. Simple sentences • The moose, the bug and the spider talked and ate as they traveled through the woods. • This sentence has one subject predicate pattern and is a simple sentence. • Take another look:

  9. subject • The moose, the bug and the spider predicate • talked and ate as they traveled through the woods • One complete, compound subject and one complete compound predicate. • It still has the subject / predicate pattern. • Still a SIMPLE SENTENCE

  10. Compound sentence • Let’s look at a different pattern: • The bug slept, and the spider talked. • This is called a compound sentence because it has two subject / predicate patterns connected with a conjunction. • Look again:

  11. Compound sentence • The bug slept. and • The spider talked. • The bug slept, and the spider talked. • Notice that a comma must be used in front of the conjunction to connect the two sentences.