REV Grammar

REV Grammar - Grammar Review Sentence Parts Subject Subject...

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Grammar Review
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Sentence Parts
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Subject Subject
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Directions There is no worksheet for this exercise. Do the exercises mentally.
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Sentence Parts Subjects Predicate Verbs Prepositional Phrases
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Parts of the Sentence A sentence contains a subject character, a predicate verb and meaning. The subject character can do something. Babe Ruth played for the Boston Red Sox baseball team. “Babe Ruth” is the subject.
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Parts of the Sentence The subject character can do something to another character. Babe Ruth hit 714 home runs . “Babe Ruth” is still the subject. “Runs” is what the subject hit.
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Parts of the Sentence The subject character can be something. Babe Ruth was a great batter . “Babe Ruth” is still the subject. The verb of being “was” ties the attribute of being a “great batter” to the subject.
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Subjects The subject character tells the reader what or whom the writer is talking about. With Ruth’s tremendous speed and sharp breaking ball, he impressed Red Sox manager Bill Carrigan. He ” is the subject. It is the pronoun replacement word for Ruth. It is the subject because it comes before the verb “impressed.”
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Subjects Subjects can be words (nouns or pronouns). Ruth discovered that he did not have to become a tailor. He could make a living doing what he loved most: playing baseball.
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Subjects Subjects can be phrases. Hitting homers was Ruth’s claim to fame. Reacting to striking out with magnificent theatrical gestures endeared Ruth to the fans.
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Subjects Subjects can be noun clauses. That Ruth’s superlative batting skills revived fans’ interest in baseball is a fact. The fact that Babe Ruth struck out 1,330 times is a little-known fact.
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Subjects Subjects are located before the predicate verb in basic sentence structure. S – V In 1922, the Ruths (S) adopted (V) a baby girl named Dorothy.
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Try it. Identify the subjects in the sentences. Journalists during the Civil War used telegraph lines to file their reports on battles more quickly than ever before. Journalists during the Civil War used telegraph lines to file their reports on battles more quickly than ever before.
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Try it.
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