EXE Sentence Parts

EXE Sentence Parts - Exe c utive Eng lis h Pro pe rty o f...

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Executive Englis h Property of Defens e Information School Public Affairs Department Fort George G. Meade, Md. 2003 Send comments and questions to Mrs. Faye B. Jones. [email protected]
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Sentence Parts
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Directions for Exercises Use the SLIDESHOW view. The view buttons are located above the START button. If you are using the worksheet for this lecture, do not correct a sentence until prompted to do so by the slide. Do not work ahead. Use the arrow keys on the keyboard so that the items are revealed properly.
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Directions for Exercises You will be given a rule and some examples. Next you will be given a chance to try the rule and fix a sentence in your head. After the “Try it” slide, you will be instructed to fix a sentence on the computer lecture worksheet.
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Sentence Parts Goals Identify subject characters. Identify predicate verbs. Identify describers. Identify phrases. Identify clauses.
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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 did the hitting upon.
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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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Parts of the Sentence A sentence is made up of subjects, predicate verbs and describers. The Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum is located in downtown Baltimore. S= Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum V= is located D= in downtown Baltimore /downtown
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Subjects
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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 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
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