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Basic Parts of a Sentence

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on 10 September 2013

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Transcript of Basic Parts of a Sentence

Basic Parts of a Sentence
Subject: Usually a noun, which is a person, place, or thing.
Verb (or predicate): Usually follows the subject and identifies an action or state of being
Object: Receives the action and usually follows the verb.

Ex. Tom threw the ball
Subject: Tom
Verb: threw
Object: ball
Three types:
1. Action verbs: Show an action, either physical or mental

2. Verbs of being: (forms of be) Show a state of existence

3. Linking verbs: Link a subject with its complement
Things to look for...
Gender: Masculine vs. femenine

Quantity: The amount/number (*measurable?)

Point of view: 1st, 2nd, or 3rd person

Tense: When is this taking place?
Step 4
Subject/Verb Agreement
Singular subjects need singular verbs,
and plural subjects need plural verbs
Plural vs. Singular
Verbs of being
Things to look for
in a sentence
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