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Sentence Construction

Language Arts Encoding & Decoding
by

Mark Anderson

on 6 September 2014

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Transcript of Sentence Construction

Building Stronger Sentences
A Sentence has Several Parts






But Which Part Goes Where?
Building
a
Sentence
What is a SENTENCE?
Putting words together into an organized statement that creates meaning and makes sense.
Article
Noun
Verb
Subject
Predicate
Noun
Article
Verb
Tells us something about the noun.
The person, place, or thing that the sentence is about.
Tells us what the noun is doing.
Verb

Action ... What is happening?
What is the noun doing?
Noun

Person ... Place ... Thing:
The SUBJECT of the sentence.
Article


The ... A ... An ... Some ...
Now We Build Our Sentence
Article
Noun
Verb
SUBJECT
PREDICATE
The teacher
sang.
Person
Thing
Place
WHO or WHAT
the sentence is about
WHAT
the subject did
(The teacher)
(sang)
(The SUBJECT)
Mr. Morton ...
(The PREDICATE)
walked down the street.
talked to his cat.
was lonely.
grew flowers for Pearl.
blushes.
wrote Pearl a poem.
was very nervous.
Each sentence is completed when ...
faints.
knocked on her door.
sat on her porch and rocked.
climbed up his stairs.
rhymed pretty words.
... you know WHAT the subject DID
Single Verb
Verb Phrase
(is singing)
Predicate can be
either a
or a
Subject
(noun)
Article
Predicate
(Single Verb)
Now We Build
Article
Noun
Verb Phrase
Subject
Predicate
(will sing later)
(sang)
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