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MARKing Simple Sentences
Transcript of MARKing Simple Sentences
The subject is the person, place, thing, quality, or idea that the sentence is about.
The verb shows the subject's state of being or action (mind/body).
It tells what the
-more than one subject in a sentence
-the one word the sentence is about
(not a describing word/modifier)
The rain is here.
The subject generally comes before the verb.
go to a movie tonight?
eat another hamburger?
can come between the helping verb and the main verb.
-more than one verb in a sentence
-includes the main verb and any helping verbs
The subject can come after the verb.
Here is the rain.
A sentence that has one independent clause.
A group of words that
1. makes a complete statement
2. has a subject and a verb
Pick a formula
Explore words to fit the formula
Note the words
Search & Check:MARK
4 Kinds of
Things to know for the Simple Sentence Quiz
ark out the
sk is there an action or linking verb?
oot out the subject.
ey in on the beginning, ending, and meaning.
ask "Who or what _____?"
(plug in the verb)
The answer to the question will always be the subject.
earch and Check step from PEN
1. prepositional phrases
Imposter #1 will trick you into thinking it's the subject of the sentence.
a group of words that starts with a preposition and ends with a noun
Find your list of prepositions in your folder or on Blackboard!
Imposter #2 will trick you into thinking it's the verb of the sentence.
a short phrase consisting of 2 words:"to"and a verb-type word
The team loves
The chickens scramble
Bubbles the fish wanted
The brown Dodge truck
should outperform all its competitors.
Maple trees in Massachusetts
will make money for landowners.
Blue-green algae has been absorbing
sun rays for eons.
We could just mark all 4 types of Simple Sentences with an "I" for Independent clause.