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MARKing Simple Sentences

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Transcript of MARKing Simple Sentences

Simple Sentences
The subject is the person, place, thing, quality, or idea that the sentence is about.
Subject
The verb shows the subject's state of being or action (mind/body).

It tells what the
subject is,does,thinks.
Verb
-more than one subject in a sentence
Compound Subject
-the one word the sentence is about
(not a describing word/modifier)
Main Subject
The rain is here.
The subject generally comes before the verb.
Will
you
go to a movie tonight?

Should
he
eat another hamburger?
The
subject
can come between the helping verb and the main verb.
Compound Verb
-more than one verb in a sentence
Complete Verb
-includes the main verb and any helping verbs
The subject can come after the verb.
Here is the rain.
Simple Sentence
A sentence that has one independent clause.
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
P
E
N
S
4 Kinds of
Simple Sentences
S V
SS V
S VV
SS VV
Things to know for the Simple Sentence Quiz
M
ark out the
imposters
.

A
sk is there an action or linking verb?

R
oot out the subject.

K
ey in on the beginning, ending, and meaning.
MARK
ing Sentences
ask "Who or what _____?"
(plug in the verb)
The answer to the question will always be the subject.
The
S
earch and Check step from PEN
S

1. prepositional phrases
2. infinitives
not middle!
capitalization?
end punctuation?
makes sense?
PENS- MARK
MARK
ing

Let's review
Prepositional Phrase
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!
Infinitives
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
Examples:
to sing
to win
to eat
to be
to laugh

She likes
to sing
.
The team loves
to win
.
The chickens scramble
to eat
.
He hates
to be
late.
Bubbles the fish wanted
to laugh
.
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.
Imposter #1
Imposter #2
I
We could just mark all 4 types of Simple Sentences with an "I" for Independent clause.
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