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Complete Subjects & Complete Predicates

SWBAT: 1. identify complete subjects and complete predicates. 2. distinguish between complete sentences and sentence fragments.
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Monica Smith

on 3 March 2014

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Complete Subjects & Complete Predicates
Complete Sentences
Every complete sentence has two parts:

1. a complete subject

2. a complete predicate
Finding the Complete Subject and the Complete Predicate
We can separate every sentence into its two parts. This is how:

Step 1: Find the verb in the sentence.
Let's find the complete subjects and complete predicates!
1. The fluffy squirrel chattered at us.

2. Miss Crom teaches English.

3. Mr. Wockenfuss is the principal of WWPS.

4. The three students spoke.
Did we meet our objectives?
Write the following sentence. Draw a vertical line between the complete subject and the complete predicate.

The amazing English students learned a lot about subjects and predicates.
Objectives
By the end of this lesson, you will be able to....

1. identify complete subjects and complete predicates.

2. distinguish between complete sentences and sentence fragments.
Complete Sentence or Fragment?
1. Carrie ran across the street to her friend's house.

2. The beautiful city of Rome.
Complete Subject
- contains a
noun
or a
pronoun

- can be one word or a group of words

Complete Predicate
- contains a
verb
or
verb phrase

- can be one word or a group of words

The child
jumped
into the puddle.
Verb
Step Two: Draw a vertical line directly before the verb.
The child
jumped
into the puddle.
The child
jumped
into the puddle.
Complete Subject
Complete Predicate
Noun
Verb
The
child

jumped
into the puddle.
Noun
Verb
1. The fluffy squirrel
chattered
at us.
2. Miss Crom
teaches
English.
4. The three students
spoke
.
3. Mr. Wockenfuss
is
the principal of WWPS.
Sentence or Fragment?
Every sentence must have what?
Complete
Subject
& Complete
Predicate
Noun
&
Verb
Sentence or Fragment?
What is a fragment?

A
fragment
is not a complete sentence.
It does not contain both a subject and verb.
Sentence or Fragment?
How can we tell if it is a complete sentence or a fragment?

Step One:
Does it have a
verb
?
Step Two:
Does it have a
subject
?
Step Three:
Does it make sense?
Sentence or Fragment?
Peter Smith, an honest businessman.
Sentence or Fragment?
Peter Smith
, an honest businessman.
Subject
Verb????
Sentence or Fragment?
Went to work every day.
Sentence or Fragment?
Went
to work every day.
Verb
Subject????
Sentence or Fragment?
Peter Smith, an honest businessman, went to work every day.
Sentence or Fragment?
Peter Smith
, an honest businessman,
went
to work every day.
Verb
Subject
Sentence or Fragment?
1. You are a great writer!
2. Geraldine, a talented musician.
3. Ran around the school three times.
4. Some flowers will not bloom in the shade.
1.
You

are
a great writer!
Sentence!

4. Some
flowers

will
not
bloom
in the shade.

3.
Ran
around the school three times.


2.
Geraldine
, a talented musician.

Sentence!
Fragment!
Fragment!
Review
Every complete sentence has a
complete subject
and a
complete predicate
.

Every complete
subject
has a
noun or a pronoun
.

Every complete
predicate
has a
verb or a verb phrase
.

A
fragment
is not a complete sentence.
1. You will be able to identify complete subjects and complete predicates.
2. You will be able to distinguish between complete sentences and sentence fragments.
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