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Simple Sentences

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Monique Bird

on 12 February 2014

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Simple Sentences
Arrival Activity
What do you know about simple sentences?

On a piece of paper, please write down as many facts about simple sentences as you can. Use complete, simple sentences to describe those facts.
What is a Simple Sentence?
Expresses a complete thought using a
subject
and a
verb
.

A.K.A = Independent Clause
Types of Subjects
Simple Subject
1. A single person, place or topic
2. A group of words

3. A suggested or implied subject

Action or Being Subject
1. An action word ending with -ing
2. A state of being word ending with -ing

Compound Subject
1. Two or more people, place, objects or topics
What is a Simple Sentence?
Expresses a complete thought using a subject and a verb.

A.K.A = Independent Clause
What is a Verb?
Helping Verbs
Used with a main verb to create a verb phrase
(is relaxing)
Used to form questions.
Does not have to be exactly next to the main verb.
Review
A sentence expresses a complete thought using a subject and a verb.

The subject comes before the verb.
Person
Place
Home
Object
Hard Hat
Topic
Ask Yourself ...
Who or what did this?

Who or what is this?
You
Cory
They
We
He
Teacher
Friend
Doctors
Subject
Who or what did this?
Who to what is this?

Often first in the list.
Person
Place
Object
Topic
+
Homework
Essay 1 Final - due Monday

Read Mango pp. 21 – 52: “Meme Ortiz” to “Hips.”

Mango Street Discussion Board 3

Continue My Writing Lab "Path Builder" - Finish by Next Week

Reader Chapter 12 (WFL) "The Persuasive Paragraph" (no reading check)

Verb
A verb describes an action, state or occurrence.
Verbs show the action of the sentence.
Verbs show what is being done.
(Dr. Nice; Cats)

(You)
(Speaking; Standing)
(Living)
(Artists, Actors, and Singers)
(The team of players)
Linking Verbs
Describe the state of being
(is, appear, smell)
Action Verbs
Shows the behavior of the subject -- what is being done
(walked; played)
A word used to describe an action, state, or occurrence
Office
Brookhaven College
My room
The Ballpark at Arlington
The Dallas Museum of Art
Ruler
Paint Brush
Mount Rushmore
The White House
Oak Tree
Cat
The Civil War
JFK's Assassination
Building the Great Wall of China
The feeding habits of bats
The cycle of poverty
Love
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