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Title: Sentences, Sentences, Sentences


1
Sentences, Sentences, Sentences
  • What makes them complete?

2
All complete sentences MUST have
  • Subject- Who or what is the sentence about?
    Sometimes a subject can be understood.
  • Predicate- What is the subject doing?
  • Example Surprisingly, the children entered the
    house without causing a commotion.

3
Can you identify the subject and predicate in
each sentence?
  • Miss Helton made certain that all of her students
    had their assignment book signed.
  • 2) During the nighttime storm, the swing had
    wrapped itself around the limb of a tree.
  • 3) It is rude to chew with your mouth open.
  • 4) The championship game was the hardest we had
    ever played.

4
All sentences MUST end with a punctuation mark!
  • Declarative Sentences- Make a statement, and end
    with a period (.)
  • Interrogative Sentences- Ask a question, and end
    with a question mark (?)
  • Exclamatory Sentences- Shows strong emotion, and
    end with an exclamation mark (!)
  • Imperative Sentences- Give a command, and can end
    with a period (.) or an exclamation mark (!)

5
Hold up your index card to identify what type of
sentence I am.
  • Stop tapping your pencil against your desk.
  • When will you leave for vacation?
  • The football game starts at 600pm on Friday
    night.
  • I cant believe I made an A on my first math
    test!
  • Get out a clean sheet of paper, and write your
    name at the top.

6
Check yourself
  • Stop tapping your pencil against your desk.
    Imperative
  • When will you leave for vacation? Interrogative
  • The football game starts at 600pm on Friday
    night. Declarative
  • I cant believe I made an A on my first math
    test! Exclamatory
  • Get out a clean sheet of paper, and write your
    name at the top. Imperative

7
Run-ons
  • Run-ons sentences have at least two parts, (in
    other words, two independent clauses), but the
    two parts have been smooshed together instead of
    being properly connected.
  • It is important to realize that the length of a
    sentence really has nothing to do with whether a
    sentence is a run-on or not being a run-on is a
    flaw that can occur in very short sentences.
  • Example I went swimming, I got burned.

8
How can you correct a run-on?
  • By using a semi-colon
  • I went swimming I got burned.
  • By adding an ending punctuation mark
  • I went swimming. I got burned.
  • By adding a conjunction (and, but, or)
  • I went swimming and I got burned.

9
How can I build stronger sentences?
  • Vary the way your sentences begin.
  • Try starting your sentences with a verb, adverb,
    phrase or clause instead of always starting with
    the subject.
  • Weak I ran to catch the school bus.
  • Better Quickly, I ran to catch the school bus.
  • Best Shoving my books in my backpack, I quickly
    ran to catch the school bus.

10
Make me better!
  • On your own paper, start this sentence four
    different ways using an adverb, verb, phrase and
    clause.
  • The dog chased the little boy.

11
How can I build stronger sentences?
  • Use rich language that paints a vivid picture for
    your audience.
  • Weak The red car went fast.
  • Better The crimson car zoomed by.
  • Best With lighting speed, the crimson Mustang
    zoomed past the school building.

12
Make me better!
  • One your notebook paper, try to start this
    sentence without using the subject, and include
    at least three vivid descriptions.
  • The girl tripped over her chair.

13
How can I build stronger sentences?
  • Dont be redundant! (Dont repeat yourself)
  • Weak Eric ate a peanut butter sandwich, and Eric
    drank Root Beer.
  • Better Eric ate a peanut butter sandwich and
    drank Root Beer.
  • Best Rapidly, Eric ate a peanut butter sandwich
    and guzzled down a glass of Root Beer.

14
How can I build stronger sentences?
  • Add more detail!
  • Tell who, what, when, where, how, and/or why
  • Weak Emily scored the winning goal.
  • Better Emily scored the winning goal in
    yesterdays championship game.
  • Best In yesterdays championship game, Emily
    bolted to the net scoring the winning goal for
    her soccer team.

15
Make me better!
  • On a piece of notebook paper, use your new
    knowledge to make these sentences more
    descriptive. Try to tell who, what, when where,
    how, and why.
  • Alex was tired.
  • The food burned my mouth.
  • The dog ran fast.
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