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SIMPLE SENTENCES – HECK YEAH!. Sponsored by Elmer's Glue – Elmer’s…We’re Stuck on You. What in the heck is a Sentence?. It may express emotions, give orders, make statements, or ask questions. A sentence brings words together into a unified stream of thought.
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SIMPLE SENTENCES – HECK YEAH! Sponsored by Elmer's Glue – Elmer’s…We’re Stuck on You
What in the heck is a Sentence? • It may express emotions, give orders, make statements, or ask questions. • A sentence brings words together into a unified stream of thought. • In every case, sentences are meant to communicate.
How about a Simple Sentence? • A short simple sentence, strictly defined, has a subject and a verb; it consists of one independent clause. • EXAMPLE: • Fishswim. • Koalaseat. • A simple sentence may add some descriptive words (modifiers) to the subject, the verb, or both for expression. • EXAMPLE: • The bright yellow fishswims swiftly and beautifully. • The little koalas in the trees eat big eucalyptus leaves.
SENTENCE PATTERN 1 – Simple Sentence • SUBJECT + ACTION VERB + (OBJECT) • OR • SUBJECT +LINKING VERB + (COMPLEMENT) SIMPLE SENTENCES WILL ALWAYS BE AN INDEPENDENT CLAUSE (EXPRESS A COMPLETE THOUGHT) • Fishswimin the river. • Koalas eateucalyptus. • Iamawesome. • Fuzzy Wuzzywasa bear. • The giant, deadly shark angrily and savagely devoured the helpless swimmer. SS S V O + + =
Is this a Simple Sentence? • Jason lost his skateboard • YES • The giant panda bear in the zoo. • NO • Any type of sentence can communicate effectively the most difficult ideas in the world. • YES • Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away; now it looks as though they’re here to stay. • NO – this is a complex sentence – we’ll learn about these later.
FRAGMENT • One of the elements of a simple sentence is missing. • Runningthrough the park at dawn. • NO SUBJECT • The big happy sailor on the dock. • NO VERB • When Michael Jordan wonthe slam dunk championship. • NO COMPLETE THOUGHT
QUIZ TIME – ARE YOU READY??? • I am a trained killer. • YES • Steven Tyler of Aerosmith fame. • NO – There is no verb. • Running along the bike trail. • NO – There is no subject. • A large, hairy man punched a small, helpless koala in the face. • YES • A large, hairy man with a small, helpless koala along the River. • NO – There is no verb.