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Glossary of Parnell Holt Chapter 1 terms

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What is a sentence?
A word or a word group that contains a subject and a verb and that expresses a complete thought
What is a subject?
Tells whom or what the sentence is about
What is a simple subject?
A main word or word group that tells whom or what the sentence is about
What is a predicate?
A verb and all the words related to it.
What is a verb?
The main word or word group that tells about the subject (tells what the subject does or links it to the predicate)
What is a compound subject?
Consists of two or more subjects that are joined by a conjunction .
What is a compound verb?
Consists of two or more verbs that are joined by a conjunction and have the same subject
What does a declarative sentence do?
Makes a statement and ends with a period
What does an imperative sentence do?
It gives a command or a request.
What does an interrogative sentence do and what does it end with?
Asks a question and ends with a question mark.
What does an exlamatory sentence do and what does it end with?
It shows excitement or expresses strong feelings and ends with an exclamation mark.
What is a sentence fragment?
It is a group of words that looks like a sentence but does not contain both a subject and a verb, and does not express a complete thought.
What is a verb phrase?
A verb that consists of a main verb and at least one helping verb.
What is a complete subject?
It consists of all the words that tell whom or what the sentence is about.

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