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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