Glossary of Project Read Framing your thoughts
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- a sentence starts with a capital letter and ends with a stop sign.
- . ? !
- dogs bark
- horses gallop
- the garbage stinks
- birds chirp
- barebone sentence
- person, place, thing
- common names / proper names
- compound subject
- Dad and Mom jog.
- John, Mary and Jim cheer.
- The ball bounces.
- Fido sleeps
- Charlie, Jack, and Jim skate.
- Angie and Beth jump.
- The doll cries and laughs
- Jim, Jack and Jason study.
- The lightning flashes and strikes
- A frog hops and leaps.
- The kites glide, dip and drift.
- The boys and girls skate, slide and ski.
- three articles = a, an, the
- singular and plural subject words
- The cow grazes
- Cows graze.
- subject/verb agreement
- The horse jumps.
- Because the predicate of a sentence shows the action of the subject, the predicate word must reflect the number of subject.
- The "s" on the end of the action word means one (singular) subject is doing the action.
- The subject word is plural, the predicate word must reflect the number of subject. The subject is plural, that is why there is not an (s) on the end of predicate word.
- The horse jumps. Horses jump.
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