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LESSON – 2 


SUBJECTS AND PREDICATES:

Every sentence states a complete thought.  A complete thought has two parts:   the subject and the predicate.   The subject tells whom or what the sentence is all about.  The predicate tells what the subject does or is.

          SUBJECT                                PREDICATE

          The fishing boat                        rocked against the pier.

          All of the planes                        are on time.


IDENTIFY SUBJECTS AND PREDICATES (Underline subjects twice and the predicate once)

1.     Four of my friends wrote a play.
2.     The player pitched a no-hitter.
3.     Cold chicken filled the picnic basket.
4.     The car in the driveway belongs to my aunt.
5.     A colorful kite soared above the trees.


WRITE SUBJECTS AND PREDICATES (write subjects and predicates to the fragments below to make complete sentence).
 
1.     my favorite TV show


2.     moved to Moscow


3.     makes so much noise


LESSON – 3


THE   SIMPLE  PREDICATE, OR VERB



The complete predicate includes all of the words that tell what the subject does or is.  There is one part of every complete predicate that is more important than the rest.  This part is the verb.

Some verbs tell about an action.  They are action verbs.

            The cat jumped from the tree.   (jumped)

            Debra rode her bike to the store.  (rode)


Other verbs state that something is.  They are state-of-being verbs.

            Football is my favorite sport.

            We are last in line.


IDENTY VERBS :
(Draw a line under the verb in each sentences.  Then tell whether the verb is an action verb or a state-of-being verb).



Our mail carrier is on holiday. ______________________
Our company closes at 7:30. __________________________
The small bear slowly drifted out to sea.  _________________
My brother makes his own shoes.  ____________________
Cold coffee is my favorite drink. _____________

WRITING VERBS: 
(Add a verb to each blank to complete the meaning of each sentences):

I ___________________ my books at home.
Last night our family _______________ a movie.
Roger ________________ the paperwork.
The player ________________ the javelin onto the outer ring.
During the game, Crystal __________ her shoulder.


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