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sentence fragment

A group of words that looks like a sentence but does not contain both a subject and a verb or does not express a complete thought.


comparison of two unlike things using like or as

subject/verb agreement

The subject and verb must agree in number. Both must be singular, or both must be plural

time order/transitional words

a word or phrase helping the reader to make the step from one event/sentence to the next. (first, next, then, after that, last)


language that is spoken or written

topic sentence

A sentence that expresses the main idea in a paragraph or passage.

verb tense

verb that tells the time of the action or state of being


offering a reasoned opinion based on observations and experience


a group of letters placed at the end of a word to change its meaning (ful, ment, ly, etc.)


a group of letters placed at the beginning of a word to change its meaning (un, im, re, etc.)

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