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Rod & Staff 7 Chapter One

Chapter One Terms and Definitions
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sentence
a group of words that expresses a complete thought
fragment
a group of words that does not express a complete thought
run-on error
results from writing two or more sentences together as one.
subject
tells who or what the sentence is about
simple subject
the main part of the complete subject
predicate
tells what the subject does or is
simple predicate
the main part of the complete predicate
sentence skeleton
consists of a simple subject and a simple predicate
character sketch
a description that emphasizes one outstanding characteristic of an individual
direct object
a noun or pronoun that completes a sentence skeleton by receiving the action of a verb
indirect object
a noun or pronoun that helps to complete a sentence skeleton by telling TO WHOM OR WHAT, OR FOR WHOM OR WHAT an action is performed
object complements
direct and indirect objects
predicate nominative
a noun or pronoun that follows a linking verb and RENAMES the subject
predicate adjective
following a linking verb and MODIFIES the subject
subjective complements
predicate nominatives and predicate adjectives
noun of direct address
names the person or thing to whom one is speaking
appositive
a noun or pronoun that immediately follows another noun or pronoun to identify or explain it
proofreading
1. Check for mistakes in spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and grammar
2. Delete any unnecessary material.
3. Check for missing words.
4. Correct any transpositions.
5. Divide the composition properly into paragraphs.