Chapter One Terms and Definitions
a group of words that expresses a complete thought
a group of words that does not express a complete thought
results from writing two or more sentences together as one.
tells who or what the sentence is about
the main part of the complete subject
tells what the subject does or is
the main part of the complete predicate
consists of a simple subject and a simple predicate
a description that emphasizes one outstanding characteristic of an individual
a noun or pronoun that completes a sentence skeleton by receiving the action of a verb
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
direct and indirect objects
a noun or pronoun that follows a linking verb and RENAMES the subject
following a linking verb and MODIFIES the subject
predicate nominatives and predicate adjectives
noun of direct address
names the person or thing to whom one is speaking
a noun or pronoun that immediately follows another noun or pronoun to identify or explain it
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.