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Glencoe - Writers Choice - 8th Grade Unit 8 (TERMS)

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sentence
a group of words that expresses a complete thought
declarative sentence
makes a statement and ends with a period
interrogative sentence
asks a question and ends with a question mark
exclamatory sentence
expresses strong feeling and ends with an exclamation point
imperative sentence
gives a command or makes a request and ends with a period
subject part
a part of a sentence that names whom or what the sentence is about
predicate part
the part of a sentence that tells what the subject does or has
sentence fragment
does not express a complete thought and is usually missing a subject, predicate, or both
complete subject
includes all of the words in the subject of a sentence
complete predicate
includes all of the words in the predicate of a sentence
simple subject
the main or most important word or group of words in the complete subject
simple predicate
the main word or group of words in the complete predicate
(you)
understood subject
compound subject
two or more simple subjects that have the same predicate
compound predicate
two or more simple predicates or verbs that have the same subject
simple sentence
has one subject and one predicate
compound sentence
is a sentence that contains two or more simple sentences joined by a comma and a coordinating conjunction or by a semicolon