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English sentence test
Terms in this set (23)
A word naming a specific person, place, idea, or thing about which something is being said.
Just the verb! The main word or group of words within the complete predicate.
The part of the sentence that says something about the subject or shows the subject's action. Contains the verb.
The part of the sentence about which something is said.
A group of words that has both a subject and a predicate.
A group of words that does not have both a subject and a predicate (but it may have one or the other)
A group of words that contains a predicate (verb) and its subject and expresses a completed thought.
Has a subject, predicate, and expresses a complete thought. It can stand on its own.
Has a subject and predicate but does not express a complete thought. Words like after, although, as, when, while, until, because, before, if, and since (AAAWWUBBIS)
Contains a dependent clause and an independent clause. Dependent clause + comma + independent clause
Independent clause + dependent clause
Two independent clauses
Independent clause + comma + FANBOYS + independent clause
Independent clause + ; + independent clause
FANBOYS: For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So
One independent clause.
Subject + verb = independent clause
A group of words that was written like a sentence, but is missing either a subject or a verb.
A question sentence. A ? at the end of the sentence.
It is a command. Usually, you is the subject, but it is not included in the sentence its self, it has to be inferred.
An exciting sentence, one that ends in an ! to show emotion and awe.
A run-on sentence is a sentence that contains two improperly joined independent clauses.
A comma splice occurs when two sentences are joined only with a comma.
FANBOYS, A conjunction (such as and) that joins two similarly constructed and/or syntactically equal words or phrases or clauses within a sentence.
A conjunction that introduces a dependent clause, joining it to a main clause. Also called a subordinator. Compare with coordinating conjunction. AAWWUBBIS
Four strategies for correction of wrong sentences
Make it two sentences with a period
Add a subordinating conjunction
A fused sentence occurs when two sentences are placed together without any punctuation.
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