10 terms

Ch. 1 Lessons 1-4

The Sentence and Its Parts
complete subject
group of words telling who the subject is about
complete predicate
verb plus all the words that tell what the subject is or does
simple subject
main word in the complete subject telling who or what the sentence is about
simple predicate
main word or words in the complete predicate
word used to express action, condition, or state of being
linking verb
word used to connect a word in the predicate to the subject
action verb
tells what the subject does mentally or physically
verb phrase
main verb plus one or more helping verbs
main verb
can stand by itself as a simple predicate
helping verb
helps main verb show action or time