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JH English final
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The main noun in the complete subject is often called the simple subject.
example: the cat is starving.
Complete Subject A complete subject contain a subject and a verb and expresses a complete thought.
example: the kittens are in the basket.
The verb phrase is often called the simple predicate.
example: gingers fur flew through the air.
The complete predicate of a sentence consists of the verb and any words related to it.
Example: With the rising temperature, the snow began to rise.
A direct object is a noun or pronoun that recieves the action of the verb.
Example: My older brother found a grass snake
A complement is a word or group of words that completes the meaning of a sentence.
Example: Toni bought cars
An interrogative pronoun is used to begin a question
Example: What did the doctor say?
An intensive pronoun simply adds emphasize to a noun or pronoun in a sentence.
Example: The mayor herself attened the carnival
A reflexive pronoun directs the action of the verb toward its subject.
Example: Joy helped herself to some turkey
An action verb tells what someone or something is doing.
Example: Father carries the ladder
Helping verbs are added before another verb to make a verb phrase.
Example: Might have run
A linking verb that connects a subject with a word that describes and identifies
An adjective is a noun or pronoun
"The" is a definite article. It points to specific person, place, thing, or idea. "A" and "An" are indefinte articles. They point to any people in the group of similiar people, places, things, or ideas.
Example: Mr. Ryan is the man to call.
I want to see a game.
Please take an apple.
If a verb, adjective, or an adverb is modified by a word, that modifying word is an adverb.
Example: Lumberjacks work hard.
A preposition relates a noun or pronoun following it to another word in the sentence.
Example: The duck floated on the surface of the pond
Object of the Preposition
The noun or pronoun following the preposition is the object of the preposition.
Example: in water
A preposition in a sentence always introduces a prepostional phrase.
Example: The broken panel was outside the spacecraft.
A conjunction connects words or group of words.
Example: and, but, for, so, nor, or, yet
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