Sentences Lesson

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Types of Clauses - Notes from Brain Pop Video

Adjectives Review PowerPoint

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Identifying Adjectives

Adjectives Review Quiz

Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

Predicate Adjectives

Nouns -A noun is a person, place, thing or idea.

A concrete noun is a noun that you can see, hear, taste, touch, or smell.

An abstract noun is a noun that you can't see, touch, hear, smell, or taste; often an idea. (ex: happiness, liberty, relaxation)

A proper noun names a specific person, place, thing, or idea. (The Magellan Charter School)

A common noun names any person, place, thing, or idea.

Compound nouns are nouns that are made up of two or more words. (ex: bus stop, swimming pool)

A singular noun names one person, place, thing, or idea. (book, shirt)

A plural noun names more than one. (ex: monkeys, books)

A collective noun is the word used to represent a group of people, animals, or things. (ex: flock, crowd, committee, team)

A possessive noun shows ownership. For most nouns, you show possession by adding an 's. (the car's front seat, Susan's hat)



An Action verb is a word that names an action. (jump, write, sing)

Linking verbs do not express action. Instead, they connect the subject of the verb to additional information about the subject. There are two types of liking verbs.

- Forms of be: am, is, was, were, been, being (ex: KIng Kong is a gorilla)

- Verbs that express a condition: appears, become, feel, grow, look, seem, feels (ex: He seems angry, It looks cloudy. She feels angry).

Helping verbs help main verbs express shades of meaning. (has, was - We have watched the movie King Kong four times. King Kong has no change of survival)

Verb Phrase - helping verb + main verb (example: has helped, have watched, have studied)

Sentence Parts - Subjects and Predicates

A sentence is made up of a subject and a predicate.

The subject is the part of a sentence that names who or what the sentence is about.

The predicate tells what the subject does, has, is, or is like

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A SENTENCE FRAGMENT is a sentence that is missing a subject, predicate, or both.

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Direct and Indirect Objects

A direct object receives the action of a verb. It answers the question "whom?" or "what?"

An indirect object answers the question "to whom?" or "for whom?" an action is done.

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Other Grammar Terms to Know


A pronoun is a word that takes the place of one or more nouns.


An adjective is a word that modifies, or describes, a noun or pronoun.

Adjective Review

Adjective/Adverb Rules:

Rules for Usage - Adj./Adv.


An adverb is a word that modifies, or describes, a verb, an adjective, or another adverb.

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A preposition is a word that relates a noun or a pronoun to some other word in a sentence.


A conjunction is a single word that connects parts of a sentence.

An interjection is a word or group of words that expresses strong feelings

Prefixes and Suffixes

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A prefix is a group of letters added before a word or base to alter its meaning and form a new word.

In contrast, a suffix is a group of letters added after a word or base.

In this website, you will see a chart of English language word roots that are common prefixes and suffixes to base words. It has explanations of each prefix and suffix with examples.

Usage and Punctuation

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