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Language Arts terms

Study guide for language arts terms

chronological order, true facts, part or all of life, written by another person biography criteria
has two sentences combined with and, or, but with a comma compound sentence
has two or more subjects compound subject sentence
the subject is doing two or more actions compound predicate
someone telling the story narrator
opposites antonym
similar synonym
reference book that gives synonyms and antonyms thesaurus
ending conclusion
main thought topic
shows movement action verb
links the subject to the predicate and stands ALONE -- is, are, was, were, am linking verb
helps ANOTHER verb-- is, are, was, were, am, have, has, had, could, should, would, might, may, can, will helping verb
helping verb and main verb together verb phrase
one subject and one predicate sentence, no compounds simple sentence
sounds the same, spelled differently, means differently-- sea/see homophone
sounds the same, spelled the same, means differently-- bark/ b homography
question interrogative
command imperative
excitement exclamatory
statement declarative
first person pronouns that appear in first writing; narrator is in the story talking I, me, we, us, our, my, mine
third person writing pronouns; narrator is outside of the story they, her, she, him, them, his, it, he, you
comma use-- letter salutation Dear Fred,
comma use-- letter closing Yours truly,
comma use-- dates Friday, September 30, 2000
comma use-- appositive George, my dad, likes to fish
comma use-- talking directly Helen, sit down. or Sit down, Helen.
comman use-- series She likes legends, myths, and fantasies
comma use-- interjections yes, no, hello, hi, hey, well, at the beginning of the sentence
Created by: TR fourth grade