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Grammar (Sent. Str.)

Subjects, Verbs, Sub-Verb Agreement (RL)

The subject of a sentence is always what part of speech? noun
What is the subject of the sentence? The person, place, thing, or idea that completes the action of the sentence or that is linked to a description.
What is an action verb? It tells what was done in the sentence
What is a linking verb? A verb that connects the subject to a description or phrase that renames.
Can a sentence have more than one subject? Yes. (Compound subject)
Can a sentence have more than one verb? Yes. (Helping verbs and compound verbs)
What is an infinitive? A verb form that includes "to + present tense verb".
If a verb ends in –ing it cannot act as the verb of the sentence except in what circumstance? If preceded by a helping verb, an –ing verb can be the main verb of the sentence.
What is a preposition? A word that explains the relationship of one noun to another noun.
Why is it helpful to eliminate prepositional phrases when trying to determine the subject of the sentence? The subject is never found in a prepositional phrase.
Identify the correct verb: The members of the volleyball team (practices, practice) every morning at 7. practice
Identify the correct verb: Neither of the candidates (was, were) prepared for the question posed by the angry farmer. was
Identify the correct verb: Here (is, are) the books you lent me last weekend. are
Identify the correct verb: (Is, Are) Sandy and Lou going to the dance together? Are
Identify the correct verb: When no one (come, comes) to the movies, the employees enjoy a movie all to themselves. comes
Identify the correct verb: Something I stepped in (make, makes) my shoes squeak when I walk down the hall. makes
Identify the correct verb: In the Sixth Avenue Soup Kitchen, volunteers make sure that biscuits or cornbread (is, are) available at all times. is
Identify the correct verb: Deep in an underground cavern there (was, were) three scientists recording the paintings of an ancient civilization. were
Identify the correct verb: How (do, does) Marcia and Tom always get away with being tardy? do
Created by: HGTC Eng 032