Is the Noun of the sentence, The sentence is also based upon the Noun
In, “The beautiful ballerina leaped into the air like a deer.” Ballerina is the subject
In, “The Seminole Indians traveled over the water in the dugout canals.”
The quickest way to find the subject is to read the sentence carefully
The subject can be singular or plural and 1 or 2 words
The predicate names the verb in the sentence that tells what is happening
In, “The beautiful ballerina leaped into the air like a deer.” leaped is the predicate
In, “ The Seminole Indians traveled over water in the dugout canals.” the predicate is traveled.”
The easiest way to find the predicate is to find what the subject is doing.
The Helping Verb shows us weather the verb is past, present, or future. These are all considered “tenses”
The “tense” table
Singular and Plurals
Getting Words to Agree
All plural subjects end with the letter “s”
Verbs in sentences with he and they do not always indicate a plural.
When you have a plural subject such as, “five boys” you must give them a plural verb such as, “run”
Must agree in “Tense”
If the 1st part is talking about the past the 2nd part must do the same
If this rule is not followed, it will create a time warp in the middle.
The 3 Main Types Of Sentences
Almost everything we say is said in sentences.
There are interrogative, declarative, and imperative sentences
Are the most common type of sentence.
Are punctuated with a period.
Are used to tell our thoughts, and what we see.