What is a sentence - subject and verb by asafwewe

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									                                                 August 2007. To print your own copies of this document visit: http://www.skillsworkshop.org




     
             

        A sentence must have a verb.
            

             
        A verb is a doing or being word.
             

             
                       She is very happy.

                       Mark walked to the shop.
             
                       I am tired.                   Examples of ‘doing’ verbs
             

                                                     ride, swim, talk, fly, smile, laugh, sleep,

             
                                                     cook, eat, write, study, speak, go, think.

                                                     but remember
             
                                                     Some verbs are ‘being’ words.
             

             
                                                     am, is, are, was, were.

                 
             
                    A sentence must also have a subject.
             

                    The subject is who or what the sentence is about.
             
                                    John loves to play football.
             
                                    John is the subject of the sentence.
             

             
                                    The bus was late again.
                                    The bus is the subject of the sentence.
                                                                                                                                

             

                                                       This resource kindly contributed by Gill Gallagher, Barnsley College. g.gallagher@barnsley.ac.uk
Ws/E3.2 use correct basic grammar (e.g. appropriate verb tense, subject-verb agreement) understand that a verb and its subject or 'doer' must
'agree'; both must be either singular or plural. Ws/L1.2 Use correct grammar (e.g. subject-verb agreement, correct use of tense).
                                                 August 2007. To print your own copies of this document visit: http://www.skillsworkshop.org




            Underline the subject and verb in each
            sentence using different colours.



                 1. Jamie went to the football match.

                 2. Wendy said that she was tired.

                 3. The dog barked at the postman.

                 4. Joe was late for work.

                 5. College is fun.

                 6. ‘Smile’, said the photographer.

                 7. Exercise is good for you.

                 8. ‘Don’t be late’, said mum.

                 9. Charlotte hates spiders.




                                                     




                                                       This resource kindly contributed by Gill Gallagher, Barnsley College. g.gallagher@barnsley.ac.uk
Ws/E3.2 use correct basic grammar (e.g. appropriate verb tense, subject-verb agreement) understand that a verb and its subject or 'doer' must
'agree'; both must be either singular or plural. Ws/L1.2 Use correct grammar (e.g. subject-verb agreement, correct use of tense).

								
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