Flashcards on Sentence Structure

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What is a sentence?

A group of words that expresses a complete thought.

What are the 3 parts of a sentence?

Subject, verb, object.

What is the subject of a sentence?

The subject is the person or thing doing the action.

What is a proper noun?

A proper noun is a specific name of a person, place or thing.

What is a common noun?

A common noun is a general name of a person, place or thing.

What is a predicate in a sentence?

The predicate is the part of a sentence containing the verb and anything that follows it.

What is an object in a sentence?

The object is the person or thing affected by the action of the verb.

What is the difference between a simple and compound sentence?

A simple sentence contains one independent clause, while a compound sentence contains two or more independent clauses.

What is an independent clause?

An independent clause is a group of words that contains a subject and verb and expresses a complete thought; it can stand alone as a sentence.

What is a dependent clause?

A dependent clause is a group of words that contains a subject and verb but does not express a complete thought and cannot stand alone as a sentence.

What are conjunctions?

Conjunctions are words that join together sentences, clauses, phrases or words.

What are prepositions?

Prepositions are words that indicate a relationship between a noun or pronoun and other words.

What are interjections?

Interjections are words that express sudden feeling or emotion and are usually followed by exclamation marks.

What are adverbial phrases?

Adverbial phrases are groups of words that modify a verb and usually tell us when, how, where or why something was done.

What are adjective phrases?

Adjective phrases are groups of words that modify a noun and usually tell us what kind, which one or how many.

What is a sentence?

A group of words that expresses a complete thought.

What are the 3 parts of a sentence?

Subject, verb, object.

What is the subject of a sentence?

The subject is the person or thing doing the action.

What is a proper noun?

A proper noun is a specific name of a person, place or thing.

What is a common noun?

A common noun is a general name of a person, place or thing.

What is a predicate in a sentence?

The predicate is the part of a sentence containing the verb and anything that follows it.

What is an object in a sentence?

The object is the person or thing affected by the action of the verb.

What is the difference between a simple and compound sentence?

A simple sentence contains one independent clause, while a compound sentence contains two or more independent clauses.

What is an independent clause?

An independent clause is a group of words that contains a subject and verb and expresses a complete thought; it can stand alone as a sentence.

What is a dependent clause?

A dependent clause is a group of words that contains a subject and verb but does not express a complete thought and cannot stand alone as a sentence.

What are conjunctions?

Conjunctions are words that join together sentences, clauses, phrases or words.

What are prepositions?

Prepositions are words that indicate a relationship between a noun or pronoun and other words.

What are interjections?

Interjections are words that express sudden feeling or emotion and are usually followed by exclamation marks.

What are adverbial phrases?

Adverbial phrases are groups of words that modify a verb and usually tell us when, how, where or why something was done.

What are adjective phrases?

Adjective phrases are groups of words that modify a noun and usually tell us what kind, which one or how many.

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