Chapter 1:The Sentence;Subject, Predicate;Kinds of Sentances
My best friend sits next to me in science class.
The tooth with a point is called a canine.
Compound Subject and Compound Verb Compound Subject
Minneapolis and St. Paul are the twin cities.
Kinds of Sentances
An imperative sentence gives a command or makes a request. Most imperative sentances end with a period.
An interrogative sentence asks a question and ends with a question mark.
An exclamatory sentence shows excitement or expresses strong feeling and ends with an exclamatory point.
What a difficult assignment that was!
Chapter 2: Parts of Speech; Noun, Pronoun, Adjective
My aunt sold her car.
The dog is gentle.
Chapter 3:Parts of Speech Overview; Verb, Adverb, Preposition, Conjunction, Interjection
Reporters quickly gather the news.
Your math book is underneath your coat, Allen.
The zebra turned to the watering hole, for it was getting thirsty.
Aha! I knew you were hiding there.
Chapter 4 :The Phrase and the Clause;Prepositional Phrases, Independent Clause, Sentence Structure
Chunks of ice fell from the skyscraper.
The statue stands right next to a big oak tree.
She has improved a great deal.
Her team won yesterday's game.
We all enjoyed the dinner that dad cooked for us.
A cat that has white fur.
Since the toddler was shy, she hid behind her mother.
Sentence Structure Simple Sentences
My mother belongs to the Friends of the Library.
I forgot my lunch, but Dad ran to the bus with it.
before Chen planted his garden, he made a sketch of the layout.
I picked up the branches that had fallen during the storm, and Rosa mowed the grass.
Chapter 5:Complements;Direct and Indirect Objects, Subject Complements
Objects of Verbs
My brother bought a model.
Jan called somebody for an assignment
I gave that problem some thought.
The airport appears very busy.
Seaweed is algae, as I remember.
I believe that Jacob is a Nigerian.
Chapter 6: Agreement;Subject and Verb, Pronoun and Antecedent
Problems in Agreement Phrases Between Subject and Verb
Some of the oranges are gone.
One of the stars is from my home town.
Red and blue are the school's colors.
Subject After the Verb
Are the birds in the nest?
The Contractions Don't and Doesn't
I don't have my keys.
Agreement of Pronoun and Antecedent
Rosa said she lost her glasses.
Chapter 7:Using Verbs Correctly;Principal Parts, Regular and Irregular Verbs, Tense
cause causing caused
become becoming became have become
Consistency of Tense
The cat jumped onto the counter and stole the sandwich.
Chapter 8: Using Pronouns Correctly; Subject and Object Forms
Pronoun as Predicate Nominatives
The next singer is she.
The Object Form
The teacher thanked me for cleaning the chalk board.
Pronoun as Indirect Object
Scott handed me a note.
Pronoun as Object of a Preposition
Chapter 9: Using Modifiers Correctly; Comparison and Placement
The car backfired loudly.
Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs
Shawn runs quickly.
Special Problems in Using Modifiers
the farmers had a good crop this year.
Placement of Modifiers
the singer from Brazil gave a radio interview for her fans.