Noun Phrases

A word or group of words that functions in a sentence as subject, object, or prepositional object.

EX.that dog, Aunt Audrey's dog, the dog on the sofa, the neighbor's dog that chases our cat, the dog digging in the new flower bed.

Verb Phrase

The part of a sentence containing the verb and any direct or indirect object, but not the subject.

EX. The cat was chasing the mouse!


Saying something like a thing, or a, or the, etc..

EX. a dog, the cat

Why is "I" a pronoun

Because "I" (me) is a person too!

Action Verbs and Linking Verbs

An action verb animates a sentence, either physically ( swim, jump, drop, whistle) or mentally ( think, dream, believe, suppose, love). Verbs make sentences move; sometimes dramatically, sometimes quietly.

Some verbs don't express action but help complete statements about the subject by describing or identifying it. These verbs are called linking verbs.