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Sentence Comprehension.pdf

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UNDERSTANDING SENTENCES
ParlindunganPardedeUniversitasKristen Indonesia
 
DEFINITIONDEFINITION
A sentence is a group of words that express acomplete thought or idea.
A sentence must be about one thing—the
subject 
—and some action that happens inrelation to the subject—the
verb
.S + V (+ O/C)
In some situations, the verb, instead of expressing action, links or connects two partsof the sentence by using
to be
.S + TO BE (+ C)
 
MAIN FEATURES OF SENTENCE
Expresses a complete thought, or supplies enoughinformation to give the reader the full meaning beingexpressed by the writer so that the reader is sureabout: (1) what happened? and (2) who did it or towhat something happened?
ruined many houses and farms.
(What ruined them?)
The storm ruined many houses and farms.
A good teacher
(should what?, will what?)
A good teacher should keep on learning.
Has a SUBJECT and a VERB (with its OBJECT or COMPLEMENT).

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