Pre-Assessment: Get a out she blank sheet

of paper. Write down the subject and verb for
each sentence.
1) In Caron Avery’s front yard is a statue of a gigantic striped bass.
2) John Avery’s passion, playing the piano, reveals his intense
fascination with music.
3) Around the corner from the Woodlawn Roadside Grille rests Beth
and Michael Vogel’s beautiful home.
4) No one possesses more gadgets than does Jack Sanford Davis.
5) Fred and Susan Parker lived near Lexington Avenue.
6) Bob Schumann’s gardens cause walkers on Middle Beach Road to
stop and stare.
Pre-Assessment Key: Subject is underlined
and verbs are in parenthesis.
1) In Caron Avery’s front yard (is) a statue of a gigantic striped bass.
2) John Avery’s passion, playing the piano, (reveals) his intense
fascination with music.
3) Around the corner from the Woodlawn Roadside Grille (rests)
Beth and Michael Vogel’s beautiful home.
4) No one (possesses) more gadgets than does Jack Sanford Davis.
5) Fred and Susan Parker (lived) near Lexington Avenue.
6) Bob Schumann’s gardens (cause) walkers on Middle Beach Road to
stop and stare.
Identifying Complete
Sentences
MI NI GRAMMAR UNI T 1, PART 1
Short Response
Are the following complete sentences, why
or why not?

1. During the trial.
2. John waited.
3. To buy nice jewelry for his greedy girlfriend Gloria.


Short Response

Are the following complete sentences, why
or why not?
1. During the trial.
2. John waited.  Complete Sentence!
3. To buy nice jewelry for his greedy girlfriend Gloria
1
st
Requirement in a Complete
Sentence
A complete sentence has five requirements:
• 1. Capitalization
John waited for the bus all morning.

2
nd
Requirement in a complete
sentence?
2. Subject: The subject of a complete sentence is who
or what the sentence is about. The subject performs
the action, if there is any, in a sentence.
John waited for the bus all morning.
Examples of sentence fragments
or incomplete sentences
• Went to the store.
• Drove very quickly.
• Fell under the tree.
3
rd
Requirement in a Complete
Sentence
3. Verb: A verb is an action. Every sentence needs
something doing something.


John waited for the bus all morning.
4
th
Requirement in a Complete
4. Punctuation: A complete sentence is not complete
without end of sentence punctuation, which can be
one of the following:
1) Period (.)
2) Question Mark (?)
3) Exclamation Point (!)
5
th
Requirement in a Complete
Sentence
5. Make Sense

The morning waited for the John all bus.

Complete Sentences
Wishing he’d brought his umbrella and
dreaming of his nice warm bed, John waited for
the bus all morning in the rain last Tuesday
because his car was in the shop.