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LESSON OBJECTIVES
By the end of the lesson you should be able to:
1. Identify and define

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Subject

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 Predicate
INTRODUCTION TO SENTENCE STRUCTURE  Noun
 Verb
Subject and Predicate
2. List out the components that forms a complete
sentence.

3. Form 3 sentences to show proper usage of ‘Subject’


and ‘Predicate’.

BEFORE WE START… TELL ME WHAT IS HAPPENING?


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Questions to ponder…
 Who is this?

 What is the person Doing?

TELL ME WHAT IS HAPPENING? PARTS OF A COMPLETE SENTENCE


1. Subject  The boy
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2. Predicate  Is doing his math homework

 Who is this?  The boy


- All sentences have a Subject and Predicate.
 What is the person Doing?  Is doing his math homework/ doing - The sentence MUST make sense! ☺
some math questions

The boy is doing his math homework.


(this is a complete sentence)

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A SUBJECT… A SUBJECT…
 tells you Who or What is doing the action. 1. Tells you Who or What is doing the action.
2. Usually comes at the beginning of the sentence.

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 usually comes at the beginning of the sentence. _______________________________________________

 normally comes before the verb in the clause E.g. The boy is doing his math homework.

 must agree with the verb in number and person Who?

- Who is doing the homework?  The Boy


- Therefore, the subject in this sentence is ‘The Boy’.

A SUBJECT… A SUBJECT…
3. Normally comes before the verb in the clause 3. Normally comes before the verb in the clause
4. Must agree with the verb in number and person 4. Must agree with the verb in number and person
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E.g. The boy is doing his math homework. E.g. The boys are doing their math homework.

subject subject
(singular) (plural)

verb verb
(singular) (plural)

A PREDICATE… A PREDICATE…
 the part of the sentence that explains, supports, or e.g. The boy
describes the Subject  is Mr Woo’s son ------------ (is)
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1. What the subject is


2. What it’s like
 is handsome ------------------------ (is like) These are all
3. What it does
Predicates
4. What it has
 ate chicken rice for lunch ---------- (does)
 MUST contain a Verb
 has a stomachache ----------------- (has)

Can you identify the verbs?

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CLOSURE

1. Identify and define


 Subject

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 Predicate
 Noun
QUESTIONS?  Verb

2. List out the components that forms a complete


sentence.

3. Form 3 sentences to show proper usage of ‘Subject’


and ‘Predicate’.