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1 Sentence Diagramming 101 This lesson will take you through the basic elements of sentence diagramming and will build up to more complex elements. Below, you can start at the point in the lesson of your choice: Simple Sentences Compound Subjects Compound Verbs Review Quiz

2 Intro to Simple Sentences
Every sentence includes two key elements, a subject and a verb. A subject is made up of a noun or pronoun. For example, “I” is a subject. A verb is made up of a word that provides action. For example, “jumped” is a verb. As a result, “I jumped” is a simple sentence. Nouns Pronouns Verbs Simple Sentences

3 Nouns Definition: Names person, place, thing, or idea.
Examples: student, runners, LaBron James, team, Boyne City, movies, Finding Nemo, justice, honesty Click on the noun below: quarterback sacked he threw Pronouns Verbs Simple Sentences

4 Pronouns Definition: Takes place of one or more nouns or pronouns
Examples: I, We, He, Those, everybody Click on the pronoun below: teacher old she so Nouns Verbs Simple Sentences

5 Verbs Definition: Shows action or state of being
Action verb = Expresses physical or mental action Examples: paint, jump, write, throw, know Linking verb = Connects subject with word identifying or describing it Examples: appear, be, seem, become, feel, look, etc. Helping verb = be, have, may, can, were, will, etc. Nouns Pronouns Simple Sentences

6 Sentence Diagramming 101: Main Menu
Simple Sentence #1 Subject/Noun Action Verb Birds sing Simple Sentence #2 Sentence Diagramming 101: Main Menu

7 Sentence Diagramming 101: Main Menu
Simple Sentence #2 Subject/Noun Action Verb students can write The Helping Verb Article Simple Sentence #3 Sentence Diagramming 101: Main Menu

8 Sentence Diagramming 101: Main Menu
Simple Sentence #3 Subject/Pronoun Action Verb We can win Helping Verb Key Tip Sentence Diagramming 101: Main Menu

9 Sentence Diagramming 101: Main Menu
Capitalization On sentence diagrams: Always capitalize the first word of the sentence. Always capitalize proper nouns. Click on the word that should not always be capitalized: I We John Michigan More Capitalization Sentence Diagramming 101: Main Menu

10 Intro to Compound Subjects
Some sentences include compound (or two) subjects. In this case the subjects are combined with the conjunction “and.” Example: Mustangs and Camaros speed. Conjunctions Compound Subject Sentences Sentence Diagramming 101: Main Menu

11 Compound Subject Sentences
Conjunctions Definition: Joins words or word groups. Examples: and, but, for, nor, or, so, yet In sentence diagramming, conjunctions are written on dotted lines connecting subjects and verbs. Click on the area of the diagram where the conjunction should appear A B C Compound Subject Sentences

12 Compound Subject Sentence #1
Subject/Noun Action Verb Superman protect and Spiderman Subject/Noun Conjunction Compound Subject Sentence #2 Sentence Diagramming 101: Main Menu

13 Compound Subject Sentence #2
Subject/Noun Action Verb hotdog The were eaten and hamburger Helping Verb the Article Conjunction Subject/Noun Compound Subject Sentence #3 Sentence Diagramming 101: Main Menu

14 Compound Subject Sentence #3
Subject/Noun Action Verb elephant An danced and giraffe Article Conjunction a Subject/Noun Key Tip Sentence Diagramming 101: Main Menu

15 Articles Articles are types of adjectives, but we have not covered adjectives yet. You may know that adjectives modify nouns and that is what articles do. There are three articles in the English language; they are “the,” “a,” and “an.” “The” is a definite article. “A” and “an” are indefinite articles. Compound Subject Sentence #3 Sentence Diagramming 101: Main Menu

16 Other Capitalization Rules... (Click for Examples of Each)
Proper Names Mr. Hertel Religious Names Buddha Regions of the Country Southwest Restaurants Taco Bell Judaism Religions Planets Jupiter Adidas Business Names Story Titles “The Most Dangerous Game” Team Names Detroit Tigers Song Titles “Ice Ice Baby” Wednesday Days of the Week The Roaring Twenties Historical Periods Cities and Towns Chicago Back Sentence Diagramming 101: Main Menu

17 Compound Verb Sentence #1
Conjunction Action Verb Subject/Noun sprint Tim Tebow will and pass Helping Verb Action Verb Compound Verb Sentence #2 Sentence Diagramming 101: Main Menu

18 Compound Verb Sentence #2
Conjunction Action Verb Subject/Noun win team will either or The lose Helping Verb Action Verb Compound Verb Sentence #3 Sentence Diagramming 101: Main Menu

19 Compound Verb Sentence #3
Conjunction Action Verb Subject/Pronoun danced They and laughed Action Verb Review Quiz Sentence Diagramming 101: Main Menu

20 Quiz: Sentence #1 Kids play
B C D In sentence #1, click where the word “Kids” should appear? Continue Quiz Sentence Diagramming 101: Main Menu

21 Quiz: Sentence #2 Bunnies hop
A B C D In sentence #2, click where the word “hop” should appear? Continue Quiz Sentence Diagramming 101: Main Menu

22 Quiz Sentence #3 The dancer can sing.
In sentence # 3, what is the part of speech of the word “can”? Noun Verb Article Pronoun Continue Quiz Sentence Diagramming 101: Main Menu

23 Quiz Sentence #4 Mrs. Deming and Mrs. Hertel taught.
Guess Again! Guess Again! Guess Again! Guess Again! In sentence #4, what part of speech is the word “and”? Noun Verb Conjunction Pronoun Adjective Continue Quiz Sentence Diagramming 101: Main Menu

24 Quiz Sentence #5 Beyoncé Knowles will sing and dance.
You got that right! What type of sentence is sentence #5? Simple Sentence Compound Subject Compound Verb Adjective Modifier End Quiz Sentence Diagramming 101: Main Menu

25 Quiz Results: Click the Number You Got Right!
5 3-4 1-2 Sentence Diagramming 101: Main Menu


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