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2 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 SubjectsCompound Verbs Review Quiz

3 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. NounsVerbsPronounsSimple Sentences

4 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: Simple SentencesPronounsVerbs quarterbacksackedhethrew

5 Pronouns Definition: Takes place of one or more nouns or pronouns Examples: I, We, He, Those, everybody Click on the pronoun below: NounsVerbsSimple Sentences teacheroldsheso

6 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. NounsPronounsSimple Sentences

7 Simple Sentence #1 Birds sing Simple Sentence #2Sentence Diagramming 101: Main Menu Subject/NounAction Verb

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

9 Simple Sentence #3 We can win Subject/PronounAction Verb Helping Verb Key Tip Sentence Diagramming 101: Main Menu

10 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: Sentence Diagramming 101: Main Menu IWeJohnMichigan More Capitalization

11 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. ConjunctionsCompound Subject Sentences Sentence Diagramming 101: Main Menu

12 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 Compound Subject Sentences B A C

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

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

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

16 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. Sentence Diagramming 101: Main Menu Compound Subject Sentence #3

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

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

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

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

21 Quiz: Sentence #1 Kids play In sentence #1, click where the word “Kids” should appear? Continue Quiz Sentence Diagramming 101: Main Menu AB CD

22 Quiz: Sentence #2 Bunnies hop AB CD In sentence #2, click where the word “hop” should appear? Sentence Diagramming 101: Main Menu Continue Quiz

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

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

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

26 Quiz Results: Click the Number You Got Right! Sentence Diagramming 101: Main Menu


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