Presentation on theme: "Writing English Preparation Ali Abdullah al shehan : Supervision"— Presentation transcript:
1 Writing English Preparation Ali Abdullah al shehan : Supervision The SentenceWriting EnglishPreparationAli Abdullah al shehan: SupervisionAbdul Aziz al-Sanusi
2 <----- sentence -----> * What is a sentence ? A sentence is a group of words that contains a subject and a verb and expresses a complete thought .A sentence begins with a capital letter and ends with a period examples : * *He is a student . *It is hot today . *He looks tired .: Look at this simple example<----- sentence ----->predicateSubjectverbEnglishspeakYou
6 . A simple sentence has one subject and one predicate.
7 Observe how a simple sentence is :constructedWe went to San Juan yesterday.
8 *Explain why the (NS) word groups are not sentences : is very hot todey ( There is no subject ) NS S it is very hot todey, NS My new classmate from Brazil ( no verbs) S He spaks three languages fluently 5 Ns Is very handsome ( No verbs )
9 Simple Sentence We went to Mecca . Pronoun Verb Prepositional phrase Simple subjectComplete predicate
10 What is a subject. The subject talls who or what did something What is a subject ? The subject talls who or what did something . It is a noun or pronounMy roommate lost his keys .(who lost his keys ? … my roommate )The taxi hit the child.What hit the child ? … the taxi ) )Soccer and tennis .( What are my favorite sports ? … soccer and tennis )
11 What is a verb ?The verb usually talls an action Sometimes a verb doesn’t tell an action Sometimes it just links the subject with the rest of the sentence .Action verb . Name an actionas hit , live , lose , speak, go ,and come .The taxi hit the child . *My family lives in a two-bedroom apartment . *My roommate lost his keys .
12 Linking verbs : link the subject with the rest of the sentencs Linking verbs : link the subject with the rest of the sentencs . Linking verbs doNot have objects . The most common linking verbs are be , become , look , feel , seem , smell , sound , and taste .Soccer and tennis are my favorite sports . …… . L feel lucky todayLinking verbs
13 <----- sentence -----> The above example sentence is very short. Of course, a sentence can be longer and more complicated, but basically there is always a subject and a predicate. Look at this longer example<----- sentence ----->predicateSubjectverbEnglish when they are workingspeakRam and Tara
14 <----- sentence -----> Note that the predicate always contains a verb. Sometimes, in fact, the predicate is only a verb: So we can say that a sentence must contain at least a subject and verb<----- sentence ----->predicateSubjectverbrisesSmoke
15 Appreviation Note also that a sentence begins with a capital letter and ends with a full stop* or a question mark or an exclamation mark. Look at these examples:People need food .How are you ?! Look out