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1 By: Mrs. McNutt and Mrs. Brown September 2007 What are Sentences?By: Mrs. McNutt and Mrs. BrownSeptember 2007
2 What is a sentence??A grammatically self-contained group of words that expresses a statement, a question, a command, a wish, or an exclamationA sentence tells a complete idea!
3 Examples of Sentences Today we are going to lunch at 11:06. Are you going to the park after school?Look at that dolphin jumping out of the water!Have you ever been to Florida?Go get me a piece of paper.
4 Sentence FragmentsA sentence fragment is part of a sentence set off by a capital letter and final punctuation.It is not a complete idea, but is instead a part of an idea.It cannot be left alone.Don't ever let length be your guide, for a sentence can be two words (He jumps) and a fragment fifty.
5 Examples of Sentence Fragments The circus clowns under the big top.At the store.Singing with who?Ran across the street and up a tall, newly blooming tree.When the girl ran across the street.The girl who ate all the cake.
6 Choose the Sentences(1) Today I am going to play tennis. (2) When I play tennis. (3) I will be sure to bring my tennis racquet and tennis balls. (4) I am usually an excellent tennis player, except when I am playing on clay tennis courts. (5) Sometimes I’m good. (6) However, I always enjoy playing tennis whenever I can get the chance to play. (7) Do you like to play tennis?
7 Choose the Sentence (Answers) (1) Today I am going to play tennis. (2) When I play tennis. (3) I will be sure to bring my tennis racquet and tennis balls. (4) I am usually an excellent tennis player, except when I am playing on clay tennis courts. (5) Sometimes I’m good. (6) However, I always enjoy playing tennis whenever I can get the chance to play. (7) Do you like to play tennis?
8 Types of Sentences There are 4 types of sentences Declarative SentencesInterrogative SentencesImperative SentencesExclamatory Sentences
9 Declarative Sentences Makes a STATEMENTEnds with a periodMost common type of sentence
10 Examples of Declarative Sentences He asked which path leads back to the lodge.Washington D.C. is the capital of the United States.Your teachers are Mrs. McNutt and Mrs. Brown.There are many classrooms in our school.
11 Interrogative Sentences Asks a QUESTIONEnds with a question mark ?????
12 Examples of Interrogative Sentences Does money grow on trees?Can you come to my house after school?Do you own any Webkins?What time do we go to lunch?How old are you?When is your birthday?
13 Imperative Sentences Gives a COMMAND or makes a REQUEST Ends with a period
14 Examples of Imperative Sentences Get me some paper.Go to music.Use this door to go outside.Don’t leave the door unlocked.Find your dog.
15 Exclamatory Sentences Expresses strong FEELINGSEnds with an exclamation mark !!!!!!!!
16 Examples of Exclamatory Sentences I love school!Ice cream is my favorite!Auburn won the game!I lost my dog!You should be careful when crossing the street!I aced the test!
17 Let’s take a quiz!!!See how well you remember the four types of sentences and the difference between sentences and fragments!
18 Question 1 What is a group of words that expresses a complete thought? A. A sentenceB. A fragmentC. Imperative
19 Question 2 What is a group of words that expresses part of a thought? A. A sentenceB. A fragmentC. Imperative
20 Question 3 This type of sentence makes a STATEMENT. A. Imperative B. FragmentC. DeclarativeD. Interrogative
21 Question 4 This type of sentence asks a QUESTION A. Imperative B. ExclamatoryC. DeclarativeD. Interrogative
22 Question 5 This type of sentence gives a COMMAND or makes a REQUEST. A. ImperativeB. ExclamatoryC. DeclarativeD. Interrogative
23 Question 6 This type of sentence expresses strong FEELINGS A. ImperativeB. ExclamatoryC. DeclarativeD. Interrogative
24 Question 7Going to the park.A. SentenceB. Fragment
25 Question 8We will play on the slides.A. SentenceB. Fragment
26 Question 9 After we play on the slides, we will swing. A. Sentence B. Fragment