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…we need to continue to practice finding subjects and predicates. Single underline the complete subject, and put a box around the simple subject. Then, double underline the complete predicate and circle the simple predicate. 1. Here are excellent examples of pottery and china. 2. Why can’t you go to the concert?
adjective clause – subordinate clause that modifies a noun or pronoun - adjective clause always follows the word it modifies ex) The cake that I like isn’t at the store.
There are two types of adjective clauses: essential clause – adjective clause that is essential to the meaning of the sentence - not set off with commas ex) The dog that I found was clearly someone’s lost pet.
There are two types of adjective clauses: nonessential clause – adjective clause that is not too important to understanding the sentence - set off with commas ex) Mr. Smith’s truck, which was filled with eggs, blocked the road.
relative pronoun – word that usually introduces an adjective clause and relates the adjective clause to the word it modifies - examples: who, which, that - has function within the clause itself ex) This is the car that was wrecked.
Here is how to diagram a sentence so that you can see visually how clauses work. NOTE: Each clause has a subject, verb, and complement! Sentence with a regular adjective: The large dog licked me. Sentence with an adjective clause: The dog whom I love licked me.
In the sentences below, underline the adjective clause, then circle the word it modifies. Here are the students who want help with math. Where is the pen that I like so much? The clouds that preceded the tornado were cool.