Literacy - Building Sentences

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Phrases:  a group of words in a sentence.

Noun:  a word that is the name of something such as a person, animal, place, thing, or idea and is typically used in a sentence as the subject.

Verb:  a word (such as jump, think, happen, or exist) that is usually one of the main parts of a sentence and that expresses an action or an occurrence.

Pronoun:  a word (such as I, he, she, you, it, we, or they) that is used instead of a noun or noun phrase.

Adjective:  a word that describes a noun or a pronoun.

Grammatically correct:  matching an accepted structure of language in speaking and writing.

Proper nouns:  a word or group of words (such as “Noah Webster,” “Kentucky,” or “U.S. Congress”) that is the name of a particular person, place, or thing and that usually begins with a capital letter.

Possessive:  indicates a belonging to someone or something else.

Plural:  more than one.

Present tense:  a verb tense of something that is happening in the present.

Participles:  form of a verb that is used to indicate a past or present action and that can also be used like an adjective. In the phrases “the finishing touches” and “the finished product,” “finishing” and “finished” are participles formed from the verb “finish.”

Quantifying:  explanation of the quantity or amount of (something).