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Phrases, Clauses, and Sentences

Inverted Sentences - Joshua Flores

usual subject verb order is inverted- that is reversed. The verb will become the subject.

ex:Are you coming to the fair?

"are & "coming" will be the subjects acting like verbs.

Deja prepositional phrase

A group of words made up of a preposition and a noun or pronoun

ex. up in the sky

Complete Subject - Joshua Flores

includes a noun or pronoun that names the person, place or thing that the sentence is about.

ex: They were celebrating in the streets.

"They" is who they are talking about in the sentence.

Deja adverb phrase

prepositional phrase that modifies a verb an adjective or an adverb by pointing out where, when, in what way, or to what extent.

ex. Monkeys hang IN THE TREE all day

Simple Subject - Ashley Robbins

is the essential noun or pronoun or group of words acting as a noun that cannot be left out of the complete subject. Found within complete subjects and complete predicates

ex. Gloria thinks her picture is ugly. Simple subject is Gloria

Complete Predicate - Joshua Flores

includes a verb or a verb phrase that tells something about the complete subject.

ex: They were celebrating in the streets

"were celebrating in the streets"

Simple Subject - Malia

Def: The essential noun, or pronoun, or group of words acting as a noun Ex. The six grade class made a float ( the subject is the float)

Deja Adjective phrase

prepositional phrase that modifies a noun or pronoun by what kind or which one

ex.The monkey OVER THERE, threw the poop

Comparative Degree - Ashley Robbins

Compares two people, places, or things.

Ex. better, worse

Simple Predicate Malerie Calloni

Simple Predicate is basically about naming the last part of the sentence but the first word of the last part of the subject. Which makes the simple predicate always the verb or verbs that link up with the subject.
Ex: In the book Vampire Kisses, the vampires are the best character.
In that sentence the Simple Predicate is "are"

Superlative Degree - Ashley Robbins

•Use the superlative degree to compare three or more people, places, or things.
•Do not add -er and more or -est and most to the comparative or superlative forms of a modifier

ex. worst, farthest, lastest, more effective

Appositive - Malia

Def: a noun or pronoun to explain or identify another noun or pronoun
Ex: the artist Monet was a great French painter ( Monet is an appositive)

independent clauses - Joseph

A group of words made up of a subject and a predicate. An independent clause (unlike a dependent clause) can stand alone as a sentence.

The wolves love eating rabbits.

eating rabbits

Marissa G - subordinate clause

has a subject and verb but cannot stand by itself as a complete sentence it can only be part of a sentence.
ex.Even though the broccoli was covered in cheddar cheese, Emily refused to eat it.

noun clauses - gloria padilla

a subordinete clause that acts as a noun.
example:" what i had for breakfast."

Participle Phrase- Malia

Def: An adverb or adverb phrase accompined by a complement
Ex: The car sliding out of control will hit the building

elliptical clauses-Joseph

A group of words that has both a subject and a verb but (unlike an independent clause) cannot stand alone as a sentence. Also known as a dependent clause.

The bats like to fly in the night time.

clause- marissa gutierrez

ex.Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."
A group of words that contains a subject and a predicate.


A group of words that contains a subject and a predicate.

The antilope like galloping in the woods

predict - gloria padilla

Say or estimate that (a specified thing) will happen in the future or will be a consequence of something.
example:Predicted where your money is going, you should still ask yourself whether those expenditures are worthwhile.

subject - Marissa Gutierrez

the word or group of words in a sentence that tells who or what the sentence is about.
ex.She went to the mall.