Thursday, February 21, 2008


a good sentence:

my sister is a puppy raiser for guide dogs and its wonderful when her dog completes its training

1.  Identify the parts of speech including noun, pronoun (type and case), verb (type and tense), adverb, adjective, preposition, conjunction (type), gerund, participle, infinitive, and article.

2.  Identify sentence parts including complete subject, simple subject, complete predicate, verb (transitive or intransitive,), direct object, indirect object, predicate nominative, predicate adjective, appositive or appositive phrase, prepositional phrase (adjective or adverb), gerund phrase, infinitive phrase, participial phrase, object of preposition, object of infinitive, object of gerund.

3. Identify clauses (independent, adverb dependent, adjective dependent, noun dependent), sentence type (simple, compound, complex, compound-complex), and sentence purpose (declarative, interrogative, imperative, exclamatory). 

4.  Add capitalization and punctuation including end punctuation, commas, semicolons, apostrophes, underlining, and quotation marks.

5.  Diagram the sentence. 


Carol said...

Hmm. What made you think of writing such a sentence?

Until I read the instructions, I was floored by your neglecting of the apostrophe in the contraction and the comma. Then everything made sense.

kate said...

yeah....i saw that coming.

but i was particular proud of myself writing a sentence with both 'its' in it. good test.