Sentence Structure

Sentences are strutured in a certain way so that people who speak the language vcan agree on what they mean. Sentences have the following parts:

1. Subject - A Sentence built around a noun or pronoun that, when stripped of all the words that modify it, is known as the simple subject eg in the sentence 'You are surely the strangest child I have ever met.' the subject is the word 'You'.

2. Predicate - a string of words such that if if individual labels are replaced then the string becomes a declarative sentence eg 'x loves chocolate' becomes a declarative sentence if 'x' is repaced by 'Mary'.

3. Verb – A word which describes an action - eg in the sentence 'the taxi driver drove to London', the word drove' is an verb

4. Adverbs – A word which modifies a verb, an adjective, another adverb, a phrase, or a clause eg in the sentence 'the taxi driver quickly drove to London', the word 'quickly' is an adverb

5. Noun - A noun is a word used to name a person, animal, place, thing, and abstract idea. Eg in the sentence 'London is a town' the word 'London' is a noun.

6. Pronoun - A pronoun can replace a noun or another pronoun. You use pronouns like "he," "which," "none," and "you" to make your sentences less cumbersome and less repetitive.

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