What is a sentence?
A sentence is a group of words that express a statement, question or exclamation. A sentence begins with a capital letter and ends with a period.
- an apple is a fruit (wrong)
- An apple is a fruit. (correct)
Subject and Predicate:
Every sentence contains two parts: a subject and a predicate. The subject is what the sentence is about, while the predicate tells us something about the subject.
- Jude and her dog run along the beach everyday.
- Jude and her dog run along the beach everyday. (Predicate)
To determine the subject in a sentence, first isolate the verb, and then make a
question by placing who? Or what? Before it .... . The answer is the subject.
There are four kinds of sentences, they are:
- Declarative sentences
- Interrogative sentences
- Imperative sentences
- Exclamatory sentences