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What is a sentence?
A group of words that expresses a complete thought
What is a sentence fragment?
A group of words that does not express a complete thought
The rabbit ran toward its burrow.

Is this a sentence or fragment?
Sentence
The frightened rabbit.


Is this a sentence or fragment?
Fragment
What must a sentence tell in order to express a complete thought?
It must tell who or what. It must also tell what is or what happens.
A sentence must begin with what and must end with what?
A capital and a punctuation mark
What kind of sentence tells something and ends with a period?
A declarative sentence
What kind of sentence asks something and ends with a question mark?
An interrogative sentence
What kind of sentence gives an order and ends with a period?
An imperative sentence
What kind of sentence expresses strong feeling and ends with an exclamation point?
An exclamatory sentence
What are the two parts of a sentence called?
subject and predicate
What part of the sentence tells whom or what the sentence is about?
the subject
What part of the sentence tells what the subject is or does?
the predicate
All the words in the subject make up the what?
the complete subject
All the words in the predicate make up the what?
the complete predicate
What must a sentence tell in order to express a complete thought?
It must tell who or what. It must also tell what is or what happens.
In what type of sentence is "you" always the subject?
imperative
What are words that connect other words or groups of words in a sentence called?
conjunction
What is the function of the conjunction "and"?
joins together
What is the function of the conjunction "but"?
shows contrast
What is the function of the conjunction "or"?
shows choice
Two or more sentence that are run together with commas or without any punctuation is called what?
run-on sentence
When you fix a run-on sentence by using a conjunction such as and, but, or or to connect the sentences the sentence becomes what?
a compound sentence
What type of punctuation whould you use before the conjunction joining the sentences?
a comma
What is another way to fix a run-on sentence?
turn it into separate sentences
What type of punctuation can be used to join the two parts of a run-on sentence if they are very similar in thought?
semi-colon ;