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Define sentence
A sentence is a group of words that expresses a complete thought.
Skeleton of a sentence
the simple predicate and the simple subject of the sentence.
What is a clause?
A clause is a group of words that has a skeleton. (subject and Predicate)
Is every clause a sentence?
No, it must express a complete thought.
Name the forms of be.
I, am, is, are, were, be, being, been
Name the other "helping" verbs
Have,has,had do,does,did may, might, must
can - could, shall - should, will- would
Name some linking verbs
taste, feel, smell, sound, look, appear
Define declarative Sentence
It states a fact and ends in a period. It is true or false.
Define interrogative sentence
A sentence that asks a question and ends with a question mark.
Define imperative sentence
A sentence that gives a command or a request and ends in a period. The subject of each sentence is you, but is not stated.
define exclamatory sentence
a sentence which expresses strong feelings and ends in an exclamation point.