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    cleonard

    Has been a long time since I have been asked to help label sentences. My granddaughters english book is no help, as labeling isn't in there. I can remember some, but as I said it has been a long time.
    examples: underline subject once and predicate twice, describe type of sentence and label the parts.

    The large brown dusty leaves swirled around quickly.
    The child was lazily dangling her feet in the cool water.
    Did Jeff take the dog out before school?
    Yes! I saw the falling star during the night.

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    Re: cleonard

    Quote Originally Posted by cleonard View Post
    Has been a long time since I have been asked to help label sentences. My granddaughters english book is no help, as labeling isn't in there. I can remember some, but as I said it has been a long time.
    examples: underline subject once and predicate twice, describe type of sentence and label the parts.

    The large brown dusty leaves swirled around quickly.
    The child was lazily dangling her feet in the cool water.
    Did Jeff take the dog out before school?
    Yes! I saw the falling star during the night.

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    (1) Cleonard, you will find that the excellent teachers here will

    be happy to answer questions from people like you and me. This

    website even lets non-teachers make comments IF we start the

    post with the warning "Not a teacher."

    (2) I have found that if you ask one question in each post, you will

    get a faster reply.

    (3) So let me start with No. 1. Then one of the teachers will tell you

    if I made any mistakes, and s/he will answer your other questions.

    "The large brown dusty leaves swirled around quickly."

    Well, what do YOU think is the "skeleton" of that sentence? That is,

    what do you think are the 4 basic words of that sentence. I think they

    are:

    The leaves swirled around.

    The = adjective. (Newer books like the term "determiner.")

    leaves = noun.

    swirled = verb.

    around = adverb (or maybe "particle").

    *****


    Now all the other words are "extra" information.

    The leaves are (a) large, (b) brown, and (c) dusty. Do you remember

    what you call words that modify (describe) a noun such as "leaves"?

    I believe we use the word "adjective."

    Finally how did the leaves "swirl around"? Answer: quickly. And the

    books tell us that a word like "quickly" is an adverb.

    ***

    Oh, I forgot: the two parts of a sentence are the subject and predicate.

    Some teachers tell us learners to find the predicate first. That is, find the

    part with the verb. In your sentence, it is "swirl around quickly."

    Now ask yourself: what swirls around quickly? Answer: The large brown

    dusty leaves. So those 5 words are the subject.

    Another example:

    People who have questions about grammar visit usingenglish.com.

    "Visit usingenglish.com" is the predicate.

    Who visits usingenglish.com? Answer: "People who have questions

    about grammar."

    ***

    Type of sentence? I can only think of calling it an affirmative

    sentence.

    ***

    Hopefully, a teacher will soon answer you. Oh, by the way, when you

    have a question, always (in your mind) put the words in "regular" order.

    Then it will be easier to understand. For example, change "Did Jeff

    take the dog out before school?" to:

    Jiff did take the dog out before school?

    Now can you identify the subject? Yes, it is "Jeff." It answers the

    question: "Who did take the dog out before school?"

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    Re: cleonard

    You can find information about The Parts of Speech and The Parts of the Sentence by clicking on the links. You can navigate to different subtopics in the left hand menu.

    If you have some questions after that, someone will be happy to answer them.

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