Fr8-Introduction * Subject/Verb/Noun

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Fr8-Introduction – Subject/Verb/Noun
2013
It appears that we are having trouble understanding what a Subject, Verb or Noun is, even in ENGLISH!
So we’re going to start simple – we’re going to work on what each of these things means in English so that
we can then use the same ideas in FRENCH.
SUBJECT
A subject is a word that provides the basis for the action of the sentence. This NOUN is what/who is
doing the action, like I, Suzie, we, they or she.
VERB
A verb is a word that describes an action or a state of being, like wiggle, walk, run, jump, be, do, have, or
think.
There are two types of verbs - regular and irregular.
Regular verbs are those whose past tense (for example, "I looked") and past participle (for example, "I had
looked") are formed by following the standard rule: adding a "d" or an "ed" to the end of the verb. Walk is
an example of a regular verb: I walk. You walked. They had walked. Another example is plan: I plan. She
planned. They have planned. Another example is carry: I carry it. He carried it. They have carried it.
Irregular verbs are those whose past tense (for example, "I rode") and past participle (for example, "I had
ridden") have forms that do not follow the standard rules. There are many irregular verbs (over 250) in
English, inluding be, break, bring, come, cut, eat, go, meet, run, swim, and many more.
NOUN
A noun is a type of word that represents a person, thing, or place (like mother, apple or valley).
A proper noun denotes a specific person, place, or thing that has a name and is capitalized (like Tom,
Delaware, or the Titanic).
A gerund is an -ing form of a verb that acts like a noun. For example, in the sentence, "Reading is fun."
Reading acts as the noun. The verb is is.
ALL TOGETHER NOW
The building blocks of a simple sentence start with:
EX:
Ashleigh + rides + bike = Ashleigh rides her bike.
Fr8-Introduction – Subject/Verb/Noun
NOW FOR SOME PRACTICE
Please underline the SUBJECT in black; the VERB in green; the NOUN in red.
1. James rode his bike.
2. The girl sat down.
3. Bob likes toys.
4. Danny sees me.
5. The teacher is in the room.
6. Frogs like ponds.
7. Spiders have eight legs.
8. Pizza tastes good.
9. Kevin skates every day.
10. The book has a blue cover.
11. The computer crashed.
12. The artist drew a picture.
13. Kate eats peas.
14. Babies cry too much.
2013
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