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Using Subjects and Verbs

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Every sentence has a subject. It tells what the sentence is about.

Ramon studied animal homes.

       (The subject is Ramon—what the sentence is about.)

Every sentence also has a verb. It tells what the subject is doing.

He drew different homes.

       (The verb is drew—what Ramon did.)

Some verbs tell what the subject is being.

Ramon is busy.

       (The verb is tells what Ramon is being—busy.)

 

Find subjects and verbs.

In each sentence below, write down the subject and the verb. Make a copy of this Google doc.

  1. Beavers build lodges.

    Subject?

    Beavers

    Verb?

    build

  2. Bears live in dens.

    Subject?

    Bears

    Verb?

    live

  3. Birds weave nests in trees.

    Subject?

    Birds

    Verb?

    weave

  4. Caves give homes to bats.

    Subject?

    Caves

    Verb?

    give

  5. A wasp nest has paper walls.

    Subject?

    wasp nest

    Verb?

    has

  6. A barn protects horses or cows.

    Subject?

    barn

    Verb?

    protects

  7. Ramon calls a house his home.

    Subject?

    Ramon

    Verb?

    calls

Create subjects and verbs.

Fill in each blank with a subject or verb for the sentence. Make a copy of this Google doc.

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  1. I ____________ a picnic basket.

    (Answers will vary.) have

  2. Bananas ____________ inside.

    (Answers will vary.) go

  3. ____________ sit beside them.

    (Answers will vary.) Grapes

  4. The basket ____________ other food, too.

    (Answers will vary.) holds

  5. ____________ make my mouth water.

    (Answers will vary.) Sandwiches

  6. ____________ look yummy.

    (Answers will vary.) Chips

  7. We ____________ to eat everything.

    (Answers will vary.) want

  8. Our picnic ____________ now.

    (Answers will vary.) starts

Write subjects and verbs.

Write three sentences about food. Make sure each has a subject and verb.

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