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Writing Sentences

Every sentence needs a subject and a verb. The subject is what the sentence is about, usually a person, place, or thing.

The crocodile is hungry.

The verb tells what the subject is or does.

The crocodile eats broccoli.

 

Find subjects and verbs.

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

  1. Crocodiles live in the Nile.

    Subject?

    Crocodiles

    Verb?

    live

  2. Their jaws snap loudly.

    Subject?

    jaws

    Verb?

    snap

  3. Crocodiles eat fish.

    Subject?

    Crocodiles

    Verb?

    eat

  4. Broccoli tastes bad to them.

    Subject?

    Broccoli

    Verb?

    tastes

  5. Alligators live in Florida.

    Subject?

    Alligators

    Verb?

    live

  6. They also avoid broccoli.

    Subject?

    They

    Verb?

    avoid

  7. Alligators grow to 1,000 pounds.

    Subject?

    Alligators

    Verb?

    grow

  8. That is big!

    Subject?

    That

    Verb?

    is

  9. They need a diet.

    Subject?

    They

    Verb?

    need

  10. Broccoli slims alligators and crocodiles.

    Subject?

    Broccoli

    Verb?

    slims

Write subjects and verbs.

Fill in each blank with a word that works as a subject or verb. Make a copy of this Google doc.

  1. The teddy bear _________________ on the bed.
  2. The _________________ seemed lonely.
  3. Someone ________________ at the window.
  4. A real bear ________________ to meet the teddy bear.
  5. A little girl ________________ into the room.
  6. __________________ saw the two bears staring at each other.
  7. The little _______________ said, "Is this your teddy?"
  8. The real _______________ replied, "No, just curious."
  9. The little girl ________________ her teddy.
  10. The real bear _______________, "I like honey better, anyway" and walked away.

Use subjects and verbs.

What happens next with the teddy bear, the real bear, and the little girl? Write a story using complete sentences.

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