CAPITALS AND END PUNCTUATION
o Begin every sentence with a capital latter.
o Use a period (.) at the end of a declarative sentence or an imperative sentence.
o Use a question mark (?) at the end of an interrogative sentence.
o Use an exclamatory mark (!) at the end of an exclamatory sentence.
Anita and Julia are members of an astronomy club. Anita just received this note from Julia.
My new telescope arrived yesterday. Do you want to watch the comet with me? Come to my house at 8:00 P.M on Friday. What an extraordinary sight it will be!
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COMPLETE SUBJECTS AND COMPLETE PREDICATES
The complete subject is all the words in the subject part of sentence. The subject part names someone or something. The complete predicate is all the words in the predicate part of sentence. The predicate part tells what the subject is or does. Every sentence has two main parts-the complete subject and the complete predicates. Both parts are necessary to make a complete sentence. In each of the following sentences, the complete subject is shown in blue. The complete predicate is shown in green.
Columbus Day is a popular October day.
The people of America celebrate.
Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa, Italy.
The greatest explorer landed in the New World.
He arrived on October 12, 1492.
The complete subject can be one word or many words. However, it always names someone or something. The complete predicates can also be one word or many words. It always tells what the subject is or does.
FOUR KINDS OF SENTENCES.
A declarative sentence makes a statement.
· An interrogative sentence asks a question.
· An imperative sentence gives a command or makes a request.
· An exclamatory sentence expresses strong feeling
Does it really weigh 100 tons?
Look at the whale’s tail.
Please let me see.
The blue Whale is the largest animal
Blue Whale are so gigantic
The children in the picture used the four kinds of sentences. Pico used a declarative sentence to make a statement, or tell something. Be used interrogative sentences to ask a question. Cal used an imperative sentence. He commanded the others to look at the whale’s tail. Pat’s sentences are also imperative, but it makes a request. A request usually has the word please in it. Ann used an exclamatory sentence to show her strong feelings about the whale’s size.
Mother: So what have you learned on your first day at high school?
Son: Not enough. I have to go back tomorrow.
What is the opposite of minimum? Mini-dad.
A famous footballer went to Heaven and was met by St Peter at the Pearly Gates. 'Who are you?' asked the saint.
'What did you do on earth?'
'I was a footballer.'
'Oh, and where are your boots?'
'I left them on earth.'
'Well, hurry back and get them - we're playing a match against Hell tonight.'
Postman: Is this letter for you? The name is smudged.
Man: No, it can't be for me, my name is Smith.
What's wrong with the old one?
Wedding rings: The world's smallest handcuffs.
Q: How do you know if there is an elephant under your bed?
A: Your nose is touching the ceiling.
What do you call a snake who is employed by the government?
A civil serpent.
The Department of Applied Linguistics specialises in research in second language learning and teaching, sociolinguistics and discourse analysis. There are three broad research themes: Academic literacy and oracy, Language in public and workplace communications, and Communication in a multilingual world. Research work in the first of...