Sentence Analysis

This language lesson is designed for grade 1 to 5 to help them learn how to analyze a sentence.
The language lesson aims to refine the child’s understanding of sentence parts.

What is a Subject?

The subject of a sentence is the person, place, idea, or thing that the sentence is about. It identifies whom or what.

What is an Attribute?

The word or phrase that modifies the subject is called the attribute of the subject. It is the word or phrase that completes the verb and makes the sentence meaningful.

In this video, we will learn how to analyze a sentence by answering various questions such as:
1. who is that? what is that? – These questions define the predicate in the sentence
2. Whom? What? – These questions define the subject.
3. To whom? To what? For whom? for what? – These questions define the direct object

The following questions define attributes:

  • How?
  • When?
  • Why?
  • By whom? by what?
  • Where?
  • From what? From where?
  • By means of whom?, By means of what?
  • With whom? With what?
  • Which? what kind of?

Let us examine the example given below.

Sharon hit the ball over the fence.

Here the subject is Sharon
The predicate is hit
The direct object is the ball
The attribute used here is where? i.e., over the fence.

This video lesson enables the child to improve their reading and writing ability. Repeat this activity by asking the child to analyze another sentence as shown in the video.

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Video Created by: Jodi Qualters (Montessori in the Park, Goodyear, Arizona)

Elementary | Language | Sentence Analysis: Attributives (English)


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