Sentence Analysis

This language lesson is designed for 6 to 12-year-old children. It guides the child to identify the parts of a sentence and to construct sentences from smaller pieces.

What is the subject?

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

It is usually a noun or pronoun and can also include modifying words, phrases, or clauses.

What is a Predicate?

The predicate is what is being said about the subject. It gives more information about the subject.
The elements within the predicate adding more detail or meaning to the sentence are verbs, direct objects, indirect objects, and subject complements.

What is a Direct Object in a Sentence?

A direct object is the receiver of the action within a sentence, and it is usually a noun or pronoun. It is used with action verbs.

Let us take few examples to understand what are direct objects in detail:

-The musician played the violin. In this example, The musician is the subject, Played is the predicate, and the violin is the direct object.
-The family ate dinner. In this example, The family is the subject, ate is the predicate, and dinner is the direct object.
-Boomer jumped the bowl. In this example, boomer is the subject, jumped is the predicate, and the bowl is the direct object.

This video lesson helps the child in enhancing their grammar by practicing sentence analysis examples. Invite the child to identify the subject, predicate, and direct object in a 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: Subject, Predicate, and Direct Object (English)


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