English Language Arts, Grade 8


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Study Guide Sentences English Language Arts, Grade 8

SENTENCES What is a Sentence? A sentence is a group of words that expresses a complete thought. A sentence must contain a subject and a predicate. An incomplete sentence is known as a sentence fragment. Two or more sentences written together are known as a run- on sentence. Examples: Complete Sentences: Scott and Laura went ice-skating at the new skating rink. After the soccer game, we went out for ice cream. Sentence Fragments: swimming in the ocean better attention in class Run-on Sentences: We picked strawberries we made a pie that everyone ate. The assembly began at 2 P.M. by 3:00 the assembly had ended. Try This! 1] These words make up a complete sentence. At seven-thirty in the morning, the school bus picks me up. a] true b] false 2] Add words to the subject to form a complete sentence. My stepfather _____. a] washed b] my younger brother c] drove me home from school d] who is younger than my mother 3] Add words to the predicate to form a complete sentence. _____ spent over an hour at band practice. a] were so tired b] after school c] Thomas and I d] went two times © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at