How Spongebob Saved My Life:

The Guide to Sentence Diagramming

Spongebob eats.

A noun is a person place or thing.
A pronoun take the place of a noun.
A sentence is a group of words that expresses a complete thought. It has two parts a subject and a verb.

Subjects tells whom or what the sentence is about.

A verb expresses an action or state of being. It tells us what the subject is or does.

Lesson 2

Squidward can play.

A verb phrase is when more than one word act as a verb. They consist of a helping verb and a main verb.

A helping verb helps the main verb. They express certain tenses or conditions of main verbs, and they can't stand on their own.

Lesson 3

Is Patrick crying?

An interrogative sentence asks a question. It ends with a question mark.
A declarative sentence makes a statement. It ends with a period.

Lesson 4


Pronouns are words that take the place of a noun.
Imperative sentences give commands. The subject is an implied you.

Lesson 5

The gray whale cheered.

An adjective modifies or describes a noun or a pronoun.
The adjective questions are as follows: whose? What kind? Which one? How many?

Lesson 6

Squidward sang horribly.

An adverb modifies or describes verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs.
The adverb questions are as follow: who? What? Why? How? To what extent?

Lesson 7

The plankton with one eye grinned.
(prepositional phrase acting as an adjective)

Phrases are groups of words, without both a subject and a verb, that act together as a single unit (a single part of speech).
Prepositions are words that show the relationship between a noun or a pronoun and another word or element in the rest of the sentence.
A prepositional phrase will begin with a preposition and end with a noun or a pronoun.
They can act as adjectives or adverbs.

Lesson 8

Mr. Krabs yelled across the street.

Lesson 9

Gary bit the ball.

Transitive active verbs transfer the action to he receiver.
Direct objects are nouns and pronouns that receive the action of a transitive verb
They answer the what and whom questions.

Lesson 9

Larry flexes and dances.

Conjunctions are words that join two or more words, phrases, or clauses.
coordinating conjunctions can join single words or a group of words, but they always connect elements of the same kind.
examples are fanboys: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so

Lesson 10

Ms. Puff teaches strictly and loudly.

When diagrammed conjunctions go on straight dotted lines between the words, phrases, or clauses they are connecting.

Lesson 11

Mermaid man and barnacle boy will save and rescue.

Lesson 12

Plankton is sneaky and he will get the formula.

Lesson 13

I gave Spongebob a hug.

Indirect objects are nouns and pronouns that receive the direct object.

Lesson 14

Ugh! Squidward is singing.

Interjections are words that show emotion and have no grammatical relationship to the rest of the sentence.
nouns of direct address are nouns that name the person or people being spoken to. They are NOT the subject of the sentence.

Lesson 15

The tea was poured by Gary.

Intransitive complete verbs are action verbs that don't transfer their action to anyone or anything.
transitive active verbs are action verbs that do transfer their action to someone or something
transitive passive verbs are action verbs that transfer their action to the subject.

Lesson 16

Patrick is confused.

Linking verbs link the subject with a noun  that renames it or and adjective that describes it in the rest of the sentence.
predicate nouns are nouns that come after linking verbs.
predicate adjectives are adjectives that come after linking verbs.

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