by Elizabeth Huff

While knowing what the parts of a sentence are can be helpful, I have personally found that it was not as useful as school made it out to be. Knowing what a predicate is doesn’t really come to mind when I sit down to write. Having said that, I cannot deny that there are times when knowing the parts of a sentence and what they do can be helpful. Here is a short guide to help you if you also have the same problem, as well as some helpful links. I left some of the more complicated parts out, but if you have a part you would like to add drop a comment.

Article: Those little words that many languages don’t have. (A, An, The, Of etc.)

Noun: A person, place, or thing. (doctor, yard, cat)

Pronoun: Replaces a noun or another pronoun. It makes us able to speak in a way that doesn’t sound repetitive. “It” is a big one, also “he, she, you etc.

Adjective: Describes the noun. (old, big, white, black, etc)

Verb: An action. (jump, sing, play, etc)

Adverbs: Describe the verb. (quickly, loudly, roughly, etc.)

Conjunctions: Join two words together. (And, Or, But)

Interjection: Shows surprise. (Ah! Oh!)

Subject: What the sentence is about.


What Are The Different Parts Of A Sentence?

Conjuntion Junction (Schoolhouse Rock)

What Is A Pronoun?

Identifying Basic Sentence Parts

Interjections (Schoolhouse Rock)

Subjects and Predicates (Schoolhouse Rock)

There are a lot of Schoolhouse Rock videos and I won’t post them all here, but who doesn’t love Schoolhouse Rock?