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Post by Hossain Khondaker on June 27, 2015

what if its a one word sentence??

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Last reply by: Professor Hendershot
Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:17 PM

Post by Rosa Avila on January 18, 2014

I am reading Frankenstein for English class and taking notes on the most important passages.

Is "am" being used for both "reading" and "taking" in the above sentence to construct the progressive verb?

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Last reply by: Professor Hendershot
Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:11 PM

Post by Beverly Terry on November 13, 2013

You did not deconstruct the following sentence: Your attempt to bake brownies has failed.

Please deconstruct. Thank you.

The Essential Sentence

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:08
  • A Complete Sentence 0:32
    • A Complete, Grammatical English Sentence Only Needs Two Elements
    • A Complete, Grammatical English Sentence Needs a Subject
    • A Complete, Grammatical English Sentence Needs a Predicate
    • Subject and Verbs Must Agree in Number
  • The Other Stuff 1:58
    • Other Stuff That Can Show Up in a Sentence: Phrases, Clauses, Parenthetical Statements and Interjections
  • A Few Examples 2:44
  • Rules for Subjects 4:33
    • A Subject Will Come Before a Phrase Beginning With Of
    • Sentences May Have Multiple Subjects
    • A Request or Command Has an Implied Subject
  • Rules for Verbs 6:57
    • An Infinitive
    • To Find a Subject and Verb, Look for the Verb First
    • Multiple Verbs in One Sentence
  • Practice 9:36
  • Practice Answers 10:40