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Simple Sentences

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A full stop lets a reader know when to stop reading and take a short pause, to think about the sentence they've read.

A full stop comes at the end of a sentence.

For example, The man walked across the road.


The dog chased the cat.

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The full stop goes at the end of the sentence to show that the sentence has finished.

Remember, A full stop doesn't just go at the end of a line - check it makes sense.

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Your Turn…

1. What is a simple Sentence?
A short group of words containing a subject and a verb and that expresses a complete thought
Something that isn’t very clever
Something you would order from a take-away menu

2. What does a simple sentence need at the beginning and the end?
A capital and a full stop
To brush its teeth
A run around the block

3. What is the job of a simple sentence?
To mend clocks
To get a point across in a straightforward way
To manage celebrities

4. Which of the following is a simple sentence?
I worked very hard.
Because I hurt my foot

5. Look at the following sentence: The pig rolled in the mud. Identify the subject and verb:
“The” and “mud”
“In” and “the”
“Pig” and “rolled”

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Correct answers:

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