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Shurley English Terms, Questions and Labels

(These are terms that might be helpful as the year goes on when helping your child with Shurley English)

Five parts of a complete sentence. (Subject, verb, complete sense, capital letter and end mark.

  • Nouns:  Name of a person, place or thing…Question: Who? Or What? To find the subject in a sentence… Marked with a: SN (Subject Noun)
  • Verbs:  Actions… Question: What is being said about the subject? Marked with a: V (Verb)
  • Adverbs: Modify or describe a verb, adjective, or another adverb…Question: How? When? Where? Marked with an: Adv (Adverb)
  • Adjective:  Modify or describe a noun or pronoun… Question:  What kind? Which one? How many? Marked with an: Adj (Adjective)
  • Article Adjective: A, an, the… Marked with an: A (Article Adjective)
  • Preposition: Join words in a sentence… Question:  What or whom if the answer is a noun or pronoun the word is a preposition.  Mark with a: P (Preposition)
  • Object of Preposition: Prepositions always have an object… A noun or pronoun that answers the what? or whom? question is the object of the preposition… Marked with an: OP (Object of the Preposition)

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