Monday, September 28, 2009

Websquest, In-class assignment- Caleb Caswell, Jenny Nielsen, Ramona Korpan

There are many aspects and factors that are integral to expressing a proper sentence in the English language. Aside from the main parts of speech (nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc), there are other important elements that one must consider; such as using Capital letters, italics, the apostrophe, the hyphen and numbers properly. The proper use of grammar is important because it is how the sentence has form and structure and enables one's ideas to be expressed in a clear and concise manner.
Language is a way to enter into conversation and when conversation is written, understanding the mechanics of a sentence can lead to better clarification and definition of the thoughts you are trying to express. Learning the historical background of English can be a boon towards understanding and appreciating the elegant structure and foundation of this widely spoken dialect.
English achieves beauty in its language by using descriptors; the two most common being adjectives and adverbs. Adjectives describe simple objects, places and things in general, while adverbs describe action. They modify or add to the meaning of other words in the sentence. More detail is given when using descriptors which helps to obtain a deeper level of understanding.
It is of paramount importance to be able to locate nouns and verbs within the two parts of a sentence because these are the base structures for the entire thought. They are what the rest of the sentence builds upon. Nouns and pronouns are considered the subjects of the sentence, they are what the sentence is about. Predicates (verbs) are what the subjects are doing.

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