2nd Grade - Complete Vs. Incomplete Sentences

 
     
 
     
 
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2nd
Grammar
Complete vs. incomplete sentences
Distinguish between complete and incomplete sentences.
Identify and write sentences. Identify the naming and action parts of sentences.
 

Sample Problems

(1)

What is a sentence? (tells who or what someone or something is doing)

(2)

What part of a sentence tells who or what did or does something? (naming part) Underline this part in the sentence below.

Tammy and I walk down the street.

(3)

What part of a sentence tells what the naming part did or does? (action part)

Underline this part in the sentence below.

Tammy and I walk down the street.

(4)

Circle the correct answer.


The first word in a complete sentence always begins with what kind of letter and ends with what kind of mark?


  1. capital letter and punctuation mark

  2. lowercase letter and punctuation mark

  3. capital letter and lowercase letter

  4. lowercase letter and a verb


(5)

In the space provided draw three examples of punctuation marks that can be used to complete a sentence.


(. ? !)


Learning Tips

(1)

A sentence tells what someone or something did or does. Have your child create simple sentences. Ask your child to tell you who or what the sentence is about. Ask your child to tell what the person or thing did or does.

(2)

The naming part of a sentence tells who or what did or does something. The naming part of a sentence can be made up of one word or many words. Create simple sentences with your child on writing paper. Encourage him/her to underline each naming part in the sentence.

(3)

The action part of the sentence tells what the naming part did or does. The action part of a sentence may be more than just the action part itself. Have your child create simple sentences on writing paper. As your child reads the sentence, encourage him/her to act out the action part. This will help your child differentiate between the naming and action part.

(4)

Remind your child that a sentence is a complete idea, starts with a capital letter, and ends with some type of punctuation (period, question mark, or exclamation mark). To help your child remember to use a punctuation mark at the end of each sentence, create a sound that your child would make as he/she writes the sentence. For example, your child might write the sentence; “I like to play outside.” You and your child might make a buzz sound as he/she writes a period. This sound recognition will help your child to remember using punctuation. Encourage your child to do this with punctuation after each sentence.

(5)

To help your child better understand naming and action parts; play a game a memory with him/her. Take complete sentences and write the naming part in one color on a card and the action part in another color on another card. Continue to do this with different sentences. You may choose to write all naming parts in the color blue and action parts in the color red. Turn all of the cards face down. Have your child turn over two cards. If the card is a match, he/she can take the pair of cards and then take another turn. If the cards are not a match, the player must turn the two cards back over and the next player gets a turn. The player at the end with the most matches is the winner.

Extra Help Problems

(1)

Tell whether the sentence is complete or incomplete. Circle complete or incomplete.


Barked at the squirrel. (Complete or Incomplete)


(2)

Tell whether the sentence is complete or incomplete. Circle complete or incomplete.


The two girls ran down the road. (Complete or Incomplete)


(3)

Circle the naming part that completes the sentence.


_________________ dress their dolls.

The girls, Jumps over)


(4)

Circle the naming part that completes the sentence.


_________________ rang.

(Played tag, The phone)


(5)

Write the naming part on the line that completes the sentence.


_________________ colored with their crayons.

(Ran, Children)

(6)

Circle the action part that completes the sentence.


The big band (a friend, marched up the street).


(7)

Put an X on the action part that does not complete the sentence.


A leaf (fell, table).


(8)

Complete the sentence by adding a naming part.


_________________ danced in the yard.


(9)

Complete the sentence by adding an action part.


The monkey ______________________.


(10)

Underline the complete sentence.


The teacher read the book. Jumped in the pool.


(11)

Underline the complete sentence.


My neighbors. The family ate dinner.


(12)

Put an X on the sentence that is incomplete.


Drew a picture. She wore a beautiful necklace.


(13)

What is a sentence? _____________________________________________

(14)

What part of the sentence tells who or what did or does something?

______________________________

(15)

Underline the naming part in the sentence below.


Tammy and I walk down the street.

(16)

Circle the answer.


What part of the sentence tells what the naming part did or does?


action part punctuation


(17)

Underline the action part in the sentence below.


I ride my bike at the park.


(18)

Fill in the blanks to complete the sentence.


The first word in a complete sentence always begins with a ______________ letter and ends with a __________________ mark.

(19)

In the space provided draw three examples of punctuation marks that can be used to complete a sentence.


(20)

Draw a line to match the punctuation mark in Column A its name in Column B.


Column A Column B

. questions mark


? period


! exclamation mark

(21)

Draw a line to match the naming part in Column A with the action part Column B to complete the sentence.


Column A Column B

The bird barked loudly.


The dog ride their bikes.


Jim and Sandy flew in the sky.


(22)

Put together a naming part and an action part to make complete sentences. Write the complete sentences on the lines below.


bounced. flew in the sky. likes to play ball.


An airplane The ball My friend


__________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________


(23)

Another name for the naming part of the sentence is the ________________.

(24)

Circle the best answer.


What is another name for the action part of the sentence?


  1. the subject

  2. an interrogative

  3. the predicate

  4. a question


(25)

Read the paragraph. Put an X on the incomplete sentence.


My Favorite Subject


My favorite subject in school is Math. I love it because I like to work with numbers. Practice extra math problems at home. My favorite lesson in Math is when we get to work with money. I am so good at counting change.


 

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