Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Spanish Sentence

Spanish Grammar: The Spanish Sentence
The Spanish Sentence — Defined
A sentence is a group of words expressing a complete thought. It has two parts: the subject (noun or pronoun) and its modifiers, and the predicate (verb) and its modifiers.

The subject is that part about which something is said, and the predicate tells that which is said about the subject. The subject is broken up into the subject word and its modifiers, and the predicate is broken up into the predicate word and its modifiers.

The black horse / runs a beautiful race. "The black horse" is the complete subject, "horse" being the subject word modified by the adjectives "the" and "black." "Runs a beautiful race" is the complete predicate, "runs" being the predicate word modified by the phrase "a beautiful race."

Types of Sentences
In both English and Spanish, sentences are classified, according to use, as declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory.

A DECLARATIVE SENTENCE makes a statement.

John is a good student.


Has the mailman arrived yet?

An IMPERATIVE SENTENCE states a request or command.

Come back in about an hour.

An EXCLAMATORY SENTENCE expresses strong feeling or emotion.

How pretty she is!

En Español la oración esta compuesta básicamente por el Sujeto y el Predicado.
El sujeto es de quien se habla en la oración, y el Predicado es lo que se dice o explica del sujeto.

Si usted tiene más preguntas o dudas con gusto le puedo responder.
If you have questions or doubts I will be pleased to answer.

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