Parts of Speech

Nouns - name a person, place or thing. We color code them in yellow. They can be found as subject nouns or objects of the prepositions.

Pronouns - take the place of a noun. We color code them in yellow. The 7 subject pronouns are "I and We, He and She, It and, They and You." The 7 possessive pronouns are "My and Our, His and Her, Its and Their and Your."

Verbs - show action by telling what the subject does. We color code them in orange. They start the complete predicate.

Adjectives - modify or tell about a noun or a pronoun. They ask the questions, "What kind? Which one? or How many?" We color code them in blue.

Article Adjectives - are adjectives. They are also called noun markers. We color code them in red. They are red because it reminds us of a flashing light. They warn us that a noun is coming soon in our sentence.

Adverbs - modify or tell about a verb, adjective, or another adverb. They ask the questions, "How? When? or Where?" We color code them in purple. Lots of adverbs end in -ly, but just because a word ends in -ly doesn't mean that it is always an adverb though.

Prepositions - connect a noun or pronoun to the rest of the sentence. We color code them in green.

Sentence Structure - Subject and Predicate

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Capitalization Rules

Always capitalize:

1. The first word of a sentence.

2. The pronoun "I".

3. The names of people and pets.

4. Initials and titles used with people's names.

5. The names of streets, cities, states and countries.

6. The days of the week, months of the year and holidays.

Punctuation Rules

1. Use a period after initials.

2. Use a period after an abbreviation.

3. Use a comma to separate the city from the state.

4. Use a comma between the day and the year.

5. Put a period or question mark at the end of a sentence.

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