KISS Grammar- Complements Lesson Core v1 recorded

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Complements

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What is a complement?

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A complement is whatever answers the question “Whom?” or “What?” after a verb.

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Why is it important to find complements?

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Complements combine with verbs and their subjects to form clauses . The dog ate my homework . s v c

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Clauses are the building blocks of sentences >

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If you can see clauses. You will understand what you read. You will write clearly.

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Two Sentences Fire burns . Sugar is sweet. (Subject is underlined , verb is bolded )

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Take a moment and do this on your worksheet. Draw a circle around the complements.

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Fire burns . Sugar is sweet .

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Fire burns. This is only two words: subject and verb. There is no complement. We say this is “ zero complement .”

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Sugar is sweet. Three words. Subject + Verb + Complement = Clause

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A complement is whatever answers the question “Whom?” or “What?” after a verb.

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Complements combine with verbs and their subjects to form clauses . The dog ate my homework . s v c The dog ate whom or what ?

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Clauses are the building blocks of sentences >

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Now try it yourself > Go to worksheet #2.