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Identify the parts of a simple sentence that represent ‘What’s happening?’, ‘What state is being described?’, ‘Who or what is involved?’ and the surrounding circumstances

Elaborations

  • knowing that, in terms of meaning, a basic clause represents: a happening or a state (verb), who or what is involved (noun group/phrase), and the surrounding circumstances (adverb group/phrase) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • understanding that a simple sentence expresses a single idea, represented grammatically by a single independent clause (for example ‘A kangaroo is a mammal. A mammal suckles its young’) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)

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