ESL: Why am I here?
An interrogative sentence asks a question. It begins with a capital letter and ends with a question mark.
These are interrogative sentences:
Mr. Golden: I will give you examples then you will turn to the person on your right and ask them a question:
Mr. Golden: May I have your complete attention?
Classmate: Are you stupid?
Mr. Golden: What do they eat in your country?
Classmate: Is your family on welfare?
Mr. Golden: Do you speak English?
Will you speak up?
Will you shut up?
Why do I bother?
Let us try again: Are you an American?
Class: Will this be on the test?
Make interrogative sentences from these words.
a friend of yours
a friend of mine
about my country
work for our money
"And so that's one of the ESL lessons. The other one is that she shows Mister Golden one of her poems that is a bilingual poem. And he says, 'You're a poet.' And so this one is on the exclamatory sentence."
ESL: I am a poet!
An exclamatory sentence is a strong emotion expressed in words. It begins with a capital letter and ends with an exclamation mark.
These are exclamatory sentences:
Mr. Golden is a musician!
Mrs. Golden is a singer!
He thinks I am a good writer!
I wrote a poem!
He wrote music for my words!
She wants to record it as a song!
Use these words in exclamatory sentences:
the poetry contest
laughing at me
happy in English
happy in Spanish
end of the year assembly
And the last lesson is the subject of a sentence. It's called "I Am a Poet".
ESL: I am a poet.
Subject of a Sentence
The subject of a sentence is the part talked about.
The subjects of these sentences are underlined:
The girl thinks she is an American.
Marķa thinks she is good in English.
The girl can write.
Marķa speaks with an accent.
The poem has an accent just like Marķa's.
The poem is bilingual.
The teacher likes Marķa.
He said to the class, why can't you be more like Marķa Alegre?
He said to the class, why must you always act like fools?
The class laughed at Marķa.
Find the subject in these sentences:
Their laughter is what Marķa Alegre feared.
Their mockery of her accent, their teasing about her poetry
turned her into Marķa Triste.
Poets are often unhappy, Mr. Golden said and almost always poor.