A word can have many different functions in a sentence. They can be the actor of the sentence where they are the doer of the action. In that case they would serve as the subject of the sentence. Words that perform an action are called verbs. Words can also serve as the direct objects where they are the receiver of this action or the indirect object if they are the secondary receiver of the objects. The series of worksheets in this collection will help students learn to identify the function of a word in a sentence.
The Function of Words Worksheets To Print:
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the position of the words in the sentences.
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you make up your mind to start your own seeds.
How to Use a Sentence Meaning to Define a Word?
Sometimes, while we are reading a text, we can understand the sense or meaning being conveyed by a statement or a paragraph but are unable to understand the fixed meaning of some complex words that are being used to convey the over-all idea. While many readers choose not to ponder over that unfamiliar word since they have guessed the overall meaning from the context, it is advisable to try and learn the meaning of that unfamiliar word too so that it may never confuse you in future. Among other ways of knowing the meaning and defining that particular word, one way is to use the meaning of the sentence to define a particular word’s meaning in that sentence. This task can be accomplished by following the given steps:
Translate the Sentence
Try to translate the sentence in easy words or your native language. If the translation makes sense to you, try to relate this over-all translation or meaning of the sentence to that unfamiliar word and try guessing that meaning that is being given to the overall sentence by the word. There is a higher chance that you will be able to understand and define that particular word simply by following this step.
Work On the Statement's Meaning After Removing the Word
Remove the word from the sentence and see what effect it causes on the meaning of the statement. This practice is likely to get you to the definition and meaning of that unknown word easily.
Use Synonyms and Antonyms
After you have understood what particular meaning is being given to the sentence by that word, try replacing it with its synonyms and antonyms to see if the meaning is changing accordingly. If this trick works, you can be sure that the definition you have attributed to that word is right.