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- Study the Lesson for mastery.
- Complete all Memory Work in bold print.
- Complete the lesson Exam.
What is the color of chalk? It is white. Chalk breaks easily: is it tough or brittle? It is brittle. We can not see through it: hence we say it is opaque.
We will join the words white, brittle and opaque with the word chalk, thus:
Chalk is white.
Chalk is brittle.
Chalk is opaque.
Each of these groups of words makes complete sense and is called a Sentence.
- A Sentence is a group of words making complete sense.
Each group is also called a Proposition.
2. A Proposition is a thought expressed in words.
In writing sentences, observe the following directions:
- Begin each sentence with a capital letter.
- Spell each word correctly.
- Place a period [.] at the end of every sentence that declares something, or makes a command.
- Place an interrogation point [?] at the end of every question.
- Never divide a syllable at the end of a line.
- Elementary Grammar, Lesson 03 Exam