Trees and Interjections
Adding interjections to trees is simple.
- Treat them as a one-word sentence if they stand alone.
- Place them left of what goes before the first verb if they are attached to the sentence.
Interjections That Stand Alone
Example: Darn it!
We will color interjections gray.
Interjections Attached to a Sentence
Example: Hello, I would like to talk to Bill.
Small Group Class Activity
Label the parts of speech of the following sentence. Then draw and, if your teacher wishes, color the tree.
Sentence = red
Nouns = brown
Verbs = green
Determiners = blue
Prepositions = pink
Pronouns = purple
Adjectives = orange
Conjunctions = yellow
Interjections = gray
- Good grief!
- Darn, I should have bet on the Nuggets!
Individual or Small Group Activity
Complete the exercise: Romania