Saturday, September 14, 2019

Quiz for Lessons 276 - 280 - Parts of the Sentence - Adjective, Adverb, & Noun Clauses

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Instructions: Find the adjective, adverb, or noun clauses in these sentences. If it is an adjective or adverb clause, tell which word it modifies, and if it is a noun clause, tell how if it is used as the subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition.

1. If the manager is unable to help, try the assistant manager.

2. The mayor is the person to whom you should write the letter.

3. The man whose neck was broken has recovered completely.

4. The scientist said that the ozone levels were dangerous.

5. The city council objected when the mayor changed his mind.

6. It is unfortunate that Mr. Jones will not return.

7. Why you don't do your work is ridiculous to me.

8. This cemetery is where your Grandfather is buried.

9. The report that the island is under water is very misleading.

10. We offered whoever told the truth clemency.


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Answers:

1. If the manager is unable to help = adverb clause modifying the verb try

2. whom you should write the letter = noun clause used as the object of the preposition

3. whose neck was broken = adjective clause modifying the subject man

4. that the ozone levels were dangerous = noun clause used as the direct object

5. when the mayor changed his mind = adverb clause modifying the verb objected

6. that Mr. Jones will not return = adverb clause modifying the predicate adjective unfortunate

7. Why you don't do your work = noun clause used as the subject

8. where your Grandfather is buried = noun clause used as the predicate nominative

9. that the island is under water = noun clause used as the appositive

10. whoever told the truth = noun clause used as the indirect object



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Friday, September 13, 2019

Lesson 280 - Parts of the Sentence - Adjective, Adverb, & Noun Clauses

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The adjective clause is used to modify a noun or a pronoun. It will begin with a relative pronoun (who, whose, whom, which, and that) or a subordinate conjunction (when and where). Those are the only words that can be used to introduce an adjective clause. The introductory word will always rename the word that it follows and modifies except when used with a preposition which will come between the introductory word and the word it renames. Examples: The student whose hand was up gave the wrong answer. Whose hand was up is the adjective clause with whose, the relative pronoun, renaming and modifying student. Jane is a person in whom I can place my confidence. Whom I can place my confidence is the adjective clause with whom, the relative pronoun, with the preposition in between it and person the word that whom renames and
modifies.

An adverb clause is a dependent clause that modifies a verb, adjective or another adverb. It usually modifies the verb.

Adverb clauses are introduced by subordinate conjunctions including after, although, as, as if, before, because, if, since, so that, than, though, unless, until, when, where, and while. These are just some of the more common ones.

Example: They arrived before the game had ended. ("before the game had ended" is the adverb clause modifying the verb arrived telling when.)

A noun clause is a dependent clause that can be used the same ways as a noun or pronoun. It can be a subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition. Some of the words that introduce noun clauses are that, whether, who, why, whom, what, how, when, whoever, where, and whomever. Notice that some of these words also introduce adjective and adverb clauses. (To check a noun clause substitute the pronoun it or the proper form of the pronouns he or she for the noun clause.) Examples: I know who said that. (I know it.) Whoever said it is wrong. (He is wrong.) Sometimes a noun clause is used without the introductory word. Example: I know that he is here. (I know he is here.)

Instructions: Find the adjective, adverb or noun clauses in these sentences. If it is an adjective or adverb clause, tell which word it modifies, and if it is a noun clause, tell if it is used as the subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition.

1. This year was the warmest year that we have had.

2. We waited for hours until we received word of his rescue.

3. The hiker whom I saw on Mount Timpanogos was eighty years old.

4. Mike thinks that he will win the lottery.

5. Who lost this wallet is a mystery to me.


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Answers:

1. that we have had = adjective clause modifying the predicate nominative year

2. until we received word of his rescue = adverb clause modifying the verb waited

3. whom I saw on Mount Timpanogos = adjective clause modifying the subject hiker

4. that he will win the lottery = noun clause used as the direct object

5. Who lost this wallet = noun clause used as the subject



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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Lesson 279 - Parts of the Sentence - Adjective, Adverb, & Noun Clauses

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The adjective clause is used to modify a noun or a pronoun. It will begin with a relative pronoun (who, whose, whom, which, and that) or a subordinate conjunction (when and where). Those are the only words that can be used to introduce an adjective clause. The introductory word will always rename the word that it follows and modifies except when used with a preposition which will come between the introductory word and the word it renames. Examples: The student whose hand was up gave the wrong answer. Whose hand was up is the adjective clause with whose, the relative pronoun, renaming and modifying student. Jane is a person in whom I can place my confidence. Whom I can place my confidence is the adjective clause with whom, the relative pronoun, with the preposition in between it and person the word that whom renames and modifies.

An adverb clause is a dependent clause that modifies a verb, adjective or another adverb. It usually modifies the verb.

Adverb clauses are introduced by subordinate conjunctions including after, although, as, as if, before, because, if, since, so that, than, though, unless, until, when, where, and while. These are just some of the more common ones.

Example: They arrived before the game had ended. ("before the game had ended" is the adverb clause modifying the verb arrived telling when.)

A noun clause is a dependent clause that can be used the same ways as a noun or pronoun. It can be a subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition. Some of the words that introduce noun clauses are that, whether, who, why, whom, what, how, when, whoever, where, and whomever. Notice that some of these words also introduce adjective and adverb clauses. (To check a noun clause substitute the pronoun it or the proper form of the pronouns he or she for the noun clause.) Examples: I know who said that. (I know it.) Whoever said it is wrong. (He is wrong.) Sometimes a noun clause is used without the introductory word. Example: I know that he is here. (I know he is here.)

Instructions: Find the adjective, adverb or noun clauses in these sentences. If it is an adjective or adverb clause, tell which word it modifies, and if it is a noun clause, tell if it is used as the subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition.

1. That the tiger was gentle and tame was not certain.

2. Do not use that comb which has no teeth.

3. If the treaty is signed, the President will leave at once.

4. Patty explained how embalming is done.

5. Jack asked why the game had been canceled.


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Answers:

1. That the tiger was gentle and tame = noun clause used as the subject

2. which has no teeth = adjective clause modifying the direct object comb

3. If the treaty is signed = adverb clause modifying the verb will leave

4. how embalming is done = noun clause used as the direct object

5. why the game had been canceled = noun clause used as the direct object



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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Lesson 278 - Parts of the Sentence - Adjective, Adverb, & Noun Clauses

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The adjective clause is used to modify a noun or a pronoun. It will begin with a relative pronoun (who, whose, whom, which, and that) or a subordinate conjunction (when and where). Those are the only words that can be used to introduce an adjective clause. The introductory word will always rename the word that it follows and modifies except when used with a preposition which will come between the introductory word and the word it renames. Examples: The student whose hand was up gave the wrong answer. Whose hand was up is the adjective clause with whose, the relative pronoun, renaming and modifying student. Jane is a person in whom I can place my confidence. Whom I can place my confidence is the adjective clause with whom, the relative pronoun, with the preposition in between it and person the word that whom renames and modifies.

An adverb clause is a dependent clause that modifies a verb, adjective or another adverb. It usually modifies the verb.

Adverb clauses are introduced by subordinate conjunctions including after, although, as, as if, before, because, if, since, so that, than, though, unless, until, when, where, and while. These are just some of the more common ones.

Example: They arrived before the game had ended. ("before the game had ended" is the adverb clause modifying the verb arrived telling when.)

A noun clause is a dependent clause that can be used the same ways as a noun or pronoun. It can be a subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition. Some of the words that introduce noun clauses are that, whether, who, why, whom, what, how, when, whoever, where, and whomever. Notice that some of these words also introduce adjective and adverb clauses. (To check a noun clause substitute the pronoun it or the proper form of the pronouns he or she for the noun clause.) Examples: I know who said that. (I know it.) Whoever said it is wrong. (He is wrong.) Sometimes a noun clause is used without the introductory word. Example: I know that he is here. (I know he is here.)

Instructions: Find the adjective, adverb or noun clauses in these sentences. If it is an adjective or adverb clause, tell which word it modifies, and if it is a noun clause, tell if it is used as the subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition.

1. Then I learned the truth, that I had been cheated.

2. The trick that he played on me was not funny.

3. He hopes that he can learn to ski.

4. It is obvious that you want no help.

5. The truth is that freedom is not free.


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Answers:

1. that I had been cheated = noun clause used as the appositive

2. that he played on me = adjective clause modifying the subject trick

3. that he can learn to ski = noun clause used as the direct object

4. that you want no help = adverb clause modifying the predicate adjective obvious

5. that freedom is not free = noun clause used as the predicate nominative



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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Lesson 277 - Parts of the Sentence - Adjective, Adverb, & Noun Clauses

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The adjective clause is used to modify a noun or a pronoun. It will begin with a relative pronoun (who, whose, whom, which, and that) or a subordinate conjunction (when and where). Those are the only words that can be used to introduce an adjective clause. The introductory word will always rename the word that it follows and modifies except when used with a preposition which will come between the introductory word and the word it renames. Examples: The student whose hand was up gave the wrong answer. Whose hand was up is the adjective clause with whose, the relative pronoun, renaming and modifying student. Jane is a person in whom I can place my confidence. Whom I can place my confidence is the adjective clause with whom, the relative pronoun, with the preposition in between it and person the word that whom renames and modifies.

An adverb clause is a dependent clause that modifies a verb, adjective or another adverb. It usually modifies the verb.

Adverb clauses are introduced by subordinate conjunctions including after, although, as, as if, before, because, if, since, so that, than, though, unless, until, when, where, and while. These are just some of the more common ones.

Example: They arrived before the game had ended. ("before the game had ended" is the adverb clause modifying the verb arrived telling when.)

A noun clause is a dependent clause that can be used the same ways as a noun or pronoun. It can be a subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition. Some of the words that introduce noun clauses are that, whether, who, why, whom, what, how, when, whoever, where, and whomever. Notice that some of these words also introduce adjective and adverb clauses. (To check a noun clause substitute the pronoun it or the proper form of the pronouns he or she for the noun clause.) Examples: I know who said that. (I know it.) Whoever said it is wrong. (He is wrong.) Sometimes a noun clause is used without the introductory word. Example: I know that he is here. (I know he is here.)

Instructions: Find the adjective, adverb or noun clauses in these sentences. If it is an adjective or adverb clause, tell which word it modifies, and if it is a noun clause, tell if it is used as the subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition.

1. You can make a shirt from whatever material I don't use.

2. What the audience wanted was another selection.

3. Whenever Barbara does well, she is really excited.

4. The boy was working faster than I could.

5. I gave whoever wanted one a pamphlet.


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Answers:

1. whatever material I don't use = noun clause used as the object of the preposition

2. What the audience wanted = noun clause used as the subject

3. Whenever Barbara does well = adverb clause modifying the predicate adjective excited

4. than I could (work fast) = adverb clause modifying the adverb faster

5. whoever wanted one = noun clause used as an indirect object

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Lesson 276 - Parts of the Sentence - Adjective, Adverb, & Noun Clauses

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The adjective clause is used to modify a noun or a pronoun. It will begin with a relative pronoun (who, whose, whom, which, and that) or a subordinate conjunction (when and where). Those are the only words that can be used to introduce an adjective clause. The introductory word will always rename the word that it follows and modifies except when used with a preposition which will come between the introductory word and the word it renames. Examples: The student whose hand was up gave the wrong answer. Whose hand was up is the adjective clause with whose, the relative pronoun, renaming and modifying student. Jane is a person in whom I can place my confidence. Whom I can place my confidence is the adjective clause with whom, the relative pronoun, with the preposition in between it and person the word that whom renames and modifies.

An adverb clause is a dependent clause that modifies a verb, adjective or another adverb. It usually modifies the verb.

Adverb clauses are introduced by subordinate conjunctions including after, although, as, as if, before, because, if, since, so that, than, though, unless, until, when, where, and while. These are just some of the more common ones.

Example: They arrived before the game had ended. ("before the game had ended" is the adverb clause modifying the verb arrived telling when.)

A noun clause is a dependent clause that can be used the same ways as a noun or pronoun. It can be a subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition. Some of the words that introduce noun clauses are that, whether, who, why, whom, what, how, when, whoever, where, and whomever. Notice that some of these words also introduce adjective and adverb clauses. (To check a noun clause substitute the pronoun it or the proper form of the pronouns he or she for the noun clause.) Examples: I know who said that. (I know it.) Whoever said it is wrong. (He is wrong.) Sometimes a noun clause is used without the introductory word. Example: I know that he is here. (I know he is here.)

Instructions: Find the adjective, adverb, or noun clauses in these sentences.  If it is an adjective or adverb clause, tell which word it modifies, and if it is a noun clause, tell if it is used as the subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition.

1. Donna is my mother-in-law who died several years ago.

2. Atlantic City is where the Boardwalk is located.

3. The man had another back operation because he ruptured another disk.

4. A nurse can find a job wherever she goes.

5. Now I understand why you didn't want to attend.


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Answers:

1. who died several year ago = adjective clause modifying the predicate nominative mother-in-law

2. where the Boardwalk is located = noun clause used as the predicate nominative

3. because he ruptured another disk = adverb clause modifying the verb had

4. wherever she goes = adverb clause modifying the verb can find

5. why you didn't want to attend = noun clause used as the direct object



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Saturday, September 7, 2019

Quiz for Lessons 271 - 275 - Parts of the Sentence - Noun Clauses

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Instructions: Find the noun clauses in the following sentences and tell how they are used.  (Subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition)

1. How the prisoner escaped is a mystery.

2. My feeling is that the robbery was an inside job.

3. Everyone is wondering how he could just disappear.

4. The news that he had escaped frightened the whole town.

5. The police have offered whoever finds the stolen diamonds a reward.

6. The family has had no word about where he might be.

7. That we were ready to go was a miracle.

8. Give whoever wants to go a ride to the game.

9. That you are losing ground was evident from the polls.

10. Whoever injured the handicapped woman must be feeling guilty.


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Answers:

1. How the prisoner escaped = subject

2. that the robbery was an inside job = predicate nominative

3. how he could just disappear = direct object

4. that he had escaped = appositive

5. whoever finds the stolen diamonds = indirect object

6. where he might be = object of the preposition

7. That we were ready to go = subject

8. whoever wants to go = indirect object

9. That you are losing ground = subject

10. Whoever injured the handicapped woman = subject



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Friday, September 6, 2019

Lesson 275 - Parts of the Sentence - Noun Clauses

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A noun clause is a dependent clause that can be used in the same way as a noun or pronoun. It can be a subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition. Some of the words that introduce noun clauses are that, whether, who, why, whom, what, how, when, whoever, where, and whomever. Notice that some of these words also introduce adjective and adverb clauses. (To check a noun clause substitute the pronoun it or the proper form of the pronouns he or she for the noun clause.) Examples: I know who said that. (I know it.) Whoever said it is wrong. (He is wrong.) Sometimes a noun clause is used without the introductory word. Example: I know that he is here. (I know he is here.)

Instructions: Find the noun clauses in the following sentences and tell how they are used. (Subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition)

1. We will send the money to whoever asks for it.

2. Do you know how dynamite is made?

3. My hope that we visit Mount Rushmore is now a family idea.

4. His difficulty is that he cannot read.

5. Whoever said that is totally incorrect.


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Answers:

1. whoever asks for it = object of the preposition

2. how dynamite is made = direct object

3. that we visit Mount Rushmore = appositive

4. that he cannot read = predicate nominative

5. Whoever said that = subject



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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Lesson 274 - Parts of the Sentence - Noun Clauses

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A noun clause is a dependent clause that can be used in the same way as a noun or pronoun. It can be a subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition. Some of the words that introduce noun clauses are that, whether, who, why, whom, what, how, when, whoever, where, and whomever. Notice that some of these words also introduce adjective and adverb clauses. (To check a noun clause substitute the pronoun it or the proper form of the pronouns he or she for the noun clause.) Examples: I know who said that. (I know it.) Whoever said it is wrong. (He is wrong.) Sometimes a noun clause is used without the introductory word. Example: I know that he is here. (I know he is here.)

Instructions: Find the noun clauses in the following sentences and tell how they are used. (Subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition)

1. That he is an honest man cannot be denied.

2. Give whoever can prove ownership the money.

3. I have no opinion about who caused the problem.

4. He knows that he should be long-suffering.

5. A short vacation is what the family is planning.


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Answers:

1. That he is an honest man = subject

2. whoever can prove ownership = indirect object

3. who caused the problem = object of the preposition

4. that he should be long-suffering = direct object

5. what the family is planning = predicate nominative



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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Lesson 273 - Parts of the Sentence - Noun Clauses

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A noun clause is a dependent clause that can be used in the same way as a noun or pronoun. It can be a subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition. Some of the words that introduce noun clauses are that, whether, who, why, whom, what, how, when, whoever, where, and whomever. Notice that some of these words also introduce adjective and adverb clauses. (To check a noun clause substitute the pronoun it or the proper form of the pronouns he or she for the noun clause.) Examples: I know who said that. (I know it.) Whoever said it is wrong. (He is wrong.) Sometimes a noun clause is used without the introductory word. Example: I know that he is here. (I know he is here.)

Instructions: Find the noun clauses in the following sentences and tell how they are used.  (Subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition)

1. Jeff's plea that he might buy a car was denied.

2. Give whoever calls first the prize.

3. Do you know why those people are protesting?

4. His excuse is that he was ill this morning.

5. Send on this secret mission whoever is the best qualified.


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Answers:

1. that he might buy a car = appositive

2. whoever calls first = indirect object

3. why those people are protesting = direct object

4. that he was ill this morning = predicate nominative

5. whoever is the best qualified = direct object



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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Lesson 272 - Parts of the Sentence - Noun Clauses

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A noun clause is a dependent clause that can be used in the same way as a noun or pronoun. It can be a subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition. Some of the words that introduce noun clauses are that, whether, who, why, whom, what, how, when, whoever, where, and whomever. Notice that some of these words also introduce adjective and adverb clauses. (To check a noun clause substitute the pronoun it or the proper form of the pronouns he or she for the noun clause.) Examples: I know who said that. (I know it.) Whoever said it is wrong. (He is wrong.) Sometimes a noun clause is used without the introductory word. Example: I know that he is here. (I know he is here.)

Instructions: Find the noun clauses in the following sentences and tell how they are used. (Subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition)

1. I do not know where he is going to stay.

2. How rich I am should concern no one except me.

3. That I should get a haircut is Mother's idea.

4. I wonder where my shoes are.

5. The money goes to whoever wins the race.


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Answers:

1. where he is going to stay = direct object

2. How rich I am = subject

3. That I should get a haircut = subject

4. where my shoes are = direct object

5. whoever wins the race = object of the preposition



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Monday, September 2, 2019

Lesson 271 - Parts of the Sentence - Noun Clauses

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A noun clause is a dependent clause that can be used in the same way as a noun or pronoun. It can be a subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition. Some of the words that introduce noun clauses are that, whether, who, why, whom, what, how, when, whoever, where, and whomever. Notice that some of these words also introduce adjective and adverb clauses. (To check a noun clause substitute the pronoun it or the proper form of the pronouns he or she for the noun clause.) Examples: I know who said that. (I know it.) Whoever said it is wrong. (He is wrong.) Sometimes a noun clause is used without the introductory word. Example: I know that he is here. (I know he is here.)

Instructions: Find the noun clauses in the following sentences and tell how they are used. (Subject, predicate nominative, direct object, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition)

1. One should profit from what he sees and learns.

2. Her idea that I hire you was a very good one.

3. We wonder what your plans for the trip are.

4. My hope is that we may visit in Boston.

5. Why you did not hire me is hard to comprehend.


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Answers:

1. what he sees and learns = object of the preposition

2. that I hire you = appositive

3. what your plans for the trip are = direct object

4. that we may visit in Boston = predicate nominative

5. Why you did not hire me = subject



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Saturday, August 31, 2019

Quiz for Lessons 266 - 270 - Parts of the Sentence - Adverb Clauses

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Instructions: Find the adverb clauses in these sentences and tell what word they modify. If it is a reduced adverb clause or elliptical adverb clause add the missing words.

1. You seem very happy when you help other people.

2. While you wait, we will detail your car.

3. I am happier than I ever was before.

4. That horse is more obstinate than a mule.

5. After seeing the final act, the audience applauded enthusiastically.

6. The woman took notes while being taught to cook with broccoli.

7. Ben fields baseballs better than he hits.

8. Although never having held office, the candidate decided to run for governor.

9. As the lions approached the carcass, the cheetahs retreated once more.

10. While eating, I choked on a bone.


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Answers:

1. when you help other people modifies the predicate adjective happy

2. While you wait modifies the verb will detail

3. than I ever was (happy) before modifies the predicate adjective happier

4. than a mule (is obstinate) modifies the predicate adjective obstinate

5. After (they saw) the final act modifies the verb applauded

6. while (she was) being taught to cook with broccoli modifies the verb took

7. than he hits (baseballs well) modifies the adverb better

8. Although (he had) never held office modifies the verb decided

9. As the lions approached the carcass modifies the verb retreated

10. While (I was) eating modifies the verb choked



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Friday, August 30, 2019

Lesson 270 - Parts of the Sentence - Adverb Clauses

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Adverb clauses like adjective clauses can give variety to your sentences. Sometimes we find adverb clauses that have left some words out. They are called reduced adverb clauses. Example: While (she was) speaking to the timid student, the teacher spoke slowly.

Instructions: Find the adverb clauses in these sentences and tell what word they modify. If it is a reduced adverb clause or elliptical adverb clause add the missing words.

1. You act as if I enjoy punishing you.

2. The contractor roughened the concrete while it was still wet.

3. My sister is smarter than I.

4. The manager talked with the workers after listening to their suggestions.

5. Before returning to work, he ate his lunch.


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Answers:

1. as if I enjoy punishing you modifies the verb act

2. while it was still wet modifies the verb roughened

3. than I (am smart) modifies the predicate adjective smarter

4. after (he had listened) to their suggestions modifies the verb talked

5. Before (he returned) to work modifies the verb ate



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