Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Lesson 2 - Parts of Speech - Verbs

Instructions: Find the verbs in these sentences. These verbs will be state of being verbs.

1. My uncle is a pilot.

2. The pie looks good.

3. You seem upset.


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Answers:

1. is

2. looks

3. seem

These verbs are state of being or linking verbs. Some common linking verbs are is, am, are, was, were, be, being, been, seem, look, feel, and become. They do not show action. They just show that something exists.

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Lesson 1 - Parts of Speech - Verbs

Verbs are the most important words in a sentence. Verbs are the first of the eight parts of speech that we will be studying. Most verbs are action words, but a few verbs indicate state of being or existence. The first lessons will be about verbs, and how they are recognized and used.

Instructions: Find the verbs in the following sentences. They are action verbs.

1. The wolf ran across the sand.

2. Sit down.

3. The dog barked at the man.


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Answers:

1. ran

2. sit

3. barked

All three verbs are action verbs since they show action. Action verbs are the most common verbs.

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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Quiz for Lessons 436 - 440 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Brackets/Slash

Instructions: Make the necessary changes in these sentences by using brackets and slashes as learned in the lessons.

1. "The bear loved the sweat honey in the tree."

2. You will need two thirds of a cup for this recipe.

3. Send the letter to me in care of my father.

4. The man saw the doctor Dr. Rymechisel on his second visit to the clinic.

5. Mr. and or Miss Smith will be at the reception.

6. I drive my car 75 miles per hour on the highway in Montana.

7. "The theif was eager to get away from the crime."

8. Mr. Reed the man with the mask is my next door neighbor.

9. I type about 40 words per minute.

10. This must have happened about 1984 or 1985.


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Answers:

1. "The bear loved the sweat [sic] honey in the tree."

2. You will need 2/3 cup for this recipe.

3. Send the letter to me c/o my father.

4. The man saw the doctor [Dr. Rymechisel] on his second visit to the clinic.

5. Mr. and/or Miss Smith will be at the reception.

6. I drive my car 75 mi./hr. on the highway in Montana.

7. "The theif [sic] was eager to get away from the crime."

8. Mr. Reed [the man with the mask] is my next door neighbor.

9. I type about 40 words/minute.

10. This must have happened about 1984/1985.

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Lesson 440 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Slash

Use the slash (/) in abbreviations such as c/o (in care of) and to replace per mi./hr., words/min.

Instructions: Put slashes and abbreviations where they are needed in these sentences.

1. This car can go over 200 miles per hour.

2. My secretary types 80 words per minute.

3. Send it in care of The Boston Factory.

4. This snail moves only 3 feet per minute.

5. In Canada speed is measured in kilometers per hour.


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Answers:

1. This car can go over 200 mi./hr.

2. My secretary types 80 words/min.

3. Send it c/o The Boston Factory.

4. This snail moves only 3 ft./min.

5. In Canada speed is measured in km./hr.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Lesson 439 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Slash

Use a slash (/) to separate parts of a choice. Example: Mr./Mrs. Smith will speak to us first.

Instructions: Put slashes where they are needed in these sentences.

1. Jeff and or Jim may return by train.

2. Miss Ms. Jones is a special guest of the company.

3. Mr. Mrs. James was surely the driver of the car.

4. We and or they will be given the chance to see the bears.

5. Sir Madame Chorsky will christen the new ship.


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Answers:

1. Jeff and/or Jim may return by train.

2. Miss/Ms. Jones is a special guest of the company.

3. Mr./Mrs. James was surely the driver of the car.

4. We and/or they will be given the chance to see the bears.

5. Sir/Madame Chorsky will christen the new ship.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Lesson 438 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Slash

Use a slash (/) to separate parts of fractions. Example: 2/3, 15/16

Instructions: Replace the fractions in these sentences by using numbers with the slash.

1. We only need three quarters of a yard of that material.

2. That door is three sixteenths too long to fit.

3. You only get one-half of the money.

4. She was asleep one fourth of the time when she should have been working.

5. This must be within one sixty-fourth of an inch.


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Answers:

1. We only need 3/4 of a yard of that material.

2. That door is 3/16's too long to fit.

3. You only get 1/2 of the money.

4. She was asleep 1/4 of the time when she should have been working.

5. This must be within 1/64 of an inch.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Lesson 437 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Brackets

Use a bracketed sic [meaning "thus in the original"] to show that an error in quoted material is not an error in quoting, but the error was in the original text. Example: "i [sic] felt very bad." (The "I" should have been capitalized.)

Instructions: Insert [sic] where needed in the following sentences.

1. "The robber put the monie in the canvas bag."

2. "I will be leaving early tommorrow by train."

3. "I wanted to kill the man because he was a Yanky."

4. "He was a nown criminal by everyone there."

5. He complained, "I ain't going."


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Answers:

1. "The robber put the monie [sic] in the canvas bag."

2. "I will be leaving early tommorrow [sic] by train."

3. "I wanted to kill the man because he was a Yanky [sic]."

4. "He was a nown [sic] criminal by everyone there."

5. He complained, "I ain't [sic] going."

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Lesson 436 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Brackets

Use brackets to enclose comments, criticisms, or corrections inserted by someone other than the original writer or speaker. Example: Anyone who met him [the author] respected his authority.

Instructions: Place brackets where they are needed in these sentences.

1. Everyone who knew him the deceased recognized the loss to the community.

2. In his biography My Only Love he wrote about his job.

3. I think the day was the 3rd 4th that you were here.

4. The witness said, "I saw him the defendant coming out the back door."

5. With his new book The Last Day he should become a millionaire.


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Answers:

1. Everyone who knew him [the deceased] recognized the loss to the community.

2. In his biography [My Only Love] he wrote about his job.

3. I think the day was the 3rd [4th] that you were here.

4. The witness said, "I saw him [the defendant] coming out the back door."

5. With his new book [The Last Day] he should become a millionaire.

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Quiz for Lessons 431 - 435 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Parentheses

Instructions: Use parentheses where needed in these sentences.

1. I'll get back to you tomorrow Friday.

2. Which country countries do you want to visit?

3. You put fifty-four 54 books on that shelf.

4. The ACLU American Civil Liberties Union is going to bring a suit.

5. If you want to be healthy, you must 1 eat good food, 2 get sufficient exercise, and 3 get adequate sleep.

6. The Atomic Energy Commission AEC is very concerned about what is happening in Europe.

7. We are going to visit Brazil I don't know where this spring.

8. I need seven 7 dollars for tonight.

9. To take this ride, you need to 1 shut your eyes, 2 hang on tight, and 3 pray.

10. That movie reminded me I remember it well about the adventure we had.


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Answers:

1. I'll get back to you tomorrow (Friday).

2. Which country (countries) do you want to visit?

3. You put fifty-four (54) books on that shelf.

4. The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) is going to bring a suit.

5. If you want to be healthy, you must (1) eat good food, (2) get sufficient exercise, and (3) get adequate sleep.

6. The Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) is very concerned about what is happening in Europe.

7. We are going to visit Brazil (I don't know where) this spring.

8. I need seven (7) dollars for tonight.

9. To take this ride, you need to (1) shut your eyes, (2) hang on tight, and (3) pray.

10. That movie reminded me (I remember it well) about the adventure we had.

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Lesson 435 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Parentheses

Use parentheses to indicate alternative terms (as in form letters). Example: You may study any lesson(s) on our site.

Instructions: Use parentheses to indicate alternative terms in these sentences.

1. Please indicate the lecture that you want to attend.

2. I would like to know the city where your firm is located.

3. I can't tell you my favorite book from that list.

4. Be sure to indicate the nation that you want to visit.

5. I don’t need your silly look any more today.


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Answers:

1. Please indicate the lecture(s) that you want to attend.

2. I would like to know the city (cities) where your firm is located.

3. I can't tell you my favorite book(s) from that list.

4. Be sure to indicate the nation(s) that you want to visit.

5. I don’t need your silly look(s) any more today.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Lesson 434 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Parentheses

Use parentheses to enclose abbreviations synonymous with spelled-out forms occurring after the forms or if the order is reversed. Example: I will meet with U.E.A. (Utah Education Association) leaders at 4:00. I will meet with Utah Education Association (U.E.A.) leaders at 4:00.

Instructions: Use parentheses where needed in these sentences.

1. The FFA Future Farmers of America boys from our school won many awards.

2. What was the ruling by the Federal Communications Commission FCC?

3. The pipe that will be used is PVC polyvinyl chloride.

4. The National Education Association NEA will have its conference in February.

5. The BSA Boy Scouts of America has come under fire recently.


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Answers:

1. The FFA (Future Farmers of America) boys from our school won many awards.

2. What was the ruling by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)?

3. The pipe that will be used is PVC (polyvinyl chloride).

4. The National Education Association (NEA) will have its conference in February.

5. The BSA (Boy Scouts of America) has come under fire recently.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Lesson 433 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Parentheses

Use parentheses to enclose Arabic numerals which confirm written numbers. Example: They will arrive in (30) thirty days.

Instructions: Use parentheses where needed in these sentences.

1. The phone deal is for one hundred fifty 150 minutes a month.

2. It is interest free for ninety 90 days.

3. We only have room for forty-five 45 guests.

4. The firm has thirteen 13 openings at the present time.

5. They will lay off four hundred 400 workers in the next 6 six months.


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Answers:

1. The phone deal is for one hundred fifty (150) minutes a month.

2. It is interest free for ninety (90) days.

3. We only have room for forty-five (45) guests.

4. The firm has thirteen (13) openings at the present time.

5. They will lay off four hundred (400) workers in the next (6) six months.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Lesson 432 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Parentheses

Use parentheses to mark numbered or lettered divisions within sentences or paragraphs. Example: We will read the following chapters for our discussion tomorrow: (1) Africa, (2) India, (3) Iceland.

Instructions: Use parentheses where needed in these sentences.

1. Before you turn in your paper, check 1 spelling, 2 punctuation, 3 capitalization, and 4 footnotes.

2. Our trip will take us to 1 Swanee, 2 Moreno Valley, 3 Taber, and 4 Rio de Janeiro.

3. We must set 1 our short term goals, 2 our long term goals, and 3 the ways they will be accomplished.

4. Our possible means of transportation are as follows: 1 bicycle, 2 ox cart, 3 train, 4 bus, or 5 by foot.

5. We must include 1 our family, 2 our friends, and 3 our neighbors so we don't offend anyone.


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Answers:

1. Before you turn in your paper, check (1) spelling, (2) punctuation, (3) capitalization, and (4) footnotes.

2. Our trip will take us to (1) Swanee, (2) Moreno Valley, (3) Taber, and (4) Rio de Janeiro.

3. We must set (1) our short term goals, (2) our long term goals, and (3) the ways they will be accomplished.

4. Our possible means of transportation are as follows: (1) bicycle, (2) ox cart, (3) train, (4) bus, or (5) by foot.

5. We must include (1) our family, (2) our friends, and (3) our neighbors so we don't offend anyone.

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Lesson 431 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Parentheses

Parentheses are used much like the dash, but it is used to set off unimportant material that interrupts the sentence thought or structure.

Use parentheses to set off supplementary, parenthetic, or explanatory material that does not change the meaning of the main sentence. Example: Joe Jones (you knew him) visited me yesterday.

Instructions: Use parentheses where needed in these sentences.

1. We fished or should I say drowned worms in the murky river.

2. They listened to the teacher's stories they were very dull which gave some background for the book.

3. Terri and Mark you remember them moved to a new house last week.

4. Even though he was not qualified according to his transcripts, he knew more than most of the others.

5. Another possibility the possibilities seem endless was suggested by a person at the back of the room.


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Answers:

1. We fished (or should I say drowned worms) in the murky river.

2. They listened to the teacher's stories (they were very dull) which gave some background for the book.

3. Terri and Mark (you remember them) moved to a new house last week.

4. Even though he was not qualified (according to his transcripts), he knew more than most of the others.

5. Another possibility (the possibilities seem endless) was suggested by a person at the back of the room.

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