Saturday, September 24, 2016

Quiz for Lessons 21-25 - Parts of Speech - Pronouns

Instructions: Find the personal pronouns. Tell if they are intensive, reflexive, or possessive, and if they have an antecedent, name it.

1. I want you yourself to come tomorrow.

2. The decision itself is yours to make.

3. She gave herself up to the police.

4. My brother gave me his pet snake.

5. You can tie your shoe by yourself.


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Answers:

1. I, you and yourself are pronouns. Yourself is intensive and you is its antecedent.

2. Itself and yours are pronouns. Itself is intensive, and yours is possessive.  Decision is the antecedent for itself.

3. She and herself are pronouns. Herself is reflexive and has she as the antecedent.

4. My, me and his are pronouns. My and his are possessives, and brother is the antecedent of his.

5. You, your and yourself are pronouns. Yourself is a reflexive pronoun, and you is the antecedent for your and yourself. Your is possessive.

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Lesson 25 - Parts of Speech - Pronouns

The personal pronouns myself, yourself, yourselves, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, and themselves can also be used as intensive pronouns. An example would be Carl himself won the race.

Instructions: Find the intensive pronouns in these sentences.

1. We ourselves went to the movie.

2. The man himself wrestled the alligator.

3. Jeanne herself gave us the gift.

4. They themselves had played until dark.


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Answers:

1. ourselves

2. himself

3. herself

4. themselves

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Lesson 24 - Parts of Speech - Pronouns

The personal pronouns myself, yourself, yourselves, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, and themselves are compound personal pronouns combining the personal pronoun with self or selves. They are used as reflexive pronouns. Carl hurt himself is an example of a reflexive pronoun.

Instructions: Find the reflexive pronouns in these sentences.

1. I should understand myself better.

2. Ann bought herself two new hamsters.

3. They can't help themselves.

4. The boy cut himself on the broken glass.


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Answers:

1. myself

2. herself

3. themselves

4. himself 

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Lesson 23 - Parts of Speech - Pronouns

Some personal pronouns are called possessives because they show whose something is. They are the following pronouns: my, mine, your, yours, his, her, hers, its, our, ours, their, and theirs. An example would be The money is mine. Mine tells whose money it is.

Instructions: Find the possessive pronouns in the following sentences.

1. The new car is his.

2. Yours will be here tomorrow.

3. I like theirs best.

4. Should we go for a ride in his or hers.


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Answers:

1. his

2. yours

3. theirs

4. his, hers

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Lesson 22 - Parts of Speech - Pronouns

The word for which the pronoun stands is called its antecedent. It may be in the same sentence, in a previous sentence, or not given at all. An example would be The boy threw the football. He threw it over the fence. Boy is the antecedent for he, and football is the antecedent for it. A pronoun can be an antecedent for another pronoun. He likes his new car. He is the antecedent for his. The antecedent always comes before the pronoun for which it is the antecedent.

Instructions: Pick out the pronouns and their antecedents in these sentences.

1. He ran after his dad.

2. Jennie wanted her doll for bedtime.

3. The rabbit hopped into its hole.

4. They will help you with your work themselves.

5. The teacher gave us homework every day, and she made our lives miserable.


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Answers:

1. He is the antecedent for his.

2. Jennie is the antecedent for her.

3. Rabbit is the antecedent for its.

4. They is the antecedent for themselves, and you is the antecedent for your.

5. Teacher is the antecedent for she, and us is the antecedent for our.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Lesson 21 - Parts of Speech - Pronouns

A pronoun is a word that replaces a noun or a group of words used as a noun. Pronouns are classified in five (5) different categories. They are personal pronouns, relative pronouns, demonstrative pronouns, indefinite pronouns, and interrogative pronouns. Some pronouns can appear in more than one classification. The way in which a pronoun is classified depends on how it is used in a sentence. In the next two weeks we will study the five kinds of pronouns.

Personal pronouns refer to (1) the speaker or speakers, which is called first person, and include the following pronouns: I, my, mine, me, myself, we, our, ours, us, ourselves; (2) those spoken to, which is called second person, and include the following pronouns: you, your, yours, yourself, yourselves; or (3) those spoken about, which is called third person, and includes the following pronouns: he, his, him, himself, she, her, hers, herself, it, its, itself, they, their, theirs, them, themselves. Personal pronouns can be singular (one) or plural (two or more) just as verbs and nouns.

Instructions: Find the personal pronouns in these sentences.

1. She hit him on his head.

2. I saw you at your store.

3. He himself will be our new friend.

4. It will be hard for me to see you.

5. They always get angry at her and me.


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Answers:

1. She, him, his

2. I, you, your

3. He, himself, our

4. It, me, you

5. They, her, me

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Quiz for Lessons 16-20 - Parts of Speech - Nouns

Instructions: Pick out the nouns in the following sentences and tell whether they are common or proper.

1. Mrs. Mills told the officer at the post office to weigh the package.

2. The principal at the school held Eric after the bell.

3. Sheep and horses eat grass shorter than cattle.

4. The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are important to Americans.

5. War is a terrible thing that all nations should work to stop.


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Answers:

1. Mrs. Mills - proper; officer, post office, package - common.

2. Eric - proper; principal, school, bell - common

3. Sheep, horses, grass, cattle - common

4. Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Americans - proper

5. War, thing, nations - common

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Lesson 20 - Parts of Speech - Nouns

Three other specific classifications for nouns are collective nouns, count nouns, and mass nouns. Collective nouns name groups, such as team, class, and choir. Count nouns can be counted. You can use a, an, many, or a number before count nouns. Examples include: one boy, six sheep, and many days. Mass nouns are not countable and include words like gasoline, water, and dirt.

Instructions: Find the nouns in these sentences and classify them as collective nouns, count nouns, or mass nouns.

1. Get some gasoline, or the class will be late arriving.

2. The alien group should come by bus soon.

3. The orchestra will be playing in the arena in the evening.

4. The water at the beach was covered with oil.


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Answers:

1. gasoline - mass; class - collective

2. group - collective; bus - count

3. orchestra - collective; arena and evening - count

4. water and oil - mass; beach - count

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Lesson 19 - Parts of Speech - Nouns

Nouns can also be classified in specific ways. Concrete nouns, abstract nouns, and compound nouns are three such ways. Concrete nouns name things that exist physically as sidewalk, bird, toy, hair, and rain. Abstract nouns name ideas, characteristics, or qualities as courage, pride, goodness, and success. Compound nouns are made up of more than one word as dining room, Bill of Rights, Jeff Hansen, and home run.

Instructions: In the following sentences find the nouns and classify them as concrete, abstract, or compound.

1. People like to see a home run hit over the wall.

2. My daughter works for the post office in Salt Lake City.

3. Rhode Island is a success although smaller than Texas.

4. Respect must be earned, but honesty should always be our policy.


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Answers:

1. People and wall are concrete nouns. Home run is a compound noun.

2. Daughter is a concrete noun, while post office and Salt Lake City are compound nouns.

3. Rhode Island is compound; success is abstract; Texas is concrete.

4. Respect, honesty, and policy abstract nouns.

Compound nouns can also be concrete or abstract.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Lesson 18 Parts of Speech - Nouns

Nouns are classified into two general classifications, proper and common. Proper nouns name a special person, place or thing and begin with capital letters. All other nouns begin with small letters and are common nouns.

Examples of common nouns include: city, man, boat, and radio. These could be changed into proper noun forms by naming specifics: Salt Lake City, Mr. Jones, Santa Maria, and Motorola.

Instructions: Pick out the nouns in these sentences and tell if they are common or proper.

1. Becky went with her sisters to Disneyland on Friday.

2. My youngest son is in Brazil until September.

3. Mr. Smith works with his wife in American Fork.

4. Love could bring marriage to Mark and Terri.


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Answers:

1. Becky, Disneyland, Friday - proper nouns; sisters - common noun

2. Brazil and September - proper nouns; son - common noun

3. Mr. Smith and American Fork - proper nouns; wife - common noun

4. Mark and Terri - proper nouns; love and marriage - common nouns (love is capitalized because it begins the sentence).

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Lesson 17 - Parts of Speech - Nouns

Nouns can be singular (as in Lesson 16) or be plural in form. Plural means two or more. Plurals are formed by adding s, es, changing y to i and adding es, and with changes in spelling as in man becoming men. Examples: car, cars; fox, foxes; baby, babies; man, men.

Instructions: Find the nouns in the following sentences. Some are plurals and some are not.

1. Computers are making work easier for secretaries.

2. Children always require great energies from parents.

3. Labors on farms take great effort by workers.

4. Alaina doesn't like puzzles or mathematics.


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Answers:

1. Computers, work, secretaries.

2. Children, energies, parents.

3. Labors, farms, effort, workers.

4. Alaina, puzzles, mathematics.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Lesson 16 - Parts of Speech - Nouns

A noun is a word that names a person, place, or thing. It also one of the eight parts of speech. Examples: man, city, book, and courage. Nouns often follow words like a, an, and the.

Instructions: Pick out all the nouns in these sentences.

1. The teacher told the student that a person should always be loyal.

2. People with perseverance will be successful in life.

3. I bought a new pen at the drugstore across the street.

4. The man said to the policeman that he had not seen the accident.


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Answers:

1. teacher, student, person

2. people, perseverance, life

3. pen, drugstore, street

4. man, policeman, accident

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Quiz for Lessons 1-15 - Parts of Speech - Verbs

Instructions: Answer each question true or false.

1. Verbs never change form.

2. A verb is never just one word.

3. Verb phrases keep a definite order.

4. There are twenty-three helping verbs.

5. Helping verbs cannot be the main verb.

6. Helping verbs can be action verbs.

7. Verb phrases can have three helping verbs.

8, Verbs can be in contracted form.

9. State of being verbs show action.

10. Verbs are the most important words in a sentence.


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Answers:

1. false (Lesson 13)

2. false (Lesson 4)

3. true (Lesson 12)

4. true (Lesson 4)

5. false (Lesson 5)

6. true (Lesson 5)

7. true (Lesson 4)

8. true (Lesson 8)

9. false (Lesson 1)

10. true (Lesson 1)

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Lesson 15 - Parts of Speech - Verbs

Let's look at some sentences to review what we have learned. Remember that verbs either show action or state of being. Using helping verbs, we make verb phrases. Verb phrases may be separated by other words. Verb phrases follow a definite order and change form.

Instructions: Find the verb phrases and tell what kind of verbs they are.

1. I can understand your concern.

2. Is Mrs. Johanson going with you?

3. The rooms cannot be held any longer.

4. I haven't seen him for an hour.


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Answers:

1. can understand - action

2. is going - action

3. can be held - action

4. have seen - action 

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