Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Lesson 77 - Parts of Speech - Conjunctions

A conjunction is a word that joins other words, phrases (groups of words), or clauses (groups of words with a subject and verb). Co-ordinate conjunctions join words, phrases, or clauses of equal rank.

The co-ordinate conjunctions are the following: and, but, or, nor, for, and yet. (For and yet can only join clauses.)

Instructions: Find the co-ordinate conjunctions which are joining phrases in these sentences and the phrases that are joined.

1. The girls ran up the path and over the hill.

2. I became ill by eating the food and stuffing myself.

3. Meet me by the fountain or near the train station.

4. He should have arrived or will be arriving soon.

5. Joe had promised to come but did not keep his promise.


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Answers:

1. and - joining up the path/over the hill

2. and - joining eating the food/stuffing myself

3. or - joining by the fountain/near the train station

4. or - joining should have arrived/will be arriving

5. but - joining had promised/did keep

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Lesson 76 - Parts of Speech - Conjunctions

A conjunction is a word that joins other words, phrases (groups of words), or clauses (groups of words with a subject and verb). Co-ordinate conjunctions join words, phrases, or clauses of equal rank. There are two kinds: simple and correlative. Subordinate conjunctions join dependent clauses to independent clauses. I will refer to them simply as co-ordinate, correlative, and subordinate.

The co-ordinate conjunctions are the following: and, but, or, nor, for, and yet. (For and yet can only join clauses.)

The correlative conjunctions are always in pairs. They are either-or, neither-nor, both-and, not only-but also, and whether-or.

Some common subordinate conjunctions are after, although, as, as if, because, before, if, since, so that, than, unless, until, when, where, while.

The co-ordinate and correlative conjunctions should be memorized since they are common and few in number.

Instructions: Find the co-ordinate conjunctions which are joining words in the following sentences and the words that are joined.

1. Jeff and I mowed all the lawns.

2. Grandpa is a slow but strong person.

3. Our guest will be Jeanne or Barbara.

4. I did not like nor appreciate your actions.

5. You or I must do the dishes.


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Answers:

1. and - joining Jeff/I

2. but - joining slow/strong

3. or - joining Jeanne/Barbara

4. nor - joining like/appreciate

5. or - joining You/I

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Quiz for Lessons 71-75 - Parts of Speech - Prepositions

Instructions: Find the prepositional phrases in these sentences. Remember the object must be a noun or a pronoun.

1. Joe came out in a real hurry.

2. The wind arrived before the storm.

3. The tiger leaped over the wall and into the bushes.

4. The boy with the skateboard hurried down the street and into the building.

5. I took a trip to Canada and Mexico.

6. My wife traveled to the glaciers of the Grand Tetons.

7. By the light of the silvery moon, the man on his knees begged for forgiveness.

8. Under the shade of the apple tree, I read my book in peace.

9. She had lost the name of the book about airplanes.

10. The sentences in this lesson are difficult for me to write.


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Answers:

1. in a real hurry

2. before the storm

3. over the wall, into the bushes

4. with the skateboard, down the street, into the building

5. to Canada and Mexico

6. to the glaciers, of the Grand Tetons

7. by the light, of the silvery moon, on his knees, for forgiveness

8. under the shade, of the apple tree, in peace

9. of the book, about airplanes

10. in this lesson, for me

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Lesson 75 - Parts of Speech - Prepositions

Instructions: Tell which of the italicized words are prepositions. Remember that prepositions must have an object.

1. Come in and sit down with me.

2. He climbed up on the ladder and through the window.

3. Mrs. Jones came by at suppertime but not since.

4. The firefighter crawled along with the child who was near death.

5. Since no noise came from the building, he walked away.


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Answers:

1. with

2. on, through

3. at

4. with, near

5. from

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Lesson 74 - Parts of Speech - Prepositions

Instructions: Combine the sentences into one sentence using prepositional phrases. Example: The band marched. They marched across the football field. The band marched across the football field.

1. The runner jogged. He jogged around the park.

2. I found my money. It was under the mattress.

3. She looked around. She was in the store.

4. The students performed well. The performance was for the school play.

5. The man walked home. He was walking from work.


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Answers:

1. The runner jogged around the park. or Around the park the runner jogged.

2. I found my money under the mattress. or Under the mattress I found my money.

3. She looked around in the store. or In the store she looked around.

4. The students performed well for the school play. or For the school play the students performed well.

5. The man walked home from work. or The man walked from work home. or From work the man walked home.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Lesson 73 - Parts of Speech - Prepositions

Instructions: Combine the two sentences into one sentence using a prepositional phrase. Example: The ice melted. The ice was in the glass. Combined: The ice in the glass melted.

1. My dog is named Badger. He is in the garden area.

2. The sunset was beautiful. The sunset was in the west.

3. The grass is dead. The grass is near the road.

4. That girl is my best friend. She lives across the street.

5. I talked to that man. He is in my club.


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Answers:

1. My dog in the garden area is named Badger

2. The sunset in the west was beautiful.

3. The grass near the road is dead.

4. That girl across the street is my best friend.

5. I talked to that man in my club.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Lesson 72 - Parts of Speech - Prepositions

Instructions: Remembering what was taught in Lesson 71, find the prepositions in these sentences. Remember that a preposition must have an object to complete it.

1. I like the color of the curtain on the window.

2. Jane walked along in the rain during the shower.

3. Hang the picture up or set it down behind the couch.

4. Eric was shining his light around in the car beside us.

5. The bird swooped down, picked up the mouse, and landed on the fence.


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Answers:

1. of, on - because they have objects

2. in, during

3. behind

4. in, beside

5. on - (up appears to have an object, but really it is telling how or where the bird picked the mouse. You are really saying "The bird picked the mouse up.")

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Lesson 71 - Parts of Speech - Prepositions

A preposition is a word that begins a prepositional phrase and shows the relationship between its object and another word in the sentence. A preposition must always have an object. A prepositional phrase starts with a preposition, ends with an object, and may have modifiers between the proposition and object of the preposition.

Here is a list of common words that can be used as prepositions: about, above, across, after, against, along, among, around, at, before, behind, below, beneath, beside, besides, between, beyond, but (when it means except), by, concerning, down, during, except, for, from, in, inside, into, like, near, of, off, on, out, outside, over, past, since, through, to, toward, under, until, up, upon, with, within, and without.

These words can be used as other parts of speech. What part of speech it is depends on how it is used in that sentence. Many of the common words used as prepositions can be used as adverbs. Words are prepositions if they have an object to complete them. To decide which it is say the preposition followed by whom or what. If a noun or a pronoun answers the question, the word is a preposition.

Example: The boy stood up and ran down the street. Up what? There is no object; therefore up is not a preposition. Down what? Street answers the question; therefore, down is a preposition. Down the street is the prepositional phrase starting with the preposition down and ending with the object street with a modifier the in between.

Instructions: Find the prepositional phrases in the following sentences.

1. Jim painted a picture on the wall of the house.

2. I like to lie in the shade of the apricot tree and think of the jobs for the day.

3. The dog jumped over the mound behind the barn and ran into the street.

4. Everyone but you will need a note from home with parental permission.

5. Around the yard for miles, you could see nothing except junk.


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Answers:

1. on the wall, of the house

2. in the shade, of the apricot tree, of the jobs, for the day

3. over the mound, behind the barn, into the street.

4. but you, from home, with parental permission

5. around the yard, for miles, except junk

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Quiz for Lessons 66-70 - Parts of Speech - Adverbs

Instructions: Choose the correct form for the following sentences.

1. Matthew plays tennis (bad, badly).

2. Can't you see the game (good, well)?

3. The apple tastes (bad, badly).

4. Are you (sure, surely) he will come?

5. The man felt (bad, badly) about the accident.

6. The weather has been (real, really) cold lately.

7. His death caused everyone to be (real, very) sad.

8. Do you feel (good, well)?

9. The pizza tastes (real, really) (good, well).

10. You (sure, surely) are wrong.


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Answers:

1. badly

2. well

3. bad

4. sure

5. bad

6. really

7. very

8. well

9. really, good

10. surely

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Lesson 70 - Parts of Speech - Adverbs

Instructions: Choose the correct form for each of these sentences. Remember that adjectives modify nouns and pronouns while adverbs modify verbs, adjectives or other adverbs.

1. Mr. Peterson always speaks (good, well).

2. That coach (sure, surely) gets results.

3. Those knives are (awful, very) sharp.

4. The bacon tasted (good, well).

5. The new teacher (sure, really) is smart.

6. Your assignment was done (bad, badly).

7. I am (real, really) sorry to hear that.


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Answers:

1. well

2. surely

3. very

4. good

5. really

6. badly

7. really

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Lesson 69 - Parts of Speech - Adverbs

The adjectives real and awful should not be used for the adverbs really, very, and extremely.

Instructions: Choose the correct form for each of these sentences.

1. She is (very, real) sorry.

2. Today is (really, real) stormy.

3. Is that a (really, real) person?

4. Be sure to drive (very, real) carefully on slick roads.

5. I am (extremely, real) tired of your antics.


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Answers:

1. very

2. really

3. real

4. very

5. extremely

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Lesson 68 - Parts of Speech - Adverbs

The adverb badly is used to tell how something is done. The adjective bad is used to refer to health or feelings and to complete linking verbs such as seem, look, taste, smell.

Instructions: Choose the correct form for each of the following sentences.

1. Our football team played (bad, badly) last night.

2. John felt (bad, badly) about the loss.

3. The medicine doesn't taste too (bad, badly).

4. Our science project went (bad, badly).

5. The air in the sewer smelled (bad, badly).


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Answers:

1. badly

2. bad

3. bad

4. badly

5. bad

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Lesson 67 - Parts of Speech - Adverbs

The adjective good should not be used for the adverb well. Well should be used for an adjective only when it refers to health or appearance.

Instructions: Choose the correct form for each of these sentences.

1. This food tastes very (good, well).

2. Ann doesn't drive very (good, well).

3. Dad writes (good, well).

4. Becky worked (good, well) today.

5. That hot sun feels (good, well).


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Answers:

1. good

2. well

3. well

4. well

5. good

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Lesson 66 - Parts of Speech - Adverbs

People often confuse the use of some adverbs and adjectives. The next few lessons will cover some common mistakes. Remember that adjectives modify nouns or pronouns. Adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs.

This lesson will be about the use of the adjective sure and the adverbs surely, certainly, and really. Use sure only when one of these three adverbs does not make sense.

Examples: Jim is sure he is right. Surely he is right.

Instructions: Choose the correct form for each of these sentences.

1. You seem very (surely, sure) of yourself.

2. Ila (surely, sure) is tired from work.

3. The milk (surely, sure) tastes sour.

4. Are you (surely, sure) this is the right road?

5. This story (surely, sure) is exciting.


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Answers:

1. sure

2. surely

3. surely

4. sure

5. surely

(Each answer in which you used surely could be substituted with the other adverbs really and certainly and still make sense.)

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