Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Lesson 303 - Mechanics - Capitalization

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Capitalize words such as Mother, Father, Grandmother, Grandfather, Son, Daughter, and Sis when they are used in place of the person's name. Do not capitalize them when they follow possessive pronouns such as my, your, his, her, our, or your.

Examples: 
I will ask Father. 
I will ask my father.

Instructions: Capitalize each word that needs a capital letter.

1. my father will return next week.

2. Oh, mom, you don't understand me.

3. Tomorrow grandmother leaves for Florida.

4. Did sis want to go with us?

5. Today mother and i will finish the painting.


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Answers:

1. My father will return next week.

2. Oh, Mom, you don't understand me.

3. Tomorrow Grandmother leaves for Florida.

4. Did Sis want to go with us?

5. Today Mother and I will finish the painting.



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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Lesson 302 - Mechanics - Capitalization

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Capitalize the word I, either alone or in a contraction. 
 
Examples: 
Do I get to go? 
I said that I'm here.

Instructions: Capitalize each word that needs a capital letter.

1. i must ask my mother.

2. you and i get to see the movie.

3. Try it as i've done.

4. Yesterday i'd have sent it.

5. i'll be there soon.


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Answers:

1. I must ask my mother.

2. You and I get to see the movie.

3. Try it as I've done.

4. Yesterday I'd have sent it.

5. I'll be there soon.



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Monday, October 25, 2021

Lesson 301 - Mechanics - Capitalization

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Capitalize the first word of a sentence. 
 
Example: 
The lessons begin tomorrow.

Instructions: Capitalize each word that needs a capital letter.

1. you don't seem to understand.

2. why didn't you ask me?

3. the boy will be punished for his wrongs.

4. get out of here.

5. did you see that!


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Answers:

1. You don't seem to understand.

2. Why didn't you ask me?

3. The boy will be punished for his wrongs.

4. Get out of here.

5. Did you see that!



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Saturday, October 23, 2021

Quiz for Lessons 296 - 300 - Parts of the Sentence - Compound/Complex Sentences

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Instructions: Using all the knowledge learned in the previous lessons, find the verbs (v), subjects (subj), predicate nominatives (pn), direct objects (do), appositives (app), nouns of address (na), adjectives (adj), predicate adjectives (pa), adverbs (adv), prepositions (prep), objects of the preposition (op), prepositional phrases (p ph), indirect objects (io), objective complements (oc), conjunctions (c), relative pronouns (p), and verbals in the following sentences.
 
If the word is a verbal, tell whether it is a gerund, participle, noun infinitive, adjective infinitive, or adverb infinitive.  If there are any adjectives, adverbs, prepositional phrases, verbals, or verbal phrases then tell what word they modify.

If the sentence has a dependent clause, tell whether it is a noun clause, adverb clause, or adjective clause. If it is an adjective or adverb clause, tell which word it modifies, and if it is a noun clause tell how they are used.

1. Rulon steered the jeep down the muddy road to the camp site, and then he discovered that it was the wrong road.

2. When Carl came up to bat, the bases were loaded, and there were two outs.

3. I've just learned that our vacation plans must be changed; as a result, we'll leave later in the month.

4. Older television sets had tubes; the newest models, which take less space, are digital televisions.

5. My uncle Al drove a snow-removal truck, and when there was a big snow storm, he was called to work at any time.

6. If you are an election judge, you distribute the ballots, and you count them after the polls close.

7. Many monuments are found around the White House, and foreign leaders who come to Washington often visit them.

8. The doctor told us how we could revive a heart-attack victim, and she demonstrated on a dummy, me.

9. Jeff tried the new dance steps that had been demonstrated, and he mastered them quickly.

10. The bola is a rope which is used to catch animals; it has weights on the end of it.


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Answers:

1. steered - v; Rulon - subj; jeep - do; the - adj modifying jeep; down the muddy road - adv p ph modifying steered; down - prep; road - op; the/muddy - adj modifying road; to the camp site - adj p ph modifying road (possibly an adverb modifying steered); to - prep; site - op; the/camp - adj modifying site; and - c; discovered - v; he - subj; then - adv modifying discovered; that it was the wrong road - noun clause used as the direct object; was - v; it - subj; road - pn; the/wrong - adj modifying road; that - p (introductory word, does not fit grammatically)

2. when Carl came up to bat - adverb clause modifying were; came - verb; Carl - subj; up - adv modifying came; to bat - vbl (adverb infinitive) modifying came; when - c (introductory word); were - v; bases - subj; loaded - pa modifying bases; the - adj modifying bases; and - c; were - v; outs - subj; two - adj modifying outs; there - introductory there

3. 've learned - v; I - subj; that our vacation plans must be changed - noun clause used as the direct object; must be changed - v; plans - subj; our/vacation - adj modifying plans; that - p (introductory word, does not fit grammatically); 'll leave - v; we - subj; later - adv modifying 'll leave; in the month - adv p ph modifying later; in - prep; month - op; the - adj modifying month

4. had - v; sets - subj; tubes - do; older/television - adj modifying sets; are - v; models - subj; televisions - pn; newest - adj modifying models; digital - adj modifying televisions; which take less space - adjective clause modifying models; take - v; which - subj; space - do; less - adj modifying space

5. drove - v; Uncle Al - subj; truck - do; my - adj modifying Uncle Al; a/snow-removal - adj modifying truck; and - c; when there was a big snow storm - adverb clause modifying was called; was - v; storm - subj; a/big/snow - adj modifying storm; there - introductory there; when - c (introductory word); was called - v; he - subj; to work - adv p ph modifying was called; to - prep; work - op; at any time - adv p ph modifying was called; at - prep; time - op; any - adj modifying time

6. if you are an election judge - adverb clause modifying distribute; are - v; you - subj; judge - pn; an/election - adj modifying judge; if - c (introductory word); distribute - v; you - subj; ballots - do; the - adj modifying ballots; and - c; count - v; you - subj; them - do; after the polls close - adverb clause modifying count; close - v; polls - subj; the - adj modifying polls; after - c (introductory word)

7. are found - v; monuments - subj; many - adj modifying monuments; around the White House - adv p ph modifying are found; around - prep; White House - op; the - adj modifying White House; and - c; visit - v; leaders - subj; them - do; foreign - adj modifying leaders; often - adv modifying visit; who come to Washington - adjective clause modifying leaders; come - v; who - subj; to Washington - adv p ph modifying come; to - prep; Washington - op

8. told - v; doctor - subj; us - io; the - adj modifying doctor; how we could revive a heart-attack victim - noun clause used as the direct object, could revive - v; we - subj; victim - do; a/heart-attack - adj modifying victim; how - adv modifying could revive; and - c; demonstrated - v; she - subj; on a dummy - adv prep ph modifying demonstrated; on - prep, dummy - op; a - adj modifying dummy; me - app

9. tried - v; Jeff - subj; steps - do; the/new/dance - adj modifying steps; that had been demonstrated - adjective clause modifying steps; had been demonstrated - v; that - subj; and - c; mastered - v; he - subj; them - do; quickly - adv modifying mastered

10. is - v; bola - subj; rope - pn; the - adj modifying bola; a - adj modifying rope; which is used to catch animals - adjective clause modifying rope; is used - v; which - subj; to catch animals - adverb infinitive modifying is used; to catch - vbl (infinitive); animals - do; has - v; it - subj; weights - do; on the end - adv p ph modifying has; on - prep; end - op; the - adj modifying end; of it - adj p ph modifying end; of - prep; it - op



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Friday, October 22, 2021

Lesson 300 - Parts of the Sentence - Compound/Complex Sentences

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Instructions: Using all the knowledge learned in the previous lessons, find the verbs (v), subjects (subj), predicate nominatives (pn), direct objects (do), appositives (app), nouns of address (na), adjectives (adj), predicate adjectives (pa), adverbs (adv), prepositions (prep), objects of the preposition (op), prepositional phrases (p ph), indirect objects (io), objective complements (oc), conjunctions (c), relative pronouns (p), and verbals in the following sentences.
 
If the word is a verbal, tell whether it is a gerund, participle, noun infinitive, adjective infinitive, or adverb infinitive.  If there are any adjectives, adverbs, prepositional phrases, verbals, or verbal phrases then tell what word they modify.

If the sentence has a dependent clause, tell whether it is a noun clause, adverb clause, or adjective clause. If it is an adjective or adverb clause, tell which word it modifies, and if it is a noun clause tell how they are used.

1. None of the other jurors asked me to change my mind.

2. Barbara and Jeanne whispered and giggled all night.

3. That he is my cousin cannot be denied.

4. The boy who is speaking is my brother, and he will be staying with us.

5. I know you don't like him, but that doesn't matter.


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Answers:

1. asked - v; none - subj; of the other jurors - adj p ph modifying none; of - prep; jurors - op; the/other - adj modifying jurors; me to change my mind - noun infinitive phrase used as the direct object; me - subject to the infinitive; to change - vbl (infinitive); mind - do; my - adj modifying mind

2. whispered/giggled - v; Barbara/Jeanne - subj; and/and - c; night - adv modifying whispered/giggled; all - adj modifying night

3. that he is my cousin - noun clause used as the subject; is - v; he - subj; cousin - pn; my - adj modifying cousin; that - p (introductory word, does not fit grammatically); can be denied - v; not - adv modifying can be denied

4. is - v; boy - subj; brother - pn; the - adj modifying boy; my - adj modifying brother; who is speaking - adjective clause modifying boy; is speaking - v; who - subj; and - c; will be staying - v; he - subj; with us - adv p ph modifying will be staying; with - prep; us - op

5. know - v; I - subj; [that] you don't like him - noun clause used as the direct object; do like - v; you - subj; him - do; n't - adv modifying do like; but - c; does matter - v; that - subj; n't - adv modifying does matter

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Lesson 299 - Parts of the Sentence - Compound/Complex Sentences

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Instructions: Using all the knowledge learned in the previous lessons, find the verbs (v), subjects (subj), predicate nominatives (pn), direct objects (do), appositives (app), nouns of address (na), adjectives (adj), predicate adjectives (pa), adverbs (adv), prepositions (prep), objects of the preposition (op), prepositional phrases (p ph), indirect objects (io), objective complements (oc), conjunctions (c), relative pronouns (p), and verbals in the following sentences.
 
If the word is a verbal, tell whether it is a gerund, participle, noun infinitive, adjective infinitive, or adverb infinitive.  If there are any adjectives, adverbs, prepositional phrases, verbals, or verbal phrases then tell what word they modify.

If the sentence has a dependent clause, tell whether it is a noun clause, adverb clause, or adjective clause. If it is an adjective or adverb clause, tell which word it modifies, and if it is a noun clause tell how they are used.

1. Jim and his friend Ryan had planned to return to Canada.

2. Although we searched everywhere, Curtis could find no trace of his shoes.

3. Alaina wrote an original poem, and her mother corrected her spelling.

4. Since he was entrusted with the secret, Fred became very serious, and he was no longer a practical joker.

5. The real story is that he was injured while he was hiking.


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Answers:

1. had planned - v; Jim/friend - subj; his - adj modifying friend; and - c; Ryan - app; to return to Canada - noun infinitive phrase used as the direct object; to return - vbl (infinitive); to Canada - adv p ph modifying to return; to - prep; Canada - op

2. although we searched everywhere - adverb clause modifying could find; searched - v; we - subj; everywhere - adv modifying searched; although - c (introductory word); could find - v; Curtis - subj; trace - do; no - adj modifying trace; of his shoes - adj p ph modifying trace; of - prep; shoes - op; his - adj modifying shoes

3. wrote - v; Alaina - subj; poem - do; an/original - adj modifying poem; and - c; corrected - v; mother - subj; spelling - do; her - adj modifying mother; her - adj modifying spelling

4. since he was entrusted with the secret - adverb clause modifying became; was entrusted - v; he - subj; with the secret - adv p ph modifying was entrusted; with - prep, secret - op; the - adj modifying secret; since - c (introductory word); became - v; Fred - subj; serious - pa modifying Fred; very - adv modifying serious; and - c; was - v; he - subj; joker - pn; a/practical - adj modifying joker; longer - adv modifying was; no - adv modifying longer

5. is - v; story - subj; the/real - adj modifying story; that he was injured - noun clause used as the predicate nominative; was injured - v; he - subj; that - p (introductory word, does not fit grammatically); while he was hiking - adverb clause modifying was injured; was hiking - v; he - subj; while - c (introductory word)



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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Lesson 298 - Parts of the Sentence - Compound/Complex Sentences

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Instructions: Using all the knowledge learned in the previous lessons, find the verbs (v), subjects (subj), predicate nominatives (pn), direct objects (do), appositives (app), nouns of address (na), adjectives (adj), predicate adjectives (pa), adverbs (adv), prepositions (prep), objects of the preposition (op), prepositional phrases (p ph), indirect objects (io), objective complements (oc), conjunctions (c), relative pronouns (p), and verbals in the following sentences.
 
If the word is a verbal, tell whether it is a gerund, participle, noun infinitive, adjective infinitive, or adverb infinitive.  If there are any adjectives, adverbs, prepositional phrases, verbals, or verbal phrases then tell what word they modify.

If the sentence has a dependent clause, tell whether it is a noun clause, adverb clause, or adjective clause. If it is an adjective or adverb clause, tell which word it modifies, and if it is a noun clause tell how they are used.

1. We enlarged our house, and after we had finished the work, we moved to Hawaii and never returned.

2. The vacation should be restful, but many people take vacations that are never restful.

3. James said that will be enough, and everyone agreed.

4. Dad went fishing, but Mom stayed home because she wanted to be there when Terri arrived.

5. Although the children were running everywhere, closer observation indicated that they were playing a game, and they had created it themselves.


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Answers:

1. enlarged - v; we - subj; house - do; our - adj modifying house; and - c; moved/returned - v; we - subj; never - adv modifying returned; to Hawaii - adv p ph modifying moved; to - prep; Hawaii - op; after we had finished the work - adverb clause modifying moved/returned; had finished - v; we - subj; work - do; the - adj modifying work; after - c (introductory word)

2. should be - v; vacation - subj; restful - pa modifying vacation; the - adj modifying vacation; but - c; take - v; people - subj; vacations - do; many - adj modifying people; that are never restful - adjective clause modifying vacations; are - v; that - subj; restful - pa modifying that; never - adv modifying are

3. said - v; James - subj; that will be enough - noun clause used as the direct object; will be - v; that - subj; enough - pa; and - c; agreed - v; everyone - subj

4. went - v; Dad - subj; fishing - vbl (participle) used as the predicate adjective; but - c; stayed - v; Mom - subj; home - adv modifying stayed; because she wanted to be there - adverb clause modifying stayed; wanted - v; she - subj; to be there - noun infinitive phrase used as the direct object; to be - vbl (infinitive); there - adv modifying to be; because - c (introductory word); when Terri arrived - adverb clause modifying to be; arrived - v; Terri - subj; when - c (introductory word)

5. although the children were running everywhere - adverb clause modifying indicated; were running - v; children - subj; everywhere - adv modifying were running; the - adj modifying children; although - c (introductory word); indicated - v; observation - subj; closer - adj modifying observation; that they were playing a game - noun clause used as the direct object; were playing - v; they - subj; game - do; a - adj modifying game; that p (introductory word, does not fit grammatically); and - c; had created - v; they - subj; it - do; themselves - adv modifying had created



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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Lesson 297 - Parts of the Sentence - Compound/Complex Sentences

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Instructions: Using all the knowledge learned in the previous lessons, find the verbs (v), subjects (subj), predicate nominatives (pn), direct objects (do), appositives (app), nouns of address (na), adjectives (adj), predicate adjectives (pa), adverbs (adv), prepositions (prep), objects of the preposition (op), prepositional phrases (p ph), indirect objects (io), objective complements (oc), conjunctions (c), relative pronouns (p), and verbals in the following sentences.
 
If the word is a verbal, tell whether it is a gerund, participle, noun infinitive, adjective infinitive, or adverb infinitive.  If there are any adjectives, adverbs, prepositional phrases, verbals, or verbal phrases then tell what word they modify.

If the sentence has a dependent clause, tell whether it is a noun clause, adverb clause, or adjective clause. If it is an adjective or adverb clause, tell which word it modifies, and if it is a noun clause tell how they are used.

1. Since we had gone only a mile from camp, we could return before dark, and we would not become lost.

2. After the tornado had hit, my house was gone, but my neighbor's house was not touched.

3. Mary heard the frightening noise again, and the sound was one that would frighten the bravest of people.

4. The route can be changed, but I know several people who will not like the change.

5. Dr. Mathews did what could be done, but it simply was not enough to save his life.


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Answers:

1. since we had gone only a mile from camp - adverb clause modifying could return; had gone - v; we - subj; mile - adv modifying had gone; a - adj modifying mile; only - adv modifying mile; from camp - adj p ph modifying mile; from - prep; camp - op; could return - v; we - subj; before dark - adv p ph modifying could return; before - prep; dark - op; would become - v; we - subj; lost - pa modifying we; not - adv modifying would become; and - c

2. after the tornado had hit - adverb clause modifying was gone; had hit - v; tornado - subj; the - adj modifying tornado; after - c (introductory word); was gone - v; house - subj; my - adj modifying house; was touched - v; house - subj; my/neighbor's - adj modifying house; not - adv modifying was touched; but - c

3. heard - v; Mary - subj; noise - do; the - adj modifying noise; frightening - vbl (participle) modifying noise; again - adv modifying heard; was - v; sound - subj; one - pn; the - adj modifying sound; and - c; that would frighten the bravest of people - adjective clause modifying one; would frighten - v; that - subj; bravest - do; the - adj modifying bravest; of people - adj p ph modifying bravest; of - prep; people - op

4. can be changed - v; route - subj; the - adj modifying route; know - v; I - subj; people - do; several - adj modifying people; but - c; who will not like the change - adjective clause modifying people; will like - v; who - subj; change - do; the - adj modifying change; not - adv modifying will like

5. did - v; Dr. Mathews - subj; what could be done - noun clause used as the direct object; could be done - v; what - subj; was - v; it - subject; enough - pa modifying it; not/simply - adv modifying was; to save his life - adverb infinitive phrase modifying enough; to save - vbl (infinitive); life - direct object, his - adjective modifying life



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Monday, October 18, 2021

Lesson 296 - Parts of the Sentence - Compound/Complex Sentences

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Instructions: Using all the knowledge learned in the previous lessons, find the verbs (v), subjects (subj), predicate nominatives (pn), direct objects (do), appositives (app), nouns of address (na), adjectives (adj), predicate adjectives (pa), adverbs (adv), prepositions (prep), objects of the preposition (op), prepositional phrases (p ph), indirect objects (io), objective complements (oc), conjunctions (c), relative pronouns (p), and verbals in the following sentences.
 
If the word is a verbal, tell whether it is a gerund, participle, noun infinitive, adjective infinitive, or adverb infinitive.  If there are any adjectives, adverbs, prepositional phrases, verbals, or verbal phrases then tell what word they modify.

If the sentence has a dependent clause, tell whether it is a noun clause, adverb clause, or adjective clause. If it is an adjective or adverb clause, tell which word it modifies, and if it is a noun clause tell how they are used.

1. John went to school, but James remained at home because he had a sore throat.

2. If he changes his mind, we shall know for sure that Joe has learned his lesson, but only time will tell.

3. Those clouds promise rain; we should hurry before we get caught in a flash flood.

4. Here is the money that I owed you, and I am happy to be free of debt.

5. Were you ever in a storm that was full of lightning, or don't you recall?


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Answers:

1. went - v; John - subj; to school - adv p ph modifying went; to - prep; school - op; but - c; remained - v; James - subj; at home - adv p ph modifying remained; at - prep; home - op; because he had a sore throat - adverb clause modifying remained; had - v; he - subj; throat - do; a/sore - adj modifying throat; because - c (introductory word)

2. If he changes his mind - adverb clause modifying shall know; changes - v; he - subj; mind - do; his - adj modifying mind; if - c (introductory word); shall know - v; we - subj; for sure - adv p ph modifying shall know; for - prep; sure - op; that Joe has learned his lesson - noun clause used as the direct object; has learned - v; Joe - subj; lesson - do; his - adj modifying lesson; that - p (introductory word, does not fit grammatically); will tell - v; time - subj; only - adj modifying time; but - c

3. promise - v; clouds - subj; rain - do; those - adj modifying clouds; should hurry - v; we - subj; before we get caught in a flash flood - adverb clause modifying should hurry; get - v; we - subj; caught in a flash flood - participial phrase used as a predicate adjective; caught - vbl (participle); in a flash flood - adv p ph modifying caught; in - prep; flood - op; a/flash - adj modifying flood; before - c (introductory word)

4. is - v; money - subj; the - adj modifying money; here - adv modifying is; that I owed you - adjective clause modifying money; owed - v; I - subj; that - do; you - io; am - v; I - subj; happy - pa modifying I; to be free of debt - adverb infinite phrase modifying happy; to be - vbl (infinitive); free - pa modifying to be; of debt - adv p ph modifying free; of - prep; debt - op; and - c

5. were - v; you - subj; ever - adv modifying were; in a storm - adv p ph modifying were; in - prep; storm - op; a - adj modifying storm; that was full of lightning - adjective clause modifying storm; was - v; that - subj; full - pa modifying that; of lightning - adv p ph modifying full; of - prep; lightning - op; do recall - v; you - subj; n't - adv modifying do recall; or - c


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Saturday, October 16, 2021

Quiz for Lessons 291- 295 - Parts of the Sentence - Compound/Complex Sentences

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Instructions: The following sentences are made up of two independent clauses with one or more dependent clauses. You are to identify the clauses telling what kind each is. The choices are independent clause, noun clause, adjective clause, or adverb clause.

1. Rulon steered the jeep down the muddy road to the camp site, and then he discovered that it was the wrong road.

2. When Carl came up to bat, the bases were loaded, and there were two outs.

3. I've just learned that our vacation plans must be changed; as a result, we'll leave later in the month.

4. Older television sets had tubes; the newest models, which take less space, are digital televisions.

5. My Uncle Al drove a snow-removal truck, and when there was a big snow storm, he would be called to work at any time.

6. If you are an election judge, you distribute the ballots, and you count them after the polls close.

7. Many monuments are found around the White House, and foreign leaders who come to Washington often visit them.

8. The doctor told us how we could revive a heart-attack victim, and she demonstrated on a dummy, me.

9. Jeff tried the new dance steps that had been demonstrated, and he mastered them quickly.

10. The bola is a rope which is used to catch animals; it has weights on the end of it.


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Answers:

1. Rulon steered the jeep down the muddy road to the camp site = independent clause
then he discovered = independent clause
that it was the wrong road = noun clause

2. When Carl came up to bat = adverb clause
the bases were loaded = independent clause
there were two outs = independent clause

3. I've just learned = independent clause
that our vacation plans must be changed = noun clause
as a result, we'll leave later in the month = independent clause

4. Older television sets had tubes = independent clause
the newest models are digital televisions = independent clause
which take less space = adjective clause

5. My Uncle Al drove a snow-removal truck = independent clause
when there was a big snow storm = adverb clause
he would be called to work at any time = independent clause

6. If you are an election judge = adverb clause
you distribute the ballots = independent clause
you count them = independent clause
after the polls close = adverb clause

7. Many monuments are found around the White House = independent clause
foreign leaders often visit them = independent clause
who come to Washington = adjective clause

8. The doctor told us = independent clause
how we could revive a heart-attack victim = noun clause
she demonstrated on a dummy, me = independent clause

9. Jeff tried the new dance steps = independent clause
that had been demonstrated = adjective clause
he mastered them quickly = independent clause

10. The bola is a rope = independent clause
which is used to catch animals = adjective clause
it has weights on the end of it = independent clause



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Friday, October 15, 2021

Lesson 295 - Parts of the Sentence - Compound/Complex Sentences

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A simple sentence is a group of words expressing a complete thought, and it must have a subject and a verb. A complex sentence is made up of an independent clause and a dependent clause.
 
A compound sentence combines two or more independent clauses. Commas separate the clauses of a compound sentence. (A short sentence joined by and is sometimes combined without a comma.) A semicolon can take the place of the conjunction and comma. Only clauses closely related in thought should be joined to make a compound sentence.

Instructions: The following sentences are either a simple sentence, a compound sentence, a complex sentence, or a compound/complex sentence. Identify the sentences telling what kind each is.

1. None of the other jurors asked me to change my mind.

2. Barbara and Jeanne whispered and giggled all night.

3. That he is my cousin cannot be denied.

4. The boy who is speaking is my brother, and he will be staying with us.

5. I know you don't like him, but that doesn't matter.


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Answers:

1. simple

2. simple

3. complex

4. compound/complex

5. compound/complex



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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Lesson 294 - Parts of the Sentence - Compound/Complex Sentences

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A simple sentence is a group of words expressing a complete thought, and it must have a subject and a verb. A complex sentence is made up of an independent clause and a dependent clause.
 
A compound sentence combines two or more independent clauses. Commas separate the clauses of a compound sentence. (A short sentence joined by and is sometimes combined without a comma.) A semicolon can take the place of the conjunction and comma. Only clauses closely related in thought should be joined to make a compound sentence.

Instructions: The following sentences are either a simple sentence, a compound sentence, a complex sentence, or a compound/complex sentence. Identify the sentences telling what kind each is.

1. Jim and his friend Ryan had planned to return to Canada.

2. Although we searched everywhere, Curtis could find no trace of his shoes.

3. Alaina wrote an original poem, and her mother corrected her spelling.

4. Since he was entrusted with the secret, Fred became very serious, and he was no longer a practical joker.

5. The real story is that he was injured while he was hiking.


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Answers:

1. simple

2. complex

3. compound

4. compound/complex

5. complex



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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Lesson 293 - Parts of the Sentence - Compound/Complex Sentences

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A complex sentence is made up of an independent clause and a dependent clause.
 
A compound sentence combines two or more independent clauses. Commas separate the clauses of a compound sentence. (A short sentence joined by and is sometimes combined without a comma.) A semicolon can take the place of the conjunction and comma. Only clauses closely related in thought should be joined to make a compound sentence.
 
Instructions: The following sentences are made up of two independent clauses with one or more dependent clauses. You are to identify the clauses telling what kind each is. The choices are independent clause, noun clause, adjective clause, or adverb clause.

1. We enlarged our house, and after we had finished the work, we moved to Hawaii and never returned.

2. The vacation should be restful, but many people take vacations that are never restful.

3. James said that will be enough, and everyone agreed.

4. Dad went fishing, but Mom stayed home because she wanted to be there when Terri arrived.

5. Although the children were running everywhere, closer observation indicated that they were playing a game, and they had created it themselves.


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Answers:

1. We enlarged our house = independent clause
after we had finished the work = adverb clause
we moved to Hawaii and never returned = independent clause

2. The vacation should be restful = independent clause
many people take vacations = independent clause
that are never restful = adjective clause

3. James said = independent clause
that will be enough = noun clause
everyone agreed = independent clause

4. Dad went fishing = independent clause
Mom stayed home = independent clause
because she wanted to be there = adverb clause
when Terri arrived = adverb clause

5. Although the children were running everywhere = adverb clause
closer observation indicated = independent clause
that they were playing a game = noun clause
they had created it themselves = independent clause



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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Lesson 292 - Parts of the Sentence - Compound/Complex Sentences

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A complex sentence is made up of an independent clause and a dependent clause.
 
A compound sentence combines two or more independent clauses. Commas separate the clauses of a compound sentence. (A short sentence joined by and is sometimes combined without a comma.) A semicolon can take the place of the conjunction and comma. Only clauses closely related in thought should be joined to make a compound sentence.
 
Instructions: The following sentences are made up of two independent clauses with one or more dependent clauses. You are to identify the clauses telling what kind each is. The choices are independent clause, noun clause, adjective clause, or adverb clause.

1. Since we had gone only a mile from camp, we could return before dark, and we would not become lost.

2. After the tornado had hit, my house was gone, but my neighbor's house was not touched.

3. Mary heard the frightening noise again, and the sound was one that would frighten the bravest of people.

4. The route can be changed, but I know several people who will not like the change.

5. Dr. Mathews did what could be done, but it simply was not enough to save his life.


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Answers:

1. Since we had gone only a mile from camp = adverb clause
we could return before dark = independent clause
we would not become lost = independent clause

2. After the tornado had hit = adverb clause
my house was gone = independent clause
my neighbor's house was not touched = independent clause

3. Mary heard the frightening noise again = independent clause
the sound was one = independent clause
that would frighten the bravest of people = adjective clause

4. The route can be changed = independent clause
I know several people = independent clause
who will not like the change = adjective clause

5. Dr. Mathews did = independent clause
what could be done = noun clause
it simply was not enough to save his life = independent clause



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