Thursday, November 23, 2017

Lesson 309 - Mechanics - Capitalization

Capitalize names of countries, nationalities, races, languages, and adjectives derived from them. Examples: Germany, Swedes, Indians, French, English countryside

Instructions: Capitalize each word that needs a capital letter.

1. The germans destroyed some of the english landscape during the war.

2. The french wines are famous in the united states and mexico.

3. Most blacks in the United States prefer the term african-american, and many orientals prefer to be called asian.

4. many japanese customs are strange to us.

5. The finns and the russians live across the sea from each other.


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Answers:

1. Germans/English

2. French/United States/ Mexico

3. Blacks/African-Americans/Orientals/Asian

4. Many/Japanese

5. Finns/Russians

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Lesson 308 - Mechanics - Capitalization

Capitalize religions, creeds, and denominations; the Bible and its parts; other sacred books; nouns and personal pronouns referring to the Deity (God). Do not capitalize god when it refers to mythology. Examples: Christianity, Protestants, Exodus, Koran, and Jesus and His works

Instructions: Capitalize each word that needs a capital letter.

1. The lutherans will meet next week.

2. The torah is part of the bible.

3. The savior in christianity is Jesus.

4. Zeus is the head god in greek mythology.

5. Is mohammed spoken of in the talmud?


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Answers:

1. Lutherans

2. Torah / Bible

3. Savior / Christianity

4. Greek

5. Mohammed / Talmud

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Lesson 307 - Mechanics - Capitalization

Capitalize North, South, East, West, and words such as Northwest when they indicate a section of the world or country. Do not capitalize them when they indicate a direction.

Instructions: Capitalize each word that needs a capital letter.

1. I used to live in the northwest.

2. go north a mile and then turn east for two miles.

3. The west is burning up this year.

4. The Navahos of the southwest make beautiful blankets.

5. The north is cold, but if you travel south, the weather becomes warmer.


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Answers:

1. Northwest

2. Go

3. West

4. Southwest

5. North

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Lesson 306 - Mechanics - Capitalization

Capitalize the days of the week, the months of the year, but do not capitalize the seasons. Example: Monday, March, summer

Instructions: Capitalize each word that needs a capital letter.

1. monday, may 1st was an important day.

2. we need more rain in the spring of the year.

3. I like december and the summer best.

4. The class will be thursday, friday, and saturday.

5. Will you come next tuesday and tell us about preparations for winter?


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Answers:

1. Monday/May

2. We

3. December

4. Thursday/Friday/Saturday

5. Tuesday

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Quiz for Lessons 301 - 305 - Mechanics - Capitalization

Instructions: Capitalize each word that needs a capital letter.

1. Where were jack and jill going?

2. i wish i could go to arizona with my dad.

3. My uncle jim was visiting with paul in idaho.

4. I just returned from parsippany, new jersey.

5. The constitution should be studied more in school.

6. the navaho indians live in interesting buildings.

7. Did you attend provo high?

8. Ann lives in canada.

9. we will be visiting the first baptist church.

10. my nationality is swedish.


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Answers:

1. Jack / Jill

2. I / I / Arizona

3. Uncle Jim / Paul / Idaho

4. Parsippany / New Jersey

5. Constitution

6. The / Navaho Indians

7. Provo High

8. Canada

9. We / First Baptist Church

10. My / Swedish

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Lesson 305 - Mechanics - Capitalization

Capitalize a common noun when it is part of a proper noun. Examples: river - Jordan River, uncle - Uncle Al, street - Main Street

Instructions: Capitalize each word that needs a capital letter.

1. i have crossed the missouri river.

2. Did you attend mountain view high school?

3. the three boys joined the boy scouts.

4. aunt alice will be coming from africa.

5. The magazine people is read by many people.


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Answers:

1. I / Missouri River

2. Mountain View High School

3. The (at beginning of sentence) / Boy Scouts

4. Aunt Alice / Africa

5. People (the first one)

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Lesson 304 - Mechanics - Capitalization

Capitalize proper nouns. A proper noun names a particular person, place, or thing. Examples: girl - Rebecca, city - Orem, newspaper - Deseret News

Instructions: Capitalize each word that needs a capital letter.

1. Should you and i go with sam?

2. The magna carta is an important document.

3. the first war in my lifetime was world war II.

4. I live in lindon, utah.

5. Have you and john visited england?


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Answers:

1. I / Sam

2. Magna Carta

3. The / World War II

4. Lindon / Utah

5. John / England

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Lesson 303 - Mechanics - Capitalization

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

2. Mom

3. Grandmother

4. Sis

5. Mother/I

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Lesson 302 - Mechanics - Capitalization

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

2. You/I

3. I've

4. I'd

5. I'll

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Lesson 301 - Mechanics - Capitalization

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

2. Why

3. The

4. Get

5. Did

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

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

Instructions: Using all the knowledge learned in the previous lessons, find the verb (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), and objective complements (oc) in the following sentences.

If the word is verbal, tell whether it is a gerund, participle, noun infinitive, adjective infinitive, or adverb infinitive. Tell which word the adjective, adverb, prepositional phrase, verbal, or verbal phrase modify.

If the sentence has a dependent clause tell whether it is a noun clause, adverb clause, or adjective clause. Tell which word the adverb and adjective clause modify. Tell how the noun clause is 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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1. steered = verb, Rulon = subject, jeep = direct object, the = adjective modifying jeep, down the muddy road = adverb prepositional phrase modifying steered, down = preposition, road = object of the preposition, the/muddy = adjectives modifying road, to the camp site = adjective prepositional phrase modifying road (possibly an adverb modifying steered), to = preposition, site = object of the preposition, the/camp = adjectives modifying site; and = co-ordinate conjunction, discovered = verb, he = subject, then = adverb modifying discovered; (that it was the wrong road) = noun clause used as the direct object, was = verb, it = subject, road = predicate nominative, the/wrong = adjectives modifying road, that = noun clause introductory word which does not fit grammatically with the sentence

2. (when Carl came up to bat) = adverb clause modifying were, came = verb, Carl = subject, up = adverb modifying came, to bat = adverb infinitive modifying came, when = subordinate conjunction introducing the adverb clause; were = verb, bases = subject, loaded = predicate adjective, the = adjective modifying bases; and = co-ordinate conjunction, were = verb, outs = subject, two = adjective modifying outs, there = introductory there

3. 've learned = verb, I = subject; (that our vacation plans must be changed) = noun clause used as the direct object, must be changed = verb, plans = subject, our/vacation = adjectives modifying plans, that = noun clause introductory word which does not fit grammatically with the sentence; 'll leave = verb, we = subject, later = adverb modifying 'll leave, in the month = adverb prepositional phrase modifying later, in = preposition, month = object of the preposition, the = adjective modifying month

4. had = verb, sets = subject, tubes = direct object, older/television = adjectives modifying sets; are = verb, models = subject, televisions = predicate nominative, newest = adjective modifying models, digital = adjective modifying televisions; (which take less space) = adjective clause modifying models, take = verb, which = subject, space = direct object, less = adjective modifying space

5. drove = verb, Uncle Al = subject, truck = direct object, my = adjective modifying Uncle Al, a/snow-removal = adjectives modifying truck; and = co-ordinate conjunction, (when there was a big snow storm) = adverb clause modifying was called, was = verb, storm = subject, a/big/snow = adjectives modifying storm, there = introductory there, when = subordinate conjunction introducing the adverb clause; was called = verb, he = subject, to work = adverb prepositional phrase modifying was called, to = preposition, work = object of the preposition, at any time = adverb prepositional phrase modifying was called, at = preposition, time = object of the preposition, any = adjective modifying time

6. (if you are an election judge) = adverb clause modifying distribute, are = verb, you = subject, judge = predicate nominative, an/election = adjectives modifying judge, if = subordinate conjunction introducing the adverb clause; distribute = verb, you = subject, ballots = direct object, the = adjective modifying ballots; and = co-ordinate conjunction, count = verb, you = subject, them = direct object; (after the polls close) = adverb clause modifying count, close = verb, polls = subject, the = adjective modifying polls, after = subordinate conjunction introducing the adverb clause

7. are found = verb, monuments = subject, many = adjective modifying monuments, around the White House = adverb prepositional phrase modifying are found, around = preposition, White House = object of the preposition, the - adjective modifying White House; and = co-ordinate conjunction, visit = verb, leaders = subject, them = direct object, foreign = adjective modifying leaders, often = adverb modifying visit; (who come to Washington) = adjective clause modifying leaders, come = verb, who = subject, to Washington = adverb prepositional phrase modifying come, to = preposition, Washington = object of the preposition

8. told = verb, doctor = subject, us = indirect object, the = adjective modifying doctor; (how we could revive a heart-attack victim) = noun clause used as the direct object, could revive = verb, we = subject, victim = direct object, a/heart-attack = adjectives modifying victim, how = adverb modifying could revive; and = co-ordinate conjunction, demonstrated = verb, she = subject, on a dummy = adverb prepositional phrase modifying demonstrated, on = preposition, dummy = object of the preposition, a = adjective modifying dummy, me = appositive to dummy

9. tried = verb, Jeff = subject, steps = direct object, the/new/dance = adjectives modifying steps; (that had been demonstrated) = adjective clause modifying steps, had been demonstrated = verb, that = subject; and = co-ordinate conjunction, mastered = verb, he = subject, them = direct object, quickly = adverb modifying mastered

10. is = verb, bola = subject, rope = predicate nominative, the = adjective modifying bola, a = adjective modifying rope, (which is used to catch animals) = adjective clause modifying rope, is used = verb, which = subject, to catch animals = adverb infinitive modifying is used, to catch = infinitive, animals = direct object to the infinitive; has = verb, it = subject, weights = direct object, on the end = adverb prepositional phrase modifying has, on = preposition, end = object of the preposition, the = adjective modifying end, of it = adjective prepositional phrase modifying end, of = preposition, it = object of the preposition

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Friday, November 10, 2017

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

Instructions: Using all the knowledge learned in the previous lessons, find the verb (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), and objective complements (oc) in the following sentences.

If the word is verbal, tell whether it is a gerund, participle, noun infinitive, adjective infinitive, or adverb infinitive. Tell which word the adjective, adverb, prepositional phrase, verbal, or verbal phrase modify.

If the sentence has a dependent clause tell whether it is a noun clause, adverb clause, or adjective clause. Tell which word the adverb and adjective clause modify. Tell how the noun clause is 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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1. asked = verb, none = subject, of the other jurors = adjective prepositional phrase modifying none, of = preposition, jurors = object of the preposition, the/other = adjectives modifying jurors; (me to change my mind) = direct object, to change my mind = noun infinitive phrase used as the direct object, me = subject to the infinitive, mind = direct object of infinitive, my = adjective modifying mind

2. whispered/giggled = verbs, Barbara/Jeanne = subjects, and/and = co-ordinate conjunctions, night = adverbial noun modifying whispered/giggled, all = adjective modifying night

3. (that he is my cousin) = noun clause used as the subject, is = verb, he = subject, cousin = predicate nominative, my = adjective modifying cousin, that = noun clause introductory word which does not fit grammatically with the sentence; can be denied = verb, not = adverb modifying can be denied

4. is = verb, boy = subject, brother = predicate nominative, the = adjective modifying boy, my = adjective modifying brother; (who is speaking) = adjective clause modifying boy, is speaking = verb, who = subject; and = co-ordinate conjunction, will be staying = verb, he = subject, with us = adverb prepositional phrase modifying will be staying, with = preposition, us = object of the preposition

5. know = verb I = subject; ([that] you don't like him) = noun clause used as the direct object with a missing introductory that, do like = verb, you = subject, him = direct object, n't = adverb modifying do like; but = co-ordinate conjunction, does matter = verb, that = subject, n't = adverb modifying does matter

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

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

Instructions: Using all the knowledge learned in the previous lessons, find the verb (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), and objective complements (oc) in the following sentences.

If the word is verbal, tell whether it is a gerund, participle, noun infinitive, adjective infinitive, or adverb infinitive. Tell which word the adjective, adverb, prepositional phrase, verbal, or verbal phrase modify.

If the sentence has a dependent clause tell whether it is a noun clause, adverb clause, or adjective clause. Tell which word the adverb and adjective clause modify. Tell how the noun clause is 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 = verb, Jim/friend = subjects, his = adjective modifying friend, and = co-ordinate conjunction, Ryan = appositive, to return to Canada = noun infinitive phrase used as the direct object, to return = infinitive, to Canada = adverb prepositional phrase modifying to return, to = preposition, Canada = object of the preposition

2. (although we searched everywhere) = adverb clause modifying could find, searched = verb, we = subject, everywhere = adverb modifying searched, although = subordinate conjunction introducing the adverb clause; could find = verb, Curtis = subject, trace = direct object, no = adjective modifying trace, of his shoes = adjective prepositional phrase modifying trace, of = preposition, shoes = object of the preposition, his = adjective modifying shoes

3. wrote = verb, Alaina = subject, poem = direct object, an/original = adjectives modifying poem; and = co-ordinate conjunction, corrected = verb, mother = subject, spelling = direct object, her = adjective modifying mother, her = adjective modifying spelling

4. (since he was entrusted with the secret) = adverb clause modifying became, was entrusted = verb, he = subject, with the secret = adverb prepositional phrase modifying was entrusted, with = preposition, secret = object of the preposition, the = adjective modifying secret, since = subordinate conjunction introducing the adverb clause; became = verb, Fred = subject, serious = predicate adjective modifying Fred, very = adverb modifying serious; and = co-ordinate conjunction, was = verb, he = subject, joker = predicate nominative, a/practical = adjectives modifying joker, longer = adverb modifying was, no = adverb modifying longer

5. is = verb, story = subject, the/real = adjectives modifying story, (that he was injured) = noun clause used as the predicate nominative, was injured = verb, he = subject, that = noun clause introductory word which does not fit grammatically with the sentence; (while he was hiking) = adverb clause modifying was injured, was hiking = verb, he = subject, while = subordinate conjunction introducing the adverb clause

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

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

Instructions: Using all the knowledge learned in the previous lessons, find the verb (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), and objective complements (oc) in the following sentences.

If the word is verbal, tell whether it is a gerund, participle, noun infinitive, adjective infinitive, or adverb infinitive. Tell which word the adjective, adverb, prepositional phrase, verbal, or verbal phrase modify.

If the sentence has a dependent clause tell whether it is a noun clause, adverb clause, or adjective clause. Tell which word the adverb and adjective clause modify. Tell how the noun clause is 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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1. enlarged = verb, we = subject, house = direct object, our = adjective modifying house; and = co-ordinate conjunction, moved/returned = verbs, we = subject, never = adverb modifying returned, to Hawaii = adverb prepositional phrase modifying moved, to = preposition, Hawaii = object of the preposition; (after we had finished the work) = adverb clause modifying moved/returned, had finished = verb, we = subject, work = direct object, the = adjective modifying work, after = subordinate conjunction introducing the adverb clause

2. should be = verb, vacation = subject, restful = predicate adjective modifying vacation, the = adjective modifying vacation; but = co-ordinate conjunction, take = verb, people = subject, vacations = direct object, many = adjective modifying people; (that are never restful) = adjective clause modifying vacations, are = verb, that = subject, restful = predicate adjective modifying that, never = adverb modifying are

3. said = verb, James = subject; (that will be enough) = noun clause used as the direct object, will be = verb, that = subject, enough = predicate adjective; and = co-ordinate conjunction, agreed = verb, everyone = subject

4. went = verb, Dad = subject, fishing = participle used as the predicate adjective; but = co-ordinate conjunction, stayed = verb, Mom = subject, home = adverb modifying stayed; (because she wanted to be there) = adverb clause modifying stayed, wanted = verb, she = subject, to be there = noun infinitive phrase used as the direct object, to be = infinitive, there = adverb modifying to be, because = subordinate conjunction introducing the adverb clause; (when Terri arrived) adverb clause modifying to be, arrived = verb, Terri = subject, when = subordinate conjunction introducing the adverb clause

5. (although the children were running everywhere) = adverb clause modifying indicated, were running = verb, children = subject, everywhere = adverb modifying were running, the = adjective modifying children, although = subordinate conjunction introducing the adverb clause; indicated = verb, observation = subject, closer = adjective modifying observation; (that they were playing a game) = noun clause used as the direct object, were playing = verb, they = subject, game = direct object, a = adjective modifying game, that = introductory word that does not fit grammatically with the sentence; and = co-ordinate conjunction, had created = verb, they = subject, it = direct object, themselves = adverb

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