Monday, June 21, 2021

Lesson 211 - Parts of the Sentence - Verbals - Gerunds

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A gerund is a verbal that always ends in ing and is used as a noun
 
Example:
Eating is fun.

The gerund can be a subject, a direct object, a predicate nominative, an appositive, an indirect object, or an object of a preposition
 
Examples: 
Eating is fun. (subject)
I like eating. (direct object)
A fun time is eating. (predicate nominative)
A fun time, eating, takes much time. (appositive)
I give eating too much time. (indirect object)
I give much time to eating. (object of preposition)

Instructions: Find the gerunds in the following sentences and tell if they are used as a subject, direct object, predicate nominative, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition.

1. My father's occupation was farming.

2. My desire, traveling, may happen soon.

3. Writing is sometimes difficult.

4. By saving, we can do our traveling.

5. Some people give gossiping too much time.


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Answers:

1. farming = predicate nominative

2. traveling = appositive

3. writing = subject

4. saving = object of the preposition / traveling = direct object

5. gossiping = indirect object



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Sunday, June 20, 2021

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Saturday, June 5, 2021

Quiz for Lessons 206 - 210 - Parts of the Sentence - Verbals

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Instructions: Find the verbals in these sentences.

1. The rolling hills seemed to go on forever.

2. Having grown sleepy, I finally put down my book.

3. The parcel wrapped in brown paper was thought to be a bomb.

4. Hearing the screeching brakes, I rushed to the window.

5. Swimming is not my favorite sport.

6. To accept defeat well is often hard.

7. To go now would be foolish.

8. Having been invited to attend a party, I hurriedly took a shower.

9. The added figure made the price too high.

10. Is it time to leave yet?


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Answers:

1. rolling / to go

2. having grown

3. wrapped / to be

4. hearing / screeching

5. swimming

6. to accept

7. to go

8. having been invited / to attend

9. added

10. to leave



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Friday, June 4, 2021

Lesson 210 - Parts of the Sentence - Verbals

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A verbal is a verb form used as some other part of speech. There are three kinds of verbals: gerunds, participles, and infinitives.

A gerund always ends in ing and is used as a noun
 
Example: 
Eating is fun.

A participle is used as an adjective and ends various ways. A present participle always ends with ing as does the gerund, but remember that it is an adjective. A past participle ends with ed, n, or irregularly.  
 
Examples: 
played, broken, brought, sung, seeing, having seen, being seen, seen, having been seen

An infinitive is to plus a verb form. It can be a noun, an adjective, or an adverb
 
Examples: 
to be, to see, to be seen, to be eaten

Instructions: Find the verbals in the following sentences.

1. Changing his mind, Fred agreed to play the part.

2. Having been seen at lunch, the man tried to escape.

3. The team winning the final game will win the cup.

4. One way to improve is to work harder.

5. Decayed and crumbling, that old wall is dangerous.


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Answers:

1. Changing his mind, Fred agreed to play the part.

2. Having been seen at lunch, the man tried to escape.

3. The team winning the final game will win the cup.

4. One way to improve is to work harder.

5. Decayed and crumbling, that old wall is dangerous.



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Thursday, June 3, 2021

Lesson 209 - Parts of the Sentence - Verbals

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A verbal is a verb form used as some other part of speech. There are three kinds of verbals: gerunds, participles, and infinitives.

A gerund always ends in ing and is used as a noun
 
Example: 
Eating is fun.

A participle is used as an adjective and ends various ways. A present participle always ends with ing as does the gerund, but remember that it is an adjective. A past participle ends with ed, n, or irregularly.  
 
Examples: 
played, broken, brought, sung, seeing, having seen, being seen, seen, having been seen

An infinitive is to plus a verb form. It can be a noun, an adjective, or an adverb
 
Examples: 
to be, to see, to be seen, to be eaten

Instructions: Find the verbals in the following sentences.
 
1. Sometimes I need to work more effectively.

2. Surreptitiously slipping the answers to his friend, the boy looked innocently at the ceiling.

3. Why won't you try to be nicer?

4. I hope we never become too old to learn.

5. Having forgotten her lines, Jena fled from the stage.


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Answers:

1. Sometimes I need to work more effectively.

2. Surreptitiously slipping the answers to his friend, the boy looked innocently at the ceiling.

3. Why won't you try to be nicer?

4. I hope we never become too old to learn.

5. Having forgotten her lines, Jena fled from the stage.



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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Lesson 208 - Parts of the Sentence - Verbals

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A verbal is a verb form used as some other part of speech. There are three kinds of verbals: gerunds, participles, and infinitives.

A gerund always ends in ing and is used as a noun
 
Example: 
Eating is fun.

A participle is used as an adjective and ends various ways. A present participle always ends with ing as does the gerund, but remember that it is an adjective. A past participle ends with ed, n, or irregularly.  
 
Examples: 
played, broken, brought, sung, seeing, having seen, being seen, seen, having been seen

An infinitive is to plus a verb form. It can be a noun, an adjective, or an adverb
 
Examples: 
to be, to see, to be seen, to be eaten

Instructions: Find the verbals in the following sentences.
 
1. Is Sam too busy to help us?

2. This car is hard to use and to repair.

3. Where did you go to find that mutt?

4. Oh, I didn't lock the door before leaving home today!

5. Having swum for two hours, I felt rather tired.


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Answers:

1. Is Sam too busy to help us?

2. This car is hard to use and to repair.

3. Where did you go to find that mutt?

4. Oh, I didn't lock the door before leaving home today!

5. Having swum for two hours, I felt rather tired.



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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Lesson 207 - Parts of the Sentence - Verbals

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A verbal is a verb form used as some other part of speech. There are three kinds of verbals: gerunds, participles, and infinitives.

A gerund always ends in ing and is used as a noun
 
Example: 
Eating is fun.

A participle is used as an adjective and ends various ways. A present participle always ends with ing as does the gerund, but remember that it is an adjective. A past participle ends with ed, n, or irregularly.  
 
Examples: 
played, broken, brought, sung, seeing, having seen, being seen, seen, having been seen

An infinitive is to plus a verb form. It can be a noun, an adjective, or an adverb
 
Examples: 
to be, to see, to be seen, to be eaten

Instructions: Find the verbals in the following sentences.

1. The pouring rain caused havoc on the highway.

2. The earthquake created many broken dishes.

3. This book has a torn page.

4. The drifted snow had blocked my driveway.

5. Shouting angrily, the man ran from his house.


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Answers:

1. pouring

2. broken

3. torn

4. drifted

5. shouting



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Monday, May 31, 2021

Lesson 206 - Parts of the Sentence - Verbals

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A verbal is a verb form used as some other part of speech. There are three kinds of verbals: gerunds, participles, and infinitives.

A gerund always ends in ing and is used as a noun
 
Example: 
Eating is fun.

A participle is used as an adjective and ends various ways. A present participle always ends with ing as does the gerund, but remember that it is an adjective. A past participle ends with ed, n, or irregularly.  
 
Examples: 
played, broken, brought, sung, seeing, having seen, being seen, seen, having been seen

An infinitive is to plus a verb form. It can be a noun, an adjective, or an adverb
 
Examples: 
to be, to see, to be seen, to be eaten

Instructions: Find the verbals in the following sentences.

1. I can't understand Will's failing in college.

2. Many trees stood bordering the south entrance to the house.

3. I will have to consult your parents.

4. His searching glance terrified the hostages.

5. You should buy a tie to match your suit.


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Answers:

1. failing

2. bordering

3. to consult

4. searching

5. to match



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Saturday, May 29, 2021

Quiz for Lessons 201-205 - Parts of the Sentence - Conjunctions

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Instructions: Using all the knowledge learned in the previous lessons, find the verbs, subjects, predicate nominatives, direct objects, appositives, nouns of address, adjectives, predicate adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, objects of the preposition, prepositional phrases, indirect objects, objective complements, and conjunctions in the following sentences. If there are any conjunctions tell whether they are co-ordinate or correlative conjunctions.

1. The consultant gave Mother and Dad some helpful hints.

2. Dot was an old but reliable pinto horse.

3. My mother knits slowly but very surely.

4. The little girls raced down the street and into the playground.

5. Yesterday was not only hot but also really windy.

6. I have visited both the Boardwalk and Broadway.

7. Either Jenny or your sister will call about the party.

8. Then she stopped at the service station for some gas or oil.

9. The water in the Pacific Ocean was very rough and cold.

10. The injured one was neither Burt nor Bob.


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Answers:

1. and = co-ordinate conjunction; gave =verb; consultant = subject; hints = direct object; Mother/Dad = indirect objects; the/some/helpful = adjectives

2. but = co-ordinate conjunction; was = verb; Dot = subject; horse = predicate nominative; an/old/reliable/pinto = adjectives

3. but = co-ordinate conjunction; knits = verb; mother = subject; my = adjective; slowly/very/surely = adverbs

4. and = co-ordinate conjunction; raced = verb; girls = subject; down/into = prepositions; street/playground = object of the prepositions; the/little/the/the = adjectives

5. not only/but also = correlative conjunction; was = verb; yesterday = subject; hot/windy = predicate adjectives; really = adverb

6. both/and = correlative conjunction; have visited = verb; I = subject; Boardwalk/Broadway = direct objects; the = adjectives

7. either/or = correlative conjunction; will call = verb; Jenny/sister = subject; about = preposition; party = object of the preposition; your/the = adjectives

8. or = co-ordinate conjunction; stopped = verb; she = subject; at/for = preposition; station/gas/oil = objects of the prepositions; the/service/some = adjectives; then = adverb

9. and = co-ordinate conjunction; was = verb; water = subject; rough/cold = predicate adjective; in = preposition; Pacific Ocean = object of the preposition; the/the = adjectives; very = adverb

10. neither/nor = correlative conjunction; was = verb; one = subject; Burt/Bob = predicate nominative; the/injured = adjectives



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Friday, May 28, 2021

Lesson 205 - Parts of the Sentence - Conjunctions

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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.

In these lessons simple co-ordinates will be referred to as co-ordinate conjunctions, and correlative co-ordinates will be referred to as correlative conjunctions.  The co-ordinate and correlative conjunctions should be memorized since they are common and few in number.

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.

Instructions: Using all the knowledge learned in the previous lessons, find the verbs, subjects, predicate nominatives, direct objects, appositives, nouns of address, adjectives, predicate adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, objects of the preposition, prepositional phrases, indirect objects, objective complements, and conjunctions in the following sentences. If there are any conjunctions tell whether they are co-ordinate or correlative conjunctions.

1. In our garden several small but productive trees are growing.

2. Dad waited for Barbara, Jeanne and me.

3. I must leave this place secretly and quietly.

4. After the hike the group was tired and hungry.

5. The coyote ran into a hole or into some trees.


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Answers:

1. but = co-ordinate conjunction; are growing = verb; trees = subject; in = preposition; garden = object of the preposition; our/several/small/productive = adjectives

2. and = co-ordinate conjunction; waited = verb; Dad = subject; for = preposition; Barbara/Jeanne/me = object of the preposition

3. and = co-ordinate conjunction; must leave = verb; I = subject; place = direct object; this = adjective; secretly/quietly = adverbs

4. and = co-ordinate conjunction; was = verb; group = subject; tired/hungry = predicate adjectives; after = preposition; hike = object of the preposition; the/the = adjective

5. or = co-ordinate conjunction; ran = verb; coyote = subject; into/into = preposition; hole/trees = object of the preposition; the/a/some = adjectives



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Thursday, May 27, 2021

Lesson 204 - Parts of the Sentence - Conjunctions

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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.

In these lessons simple co-ordinates will be referred to as co-ordinate conjunctions, and correlative co-ordinates will be referred to as correlative conjunctions.  The co-ordinate and correlative conjunctions should be memorized since they are common and few in number.

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.

Instructions: Using all the knowledge learned in the previous lessons, find the verbs, subjects, predicate nominatives, direct objects, appositives, nouns of address, adjectives, predicate adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, objects of the preposition, prepositional phrases, indirect objects, objective complements, and conjunctions in the following sentences. If there are any conjunctions tell whether they are co-ordinate or correlative conjunctions.

1. The very happy guests laughed and talked with the hosts.

2. They will invite both Joe and his wife tomorrow.

3. Two hot drinks, coffee and tea, will be served daily.

4. Their first visitors were Lottie and Elaine.

5. We neither saw nor heard anything important.


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Answers:

1. and = co-ordinate conjunction; laughed/talked = verbs; guests = subject; with = preposition; hosts = object of the preposition; the/happy/the = adjectives; very = adverb

2. both/and = correlative conjunction; will invite =verb; they = subject; Joe/wife = direct objects; his = adjective; tomorrow = adverb

3. and = co-ordinate conjunction; will be served = verb; drinks = subject; coffee/tea = appositives; two/hot = adjectives; daily = adverb

4. and = co-ordinate conjunction; were = verb; visitors = subject; Lottie/Elaine = predicate nominatives; their/first = adjectives

5. neither/nor = correlative; saw/heard = verbs; we = subject; anything = direct object; important = object complement



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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Lesson 203 - Parts of the Sentence - Conjunctions

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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.

In these lessons simple co-ordinates will be referred to as co-ordinate conjunctions, and correlative co-ordinates will be referred to as correlative conjunctions.  The co-ordinate and correlative conjunctions should be memorized since they are common and few in number.

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.

Instructions: Using all the knowledge learned in the previous lessons, find the verbs, subjects, predicate nominatives, direct objects, appositives, nouns of address, adjectives, predicate adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, objects of the preposition, prepositional phrases, indirect objects, objective complements, and conjunctions in the following sentences. If there are any conjunctions tell whether they are co-ordinate or correlative conjunctions.

1. The basketball team scored quickly and easily.

2. The wrestler was a small but strong individual.

3. Neither Helen nor her family will associate with us.

4. Jim, Jeff and Shawn went to Wendover but told no one.

5. A group of pretty girls and older women followed them.


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Answers:

1. and = co-ordinate conjunction; scored = verb; team = subject; the/basketball = adjectives; quickly/easily = adverbs

2. but = co-ordinate conjunction; was = verb; wrestler = subject; individual = predicate nominative; the/a/small/strong = adjectives

3. neither/nor = correlative conjunction; will associate = verb; Helen/family = subjects; with = preposition; us = object of the preposition; her = adjective

4. and/but = co-ordinate conjunctions; went/told = verbs; Jim/Jeff/Shawn = subjects; no one = direct object; to = preposition; Wendover = object of the preposition

5. and = co-ordinate conjunction; followed = verb; group = subject; them = direct object; of = preposition; girls/women = objects of the preposition; a/pretty/older = adjectives.



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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Lesson 202 - Parts of the Sentence - Conjunctions

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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.

In these lessons simple co-ordinates will be referred to as co-ordinate conjunctions, and correlative co-ordinates will be referred to as correlative conjunctions.  The co-ordinate and correlative conjunctions should be memorized since they are common and few in number.

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.

Instructions: Using all the knowledge learned in the previous lessons, find the verbs, subjects, predicate nominatives, direct objects, appositives, nouns of address, adjectives, predicate adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, objects of the preposition, prepositional phrases, indirect objects, objective complements, and conjunctions in the following sentences. If there are any conjunctions tell whether they are co-ordinate or correlative conjunctions.

1. Run up the hill and through the valley.

2. I will be waiting for Ann and her family.

3. The clouds were neither large nor billowy.

4. At the convention I saw not only my neighbor but also my cousin.

5. The dog owner called his favorite dogs Laddie and Lady.


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Answers:

1. and = co-ordinate conjunction; run = verb; you (understood) = subject; up/through = prepositions; hill/valley = object of the preposition; the/the = adjectives

2. and = co-ordinate conjunction; will be waiting = verb; I = subject; for = preposition; Ann/family = objects of the preposition; her = adjective

3. neither/nor = correlative conjunction; were = verb; clouds = subject; large/billowy = predicate adjectives; the = adjective

4. not only/but also = correlative conjunction; saw = verb; I = subject; neighbor/cousin = direct objects; at = preposition; convention = object of the preposition; the/my/my = adjectives

5. and = co-ordinate conjunction; called = verb; owner = subject; dogs = direct object; Laddie/Lady = object complements; the/dog/his/favorite = adjectives



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Monday, May 24, 2021

Lesson 201 - Parts of the Sentence - Conjunctions

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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.

In these lessons simple co-ordinates will be referred to as co-ordinate conjunctions, and correlative co-ordinates will be referred to as correlative conjunctions.  The co-ordinate and correlative conjunctions should be memorized since they are common and few in number.

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.

Instructions: Using all the knowledge learned in the previous lessons, find the verbs, subjects, predicate nominatives, direct objects, appositives, nouns of address, adjectives, predicate adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, objects of the preposition, prepositional phrases, indirect objects, objective complements, and conjunctions in the following sentences. If there are any conjunctions tell whether they are co-ordinate or correlative conjunctions.

1. Jeff and Jim cut the grass.

2. Mr. Smith, our neighbor and friend, is visiting Africa.

3. Lindsay gave both Ila and me a surprise.

4. The rabbit hopped and skipped about in the yard.

5. The new manager will be either Bill or Fred.


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Answers:

1. and = co-ordinate conjunction; cut = verb; Jeff/Jim = subject; the = adjective

2. and = co-ordinate conjunction; is visiting = verb; Mr. Smith = subject; Africa = direct object; neighbor/friend = appositives; our = adjective

3. both/and = correlative conjunction; gave = verb; Lindsay = subject; surprise = direct object; Ila/me = indirect object; a = adjective

4. and = co-ordinate conjunction; hopped/skipped = verbs; rabbit = subject; the/the = adjectives; in = preposition; yard = object of the preposition

5. either/or = correlative conjunction; will be = verb; manager = subject; Bill/Fred = predicate nominative; the/new = adjectives



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