Saturday, October 3, 2015

Quiz for Lessons 266 - 270 - Parts of the Sentence - Adverb Clauses

Instructions: Find the adverb clauses in these sentences and tell what word they modify. If it is a reduced adverb clause or elliptical adverb clause add the missing words.

1. You seem very happy when you help other people.

2. While you wait, we will detail your car.

3. I am happier than I ever was before.

4. That horse is more obstinate than a mule.

5. After seeing the final act, the audience applauded enthusiastically.

6. The woman took notes while being taught to cook with broccoli.

7. Ben fields baseballs better than he hits.

8. Although never having held office, the candidate decided to run for governor.

9. As the lions approached the carcass, the cheetahs retreated once more.

10. While eating, I choked on a bone.


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Answers:

1. when you help other people modifies the predicate adjective happy

2. While you wait modifies the verb will detail

3. than I ever was (happy) before modifies the predicate adjective happier

4. than a mule (is obstinate) modifies the predicate adjective obstinate

5. After (they saw) the final act modifies the verb applauded

6. while (she was) being taught to cook with broccoli modifies the verb took

7. than he hits (baseballs well) modifies the adverb better

8. Although (he had) never held office modifies the verb decided

9. As the lions approached the carcass modifies the verb retreated

10. While (I was) eating modifies the verb choked

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Lesson 270 - Parts of the Sentence - Adverb Clauses

Adverb clauses like adjective clauses can give variety to your sentences. Sometimes we find adverb clauses that have left some words out. They are called reduced adverb clauses. Example: While (she was) speaking to the timid student, the teacher spoke slowly.

Instructions: Find the adverb clauses in these sentences and tell what word they modify. If it is a reduced adverb clause or elliptical adverb clause add the missing words.

1. You act as if I enjoy punishing you.

2. The contractor roughened the concrete while it was still wet.

3. My sister is smarter than I.

4. The manager talked with the workers after listening to their suggestions.

5. Before returning to work, he ate his lunch.


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Answers:

1. as if I enjoy punishing you modifies the verb act

2. while it was still wet modifies the verb roughened

3. than I (am smart) modifies the predicate adjective smarter

4. after (he had listened) to their suggestions modifies the verb talked

5. Before (he returned) to work modifies the verb ate

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Lesson 269 - Parts of the Sentence - Adverb Clauses

Adverb clauses like adjective clauses can give variety to your sentences. Sometimes we find adverb clauses that have left some words out. They are called reduced adverb clauses. Example: While (she was) speaking to the timid student, the teacher spoke slowly.

Instructions: Rewrite the following reduced adverb clauses adding the missing words.

1. After hearing the terrible noise, they ran for their lives.

2. The customer paid for his groceries when passing through the check out stand.

3. Allen is only happy while participating in an argument.

4. Before leaving for the hike, the boy scouts were warned about snakes.

5. Until watering the lawn in the morning, he didn't see the dandelions in it.


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Answers:

1. After they had heard the terrible noise, they ran for their lives.

2. The customer paid for his groceries when he passed through the check out stand.

3. Allen is only happy while he is participating in an argument.

4. Before they left for the hike, the boy scouts were warned about snakes.

5. Until he had watered the lawn in the morning, he didn't see the dandelions in it.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Lesson 268 - Parts of the Sentence - Adverb Clauses

Adverb clauses like adjective clauses can give variety to your sentences. Sometimes we find adverb clauses that have left some words out. They are called reduced adverb clauses. Example: While (she was) speaking to the timid student, the teacher spoke slowly.

Instructions: Reduce the adverb clauses in these sentences.

1. While he was watching the geese, he saw the fox.

2. Richard got a thorn in his finger when he was pruning the roses.

3. The cat meowed loudly after it searched for a way into the house.

4. Although the man feared being ostracized, he continued helping everyone.

5. Will measured the board again before he made his final cut.


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Answers:

1. While watching the geese, he saw the fox.

2. Richard got a thorn in his finger when pruning the roses.

3. The cat meowed loudly after searching for a way into the house.

4. Although fearing being ostracized, the man continued helping everyone.

5. Will measured the board again before making his final cut.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Lesson 267 - Parts of the Sentence - Adverb Clauses

Adverb clauses like adjective clauses can give variety to your sentences.

Instructions: Combine the following sentences using adverb clauses at the beginning of the sentence.

1. Frank started medical training. He drove a forklift for a living.

2. The rains had started the mud slides. The homes were not safe to live in.

3. Older people love to sit in the park. They feed the birds and visit.

4. I enjoyed camping out. I was much younger.

5. Joe recognized the man. The man had stopped his car to help.


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Answers:

Several different subordinate conjunctions can be used to combine adverb clauses with independent clauses, but I will only show one possibility.

1. Before Frank started medical training, he drove a forklift for a living.

2. Because the rains had started the mud slides, the homes were not safe to live in.

3. While they feed the birds and visit, older people love to sit in the park.

4. When I was much younger, I enjoyed camping out.

5. After the man had stopped his car to help, Joe recognized him.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Lesson 266 - Parts of the Sentence - Adverb Clauses

Adverb clauses like adjective clauses can give variety to your sentences.

Instructions: Combine the following sentences using adverb clauses at the end of the sentence.

1. We watched the robins. They raised their young in our apple tree.

2. Becky read the book. It was recommended by a friend.

3. Dad donates his suits to charity. He has worn them a year.

4. The policemen delayed the drivers. The wrecks were cleared.

5. Ann ate an apple. She studied her vocabulary.


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Answers:

Several different subordinate conjunctions can be used to combine adverb clauses with independent clauses, but I will only show one possibility.

1. We watched the robins while they raised their young in our apple tree.

2. Becky read the book since it was recommended by a friend.

3. Dad donates his suits to charity after he has worn them a year.

4. The policemen delayed the drivers until the wrecks were cleared.

5. Ann ate an apple as she studied her vocabulary.


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