Saturday, October 24, 2015

Quiz for Lessons 281 - 285 - Parts of the Sentence - Clauses Review

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 offered whoever caused the accident a chance to confess.

2. The man whose leg was amputated was glad to be alive.

3. The judge is the person to whom you should talk.

4. When the mayor explained his plan, the citizens were pleased.

5. It is unfortunate that you do not agree.

6. The news that thousands had been killed was correct.

7. This house is where your grandmother lived.

8. Why you don't like him is hard to understand.

9. If you are unable to find it, call me at home.

10. The manager said that everyone would get a raise.


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Answers:

1. offered = verb, we = subject, chance = direct object, a = adjective modifying chance, to confess = adjective infinitive used as object complement; (whoever caused the accident) = noun clause used as an indirect object, caused = verb, whoever = noun clause introductory word used as the subject, accident = direct object, the = adjective modifying accident

2. was = verb, man = subject, the = adjective modifying man, glad = predicate adjective modifying man, to be = adverb infinitive modifying glad, alive = predicate adjective to the infinitive to be; (whose leg was amputated) = adjective clause modifying man, was amputated = verb, leg = subject, whose = adjective modifying leg

3. is = verb, judge = subject, person = predicate nominative, the = adjective modifying judge, the = adjective modifying person; to whom you should talk = adjective prepositional phrase modifying person, (whom you should talk) = noun clause used as the object of the preposition, should talk = verb, you = subject, whom = noun clause introductory word used as the direct object

4. were pleased = verb, citizens = subject, the = adjective modifying citizens; (when the mayor explained his plan) = adverb clause modifying were pleased, explained = verb, mayor = subject, plan = direct object, the = adjective modifying mayor, his = adjective modifying plan, when = subordinate conjunction introducing the adverb clause

5. is = verb, it = subject, unfortunate = predicate adjective modifying it; (that you do not agree) = adverb clause modifying unfortunate, do agree = verb, you = subject, not = adverb modifying do agree, that = subordinate conjunction introducing the adverb clause

6. was = verb, news = subject, correct = predicate adjective modifying news, the = adjective modifying news; (that thousands had been killed) = noun clause used as an appositive, had been killed = verb, thousands = subject, that = noun introductory word that does not fit grammatically with the sentence

7. is = verb, house = subject, this = adjective modifying house; (where your grandmother lived) = noun clause used as a predicate nominative, lived = verb, grandmother = subject, your = adjective modifying grandmother, where = noun clause introductory word used as an adverb modifying lived

8. is = verb; (why you don't like him) = noun clause used as the subject, do like = verb, you = subject, him = direct object, n't = adverb modifying do like, why = noun clause introductory word used as an adverb modifying do like; hard = predicate adjective modifying the noun clause, to understand = adverb infinitive modifying hard

9. call = verb, (you understood) = subject, me = direct object, at home = adverb prepositional phrase modifying call, at = preposition, home = object of the preposition; (if you are unable to find it) = adverb clause modifying call, are = verb, you = subject, unable = predicate adjective modifying you, to find = adverb infinitive modifying unable, it = direct object to the infinitive, if = subordinate conjunction introducing the adverb clause

10. said = verb, manager = subject, the = adjective modifying manager; (that everyone would get a raise) = noun clause used as the direct object, would get = verb, everyone = subject, raise = direct object, a = adjective modifying raise, that = noun clause introductory word that does not fit grammatically with the sentence

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Lesson 285 - Parts of the Sentence - Clauses Review

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. Now I understand why you didn't tell me.

2. Whenever you do well, you will be rewarded.

3. The instrument that he plays is not the French horn.

4. Sam explained how you could save money daily.

5. The man whom I met at the store knew my father.


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Answers:

1. understand = verb, I = subject, now = adverb modifying understand; (why you didn't tell me) = noun clause used as the direct object, did tell = verb, you = subject, me = direct object, n't = adverb modifying did tell, why = noun clause introductory word used as an adverb modifying did  tell

2. will be rewarded = verb, you = subject; (whenever you do well) = adverb clause modifying will be rewarded, do = verb, you = subject, well = adverb modifying do, whenever = subordinate conjunction introducing the adverb clause

3. is = verb, instrument = subject, the = adjective modifying instrument, horn = predicate nominative, the/French = adjectives modifying horn; (that he plays) = adjective clause modifying instrument, plays = verb, he = subject, that = adjective clause introductory word used as a direct object

4. explained = verb, Sam = subject; (how you could save money daily) = noun clause used as the direct object, could save = verb, you = subject, money = direct object, how/daily = adverbs modifying could save

5. knew = verb, man = subject, father = direct object, my = adjective modifying father, the = adjective modifying man; (whom I met at the store) = adjective clause modifying man, met = verb, I = subject, whom = adjective clause introductory word used as the direct object to met, at the store = adverb prepositional phrase modifying met, at = preposition, store = object of the preposition, the = adjective modifying store

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Lesson 284 - Parts of the Sentence - Clauses Review

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. Joe thinks he can win at the slots.

2. That one should always do his best is certain to bring success.

3. The fact was that I was not in town.

4. The girl ran more quickly to her mother than her brother.

5. Although a skilled person will be better prepared, he may not find work.


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Answers:

1. thinks = verb, Joe = subject; (he can win at the slots) = noun clause used as the direct object with an understood introductory word that, can win = verb, he = subject, at the slots = adverb prepositional phrase modifying can win, at = preposition, slots = object of the preposition, the = adjective modifying slots

2. is = verb, (that one should always do his best) = noun clause used as the subject, should do = verb, one = subject, best = direct object, his = adjective modifying best, always = adverb modifying should do, that = noun clause introductory word that does not fit grammatically with the sentence; certain = predicate adjective modifying (that one should always do his best) the subject, to bring = adverb infinitive modifying certain, success = direct object to the infinitive to bring

3. was = verb, fact = subject, the = adjective modifying fact; (that I was not in town) = noun clause used as the predicate nominative, was = verb, I = subject, not = adverb modifying was, in town = adverb prepositional phrase modifying was, in = preposition, town = object of the preposition, that = noun clause introductory word that does not fit grammatically with the  sentence

4. ran = verb, girl = subject, the = adjective modifying girl, quickly = adverb modifying ran, more = adverb modifying quickly, to her mother = adverb prepositional phrase modifying ran, to = preposition, mother = object of the preposition, her = adjective modifying mother; (than her brother [ran quickly to his mother] understood part of the clause) = adverb elliptical clause modifying more, ran = understood verb, brother = subject, her = adjective modifying brother, quickly = understood adverb modifying understood ran, to his mother = understood prepositional phrase modifying ran, to = understood preposition, mother = understood object of the preposition, his = understood adjective modifying mother, than = subordinate conjunction introducing the adverb clause

5. may find = verb, he = subject, work = direct object, not = adverb modifying may find; (although a skilled person will be better prepared) = adverb clause modifying may find, will be = verb, person = subject, a = adjective modifying person, skilled = participle modifying person, prepared = participle modifying person used as the predicate adjective, better = adverb modifying prepared, although = subordinate conjunction introducing the adverb clause

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Lesson 283 - Parts of the Sentence - Clauses Review

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. The woman had several broken bones because her bones were weak.

2. What the man wanted was a free ride through life.

3. I hope that I can learn to use the computer.

4. Do not eat the fruit that has fallen on the ground.

5. We waited until the doctor reported the operation a success.


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Answers:

1. had = verb, woman = subject, bones = direct object, the = adjective modifying woman, several = adjective modifying bones, broken = participle modifying bones; (because her bones were weak) = adverb clause modifying the verb had, were = verb, bones = subject, weak = predicate adjective modifying bones, her = adjective modifying bones, because = subordinate conjunction introducing the adverb clause

2. was = verb, (what the man wanted) = noun clause used as the subject, wanted = verb, man = subject, what = noun introductory word used as the direct object, the = adjective modifying man; ride = predicate nominative, a/free = adjectives modifying ride, through life = adjective prepositional phrase modifying ride, through = preposition, life = object of the preposition

3. hope = verb, I = subject; (that I can learn to use the computer) = noun clause used as the direct object, can learn = verb, I = subject, to use the computer = infinitive phrase used as the direct object, to use = infinitive, computer = direct object of the infinitive to use, the = adjective modifying computer, that = noun clause introductory word that does not fit grammatically with the sentence

4. do eat = verb, (you understood) = subject, fruit = direct object, the = adjective modifying fruit, not = adverb modifying do eat; (that has fallen on the ground) = adjective clause modifying fruit, has fallen = verb, that = adjective clause introductory word used as the subject equaling fruit, on the ground = adverb prepositional phrase modifying has fallen, on = preposition, ground = object of the preposition, the = adjective modifying ground

5. waited = verb, we = subject; (until the doctor reported the operation a success) = adverb clause modifying waited, reported = verb, doctor = subject, operation = direct object, the = adjective modifying doctor, the = adjective modifying operation, success = object complement modifying operation, a = adjective modifying success, until = subordinate conjunction introducing an adverb clause

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Lesson 282 - Parts of the Sentence - Clauses Review

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. This is the driest year that we have had recently.

2. Jim wondered why we hadn't called him.

3. It is evident that you didn't listen.

4. I gave whoever asked the directions to the camp.

5. Texas is where the flooding occurred.


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Answers:

1. is = verb, this = subject, year = predicate nominative, the/driest = adjectives modifying year; (that we have had recently) = adjective clause modifying year, have had = verb, we = subject, that = adjective clause introductory word equaling year used as the direct object, recently = adverb modifying have had

2. wondered = verb, Jim = subject; (why we hadn't called him) = noun clause used as the direct object, had called = verb, we = subject, him = direct object, n't = adverb modifying had called, why = noun clause introductory word used as an adverb modifying had called

3. is = verb, it = subject, evident = predicate adjective modifying it; (that you didn't listen) = adverb clause modifying the predicate adjective evident, did listen = verb, you = subject, n't = adverb modifying did listen, that = subordinate conjunction introducing the adverb clause

4. gave = verb, I = subject, directions = direct object, the = adjective modifying directions; (whoever asked) = noun clause used as the indirect object modifying gave, asked = verb, whoever = noun clause introductory word used as the subject, to the camp = adjective prepositional phrase modifying directions, to = preposition, camp = object of the preposition, the = adjective modifying camp

5. is = verb, Texas = subject; (where the flooding occurred) = noun clause used as the predicate nominative, occurred = verb, flooding = gerund used as the subject, the = adjective modifying flooding, where = noun clause introductory word used as an adverb modifying occurred

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Monday, October 19, 2015

Lesson 281 - Parts of the Sentence - Clauses Review

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. Becky is my daughter whom I have not seen for a year.

2. I will make a playhouse for the kids from whatever material is not used in the house.

3. Then I learned a good lesson, that you should always be kind.

4. If the price is right, we will own the car.

5. Whoever returned my wallet is an honest person.


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Answers:

1. is =verb, Becky = subject, daughter = predicate nominative, my = adjective modifying daughter; (whom I have not seen for a year) = adjective clause modifying daughter, have seen = verb, I = subject, whom = noun clause introductory word used as a direct object, not = adverb modifying have seen, for a year = adverb prepositional phrase modifying have seen, for = preposition, year = object of the preposition, a = adjective modifying year

2. will make = verb, I = subject, playhouse = direct object, a = adjective modifying playhouse, for the kids = adverb prepositional phrase modifying will make, from whatever material is not used in the house = adverb prepositional phrase modifying will make, from = preposition; (whatever material is not used in the house) = noun clause used as the object of the preposition, is used = verb, material = subject, whatever = noun clause introductory word used as an adjective modifying material, not = adverb modifying is used, in the house = adverb prepositional phrase modifying is used, in = preposition, house = object of the preposition, the = adjective modifying house

3. learned = verb, I = subject, lesson = direct object, a, good = adjectives modifying lesson, then = adverb modifying learned; (that you should always be kind) = noun clause used as an appositive, should be = verb, you = subject, kind = predicate adjective modifying you, always = adverb modifying should be, that = clause introductory word that does not fit grammatically with the rest of the sentence. (That is the only introductory word used to introduce noun clauses that will not fit grammatically with the rest of the sentence.)

4. will own = verb, we = subject, car = direct object, the = adjective modifying car; (if the price is right) = adverb clause modifying will own, is = verb, price = subject, right = predicate adjective modifying price, the = adjective modifying price, if = subordinate conjunction introducing the adverb clause

5. is = verb, (whoever returned my wallet) = noun clause used as the subject, returned = verb, whoever = noun clause introductory word used as a subject, wallet = direct object, my = adjective modifying wallet, person = predicate nominative, an/honest = adjectives modifying person

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