Saturday, December 17, 2016

Quiz for Lessons 81-85 - Parts of Speech - Conjunctions

A conjunction is a word that joins other words, phrases, or clauses. Co-ordinate conjunctions join words, phases, or clauses of equal rank. There are two kinds: simple and correlative. Subordinate conjunctions join dependent clauses to independent clauses. I will refer to them simply as co-ordinate, correlative, and subordinate.

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.

Some common subordinate conjunctions are after, although, as, as if, because, before, if, since, so that, than, unless, until, when, where, and while.

Instructions: Find the conjunctions in these sentences, and tell whether it is co-ordinate, correlative, or subordinate.

1. If you have time, visit your sister while you are in Tucson.

2. The hurricane damaged not only North Carolina but also New Jersey.

3. The injured boy could neither walk nor talk.

4. Soccer and basketball are popular sports throughout the world.

5. The principal and the teacher were shocked, but they soon punished him.

6. She was arrested because she was both dishonest and corrupt.

7. As I said, you may have either this dog or the other.

8. Did you honk, or did I imagine it?

9. Although the storm passed, the clouds were dark and gloomy.

10. After the semester was over, my friend and I traveled to the Black Hills and Mount Rushmore.


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Answers:

1. If (subordinate), while (subordinate)

2. not only-but also (correlative)

3. neither-nor (correlative)

4. and (co-ordinate)

5. and (co-ordinate), but (co-ordinate)

6. because (subordinate), both-and (correlative)

7. as (subordinate), either-or (correlative)

8. or (co-ordinate)

9. although (subordinate), and (co-ordinate)

10. after (subordinate), and (co-ordinate), and (co-ordinate)

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Lesson 85 - Parts of Speech - Interjections

An interjection is a word or word group that shows feeling. A mild interjection is followed by a comma; a strong interjection is followed by an exclamation mark. Interjections are rather easy to understand so we will not spend much time on them.

Examples:

Well, we will soon be home.

Oh! I didn't know he had died.

Instructions: Find the interjections in these sentences.

1. Dear me! That is terrible.

2. Nonsense, you can do it.

3. Wow! You look gorgeous!

4. Sh! The baby is asleep.

5. Oh, what a beautiful baby you have.


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Answers:

1. dear me

2. nonsense

3. wow

4. sh

5. oh

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Lesson 84 - Parts of Speech - Conjunctions

A conjunction is a word that joins other words, phrases, or clauses. Subordinate conjunctions join dependent clauses (a sentence that must be attached to another clause to make sense) to independent clauses (a sentence that makes sense by itself).

Some common subordinate conjunctions are after, although, as, as if, because, before, if, since, so that, than, unless, until, when, where, while.

Instructions: Find the subordinate conjunctions in these sentences.

1. If you don't mind, I will return in a week.

2. I am working hard because I want to succeed.

3. I will not be going north until the weather changes.

4. Unless you are correct about the trail, we will be lost in these mountains.

5. He can do this work better than I can.


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Answers:

1. if

2. because

3. until

4. unless

5. than

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Lesson 83 - Parts of Speech - Conjunctions

A conjunction is a word that joins other words, phrases, or clauses. Correlative conjunctions join words, phases, or clauses of equal rank.

The correlative conjunctions are always in pairs. They are either-or, neither-nor, both-and, not only-but also, and whether-or.

Instructions: Find the correlative conjunctions in these sentences and tell if they are joining words, phrases, or clauses.

1. I like neither the blue one nor the red one.

2. Both the man and his wife wanted not only the television but also the VCR.

3. Whether you like it, or you don't like it, I am going home.

4. Either you get the work done now, or I will get someone else to do it.

5. Both the letter to the editor and the response to it were gratifying.


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Answers:

1. neither-nor (words) one and one - The adjectives "the blue" and "the red" don't change what is joined.

2. both-and (words), man and wife; not only-but also (words) television and VCR - Again the adjectives don't change the fact that you are joining words (nouns).

3. whether-or (clauses)

4. either-or (clauses)

5. both-and (words) letter and response - Leaving out the modifiers doesn't change the meaning of the sentence.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Lesson 82 - Parts of Speech - Conjunctions

Instructions: Locate the correlative conjunctions joining clauses in these sentences.

1. Either I heard someone knocking, or I thought that I did.

2. Whether you like it, or they like it, doesn't matter.

3. Both what I say, and what I do are important.

4. Not only will I do my best, but also I will do it correctly.

5. Neither had the man gone, nor was he going soon.


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Answers:

1. either-or

2. whether-or

3. both-and

4. not only-but also

5. neither-nor

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Lesson 81 - Parts of Speech - Conjunctions

A conjunction is a word that joins other words, phrases, or clauses. Correlative conjunctions join words, phases, or clauses of equal rank.

The correlative conjunctions are always in pairs. They are either-or, neither-nor, both-and, not only-but also, and whether-or.

Instructions: List the correlative conjunctions joining phrases in the following sentences.

1. You can go neither to the corn maze nor to the movie.

2. Not only in the movie but also in the book, the plot was outstanding.

3. I will wear either the gray coat or the brown sweater with this pair of pants.

4. I didn't know whether to correct him or let him learn the hard way.

5. I enjoyed both reading the book and seeing the movie.


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Answers:

1. neither-nor

2. not only-but also

3. either-or

4. whether-or

5. both-and

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