Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Lesson 242 - Parts of the Sentence - Verbals Review

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Instructions: Using all the knowledge learned in the previous lessons, find the verbs (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), objective complements (oc), conjunctions (c), and verbals in the following sentences.
If the word is a verbal, tell whether it is a gerund, participle, noun infinitive, adjective infinitive, or adverb infinitive.  If there are any adjectives, adverbs, prepositional phrases, verbals, or verbal phrases then tell what word they modify.

The actors performed there to entertain and to be seen.
(performed - v; actors - subj; the - adj modifying actors; there - adv modifying performed; to entertain/to be seen - vbl (adv infinitives) modifying performed; and - c)

1. Do you have a car to rent?

2. Flags hung too high are hard to take down.

3. Your moaning and groaning will not make things easier.

4. You know my problem, hating too many foods.

5. To decorate for the wedding will cost a great deal.

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1. do have - v; you - subj; car - do; a - adj modifying car; to rent - vbl (adverb infinitive) modifying do have

2. are - v; flags - subj; hung - vbl (participle); hung too high - participial phrase modifying flags; high - adv modifying hung; too - adv modifying high; hard - pa modifying flags; to take - vbl (adv infinitive); to take down - adv infinitive phrase modifying hard; down - adv modifying to take

3. will make - v; moaning/groaning - vbl (gerunds) used as subjects; your - adj modifying moaning/groaning; not - adv modifying will make; things - do; easier - oc modifying things; and - c

4. know - v; you - subj; problem - do; my - adj modifying problem; hating - vbl (gerunds); hating too many foods - gerund phrase used as appositive; foods - do; many - adj modifying foods; too - adv
modifying many

5. will cost - v; to decorate for the wedding - noun infinitive phrase used as a subject; to decorate - vbl (noun infinitive); for - prep; wedding - op; for the wedding - prepositional phrase modifying to
decorate; the - adj modifying wedding; deal - do; a/great - adj modifying deal

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