Friday, November 17, 2023

Lesson 245 - 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. The rules are hard to remember.

2. Carl hopes to have enough time this week.

3. The President favors spending more money for welfare.

4. The destroyed room left no clues for the police.

5. I saw her trying to save the drowning cat.

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1. are - v; rules - subj; the - adj modifying rules; hard - pa modifying rules; to remember - vbl (adverb infinitive) modifying hard

2. hopes - v; Carl - subj; to have - vbl (noun infinitive); to have enough time this week - noun infinitive phrase used as a direct object; time - do to to have; enough - adj modifying time; week - adv modifying to have; this - adj modifying week

3. favors - v; President - subj; the - adj modifying President; spending - vbl (gerund); spending more money for welfare - gerund phrase used as direct object, money - do to spending; more - adj modifying money; for - prep; welfare - op; for welfare = p ph modifying spending

4. left - v; room - subj; the - adj modifying room; destroyed - vbl (participle) modifying room; clues - do, no - adj modifying clues; for - prep; police - op; the - adj modifying police; for the police -
p ph modifying clues

5. saw - v; I - subj; her - do; trying - vbl (participle) used as an object compliment; to save - vbl (noun infinitive); to save the drowning cat - noun infinitive phrase used as a direct object to trying; cat - do to to save; the - adj modifying cat; drowning - vbl (participle) modifying cat

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