Saturday, November 18, 2023

Quiz for Lessons 241 - 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. Are you too important to help the poor?

2. The crying child had upset everyone in the room.

3. He jumped across the gap without knowing the distance.

4. Exercising is good for everyone.

5. Jeff loves to dance constantly.

6. Teasing by your friends is hard to take.

7. Fearing reprisal, the people fled from the city.

8. Eating out is the thing to do tonight.

9. I don't know whether to tell him or to keep quiet.

10. Our next job, to run to the store, should be done quickly.

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1. are - v; you - subj; important - pa modifying you; too - adv modifying important; to help - vbl (adverb infinitive); to help the poor - adverb infinitive phrase modifying important; poor - do to to help; the - adj modifying poor

2. had upset - v; child - subj; the - adj modifying child; crying - vbl (participle) modifying child; everyone - do; in - prep; room - op; the - adj modifying room; in the room - p ph modifying everyone

3. jumped - v; he - subj; across - prep; gap - op; the - adj modifying gap; across the gap - p ph modifying jumped; without knowing the distance - p ph modifying jumped; without - prep; knowing - vbl (gerund); knowing the distance - gerund phrase used as the object of the preposition; distance - do to knowing; the - adj modifying distance

4. is - verb; exercising - vbl (gerund) used as the subject; good - pa modifying exercising; for - prep; everyone - op; for everyone - p ph modifying good

5. loves - v; Jeff - subj; to dance - vbl (noun infinitive); to dance constantly - noun infinitive phrase used as a direct object; constantly - adv modifying to dance

6. is - v; teasing - vbl (gerund); teasing by your friends - gerund phrase used as the subject; by your friends - p ph modifying teasing; by - prep; friends - op; your - adj modifying friends; hard - pa modifying teasing; to take - vbl (adverb infinitive) modifying hard

7. fled - v; people - subj; the - adj modifying people; fearing - (vbl) participal; fearing reprisal - participial phrase modifying people; reprisal - do to fearing; from - prep; city - op; the - adj modifying city; from the city - p ph modifying fled
8. is - v; eating - vbl (gerund); eating out - gerund phrase used as a subject; out - adv modifying eating; thing - pn; the - adj modifying thing; to do - vbl (adjective infinitive); to do tonight - adjective infinitive phrase modifying thing; tonight - adv modifying to do

9. do know - v; I = subj; n't - adv modifying do know; whether/or - correlative conjunction; to tell/to keep - vbl (noun infinitive); to tell him/to keep quiet - noun infinitive phrases used as direct objects; him - do to to tell; quiet - adv modifying to keep

10. should be done - v; job = subj; our/next = adj modifying job; to run - vbl (noun infinitive); to run to the store - noun infinitive phrase used as an appositive; to - prep; store - op; the - adj modifying store; to the store - p ph modifying to run; quickly - adv modifying should be done
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