Thursday, December 31, 2020

Lesson 99 - Parts of the Sentence - Subject/Verb

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The subject of the sentence can also be compound. A compound subject is joined by either a co-ordinate conjunction or a correlative conjunction.
 
     Example: 
     The bell and siren rang.

Instructions: Find the subject, verb, and conjunctions in these sentences.

1. Barbara, Ann, and Jeanne came home for the holidays.

2. Either Jim or Jeff will move to the new apartment.

3. Both Pam and her husband love the new baby.

4. You, Joe, and I are in the new play.

5. Mom or Dad will be gone by morning.


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Answers:

1. Barbara, Ann, and Jeanne came home for the holidays.

2. Either Jim or Jeff will move to the new apartment.

3. Both Pam and her husband love the new baby.

4. You, Joe, and I are in the new play.

5. Mom or Dad will be gone by morning.
 

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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Lesson 98 - Parts of the Sentence - Subject/Verb

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Sometimes a sentence can have two or more verbs called a compound verb. A compound verb is joined by either a co-ordinate conjunction or a correlative conjunction
 
     Example: 
     The bell rang and rang.

Instructions: Find the subject, verb/verbs, and conjunctions in these sentences.

1. Carl listened carefully but heard nothing.

2. The car raced down the road and hit a tree.

3. The audience stood and cheered the performance.

4. The men caught, cooked, and ate the fish.

5. Sue either has done the job or will do it now.


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Answers:

1. Carl listened carefully but heard nothing.

2. The car raced down the road and hit a tree.

3. The audience stood and cheered the performance.

4. The men caught, cooked, and ate the fish.

5. Sue either has done the job or will do it now.
 

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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Lesson 97 - Parts of the Sentence - Subject/Verb

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Interjections, like the introductory there, do not fit grammatically with the rest of the sentence. They are never the subject. They come at the beginning of a sentence and may be set off with a comma
 
     Example: 
     Oh, I like your new car.

Instructions: Find the subject, verb, and interjections in these sentences.

1. Hey, what are you doing over there?

2. Yes, I would like that very much.

3. Well, Joe did it.

4. Yippee! Our team won the game.

5. Gosh, how did you do that?


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Answers:

1. Hey, what are you doing over there?

2. Yes, I would like that very much.

3. Well, Joe did it.

4. Yippee! Our team won the game.

5. Gosh, how did you do that?
 

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Monday, December 28, 2020

Lesson 96 - Parts of the Sentence - Subject/Verb

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A simple sentence is a group of words expressing a complete thought, and it must have a subject and a verb (predicate - some grammar books use the word predicate, but I will use verb).  A verb shows action or state of being.  The subject tells who or what about the verb.  When finding the subject and the verb in a sentence, always find the verb first and then say who or what followed by the verb.

      Example:
      The bell rang.
      Find the verb - rang
      Who or what rang?
      The bell rang, so bell is the subject.
      The bell rang.


Some sentences begin with an introductory there. It is never the subject. The subject will always come after the verb in such a sentence. There can also be an adverb. The introductory there doesn't fit grammatically with the rest of the sentence as we will find most other words do.
 
To be an introductory there, it must meet these rules: 
  1. It must be the first word of a sentence. (Sometimes a prepositional phrase out of its normal order can come before it.)
  2. It cannot mean where.
  3. It must be with a state of being verb.  
      Example: 
      There is some food in the refrigerator.
      Find the verb - is
      Who or what is
      Food is, so food is the subject. 
      There is some food in the refrigerator.
 
      Example:
      In the refrigerator there is some food
      (Moving the prepositional phrase does not change the introductory there.)


Instructions: Find the subject and verb in these sentences.

1. There may not be time for an encore.

2. In the mail box, there was no mail.

3. There has been no letter today.

4. There weren't many men at the meeting.

5. In the snow there were many tracks.


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Answers:

1. There may not be time for an encore.

2. In the mail box, there was no mail.

3. There has been no letter today.

4. There weren't many men at the meeting.

5. In the snow there were many tracks.
 

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Saturday, December 26, 2020

Quiz for Lessons 91 - 95 - Parts of the Sentence - Subject/Verb

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Instructions: Find the subject and verb in the following sentences. Remember that some sentences can have an inverted order.

1. Here is my shoe!

2. The little boy hit the big girl.

3. You seem unhappy today.

4. Down the road hopped the rabbit.

5. Are we going out on Halloween?

6. Have the men come all the way from Europe?

7. The soup tasted good in the cold weather.

8. The passenger should have been stopped at the gate.

9. The mail could have arrived earlier.

10. Don't go into that house!


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Answers:

1. Here is my shoe!

2. The little boy hit the big girl.

3. You seem unhappy today.

4. Down the road hopped the rabbit.

5. Are we going out on Halloween?

6. Have the men come all the way from Europe?

7. The soup tasted good in the cold weather.

8. The passenger should have been stopped at the gate.

9. The mail could have arrived earlier.

10. Don't go into that house! (understood you)
 

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Friday, December 25, 2020

Lesson 95 - Parts of the Sentence - Subject/Verb

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A simple sentence is a group of words expressing a complete thought, and it must have a subject and a verb (predicate - some grammar books use the word predicate, but I will use verb).  A verb shows action or state of being.  The subject tells who or what about the verb.  When finding the subject and the verb in a sentence, always find the verb first and then say who or what followed by the verb.

     Example:
     The bell rang.
     Find the verb - rang
     Who or what rang?
     The bell rang, so bell is the subject.
     The bell rang.

Sometimes a sentence is in inverted order so the subject may come in the middle or at the end of the sentence.

     Example:
     Out of the woods came a bear.
     Find the verb - came
     Who or what came?
     The bear came, so bear is the subject.
     Out of the woods came a bear.

     Example:
     With it, were her cubs in a rolling pile.
     Find the verb - were
     Who or what were?
     The cubs were, so cubs is the subject.
     With it, were her cubs in a rolling pile.

Instructions: Find the subject and verb in these sentences.

1. Just around the corner was the parade.

2. In the fall the leaves cover the ground

3. In the city lived many poor people.

4. Over the fireplace were hanging the stockings for Santa.

5. From the thicket appeared the deer.


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Answers:

1. Just around the corner was the parade.

2. In the fall the leaves cover the ground

3. In the city lived many poor people.

4. Over the fireplace were hanging the stockings for Santa.

5. From the thicket appeared the deer.
 

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Thursday, December 24, 2020

Lesson 94 - Parts of the Sentence - Subject/Verb

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A simple sentence is a group of words expressing a complete thought, and it must have a subject and a verb (predicate - some grammar books use the word predicate, but I will use verb).  A verb shows action or state of being.  The subject tells who or what about the verb.  When finding the subject and the verb in a sentence, always find the verb first and then say who or what followed by the verb.

     Example:
     The bell rang.
     Find the verb - rang
     Who or what rang?
     The bell rang, so bell is the subject.
     The bell rang.

An interrogative sentence asks a question.

     Example:
     Do you know the man?

Interrogative sentences many times have the subject between the parts of the verb phrase. To find the verb and the subject, turn the question into a statement.

     Example:
     Have you seen my coat?
     You have seen my coat.
     Find the verb - have seen
     Who or what have seen?
     You have seen, so you is the subject.
     Have you seen my coat?


Instructions: Find the subject and verb in these interrogative sentences.

1. Has James left for home?

2. When did the noise begin?

3. Where is Jeanne attending college?

4. Did Jeff eat any dinner?

5. Will you return on Sunday?


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Answers:

1. Has James left for home?

2. When did the noise begin?

3. Where is Jeanne attending college?

4. Did Jeff eat any dinner?

5. Will you return on Sunday?
 

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Lesson 93 - Parts of the Sentence - Subject/Verb

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A simple sentence is a group of words expressing a complete thought, and it must have a subject and a verb (predicate - some grammar books use the word predicate, but I will use verb).  A verb shows action or state of being.  The subject tells who or what about the verb.  When finding the subject and the verb in a sentence, always find the verb first and then say who or what followed by the verb.

     Example:
     The bell rang.
     Find the verb - rang
     Who or what rang?
     The bell rang, so bell is the subject.
     The bell rang.

An imperative sentence gives a command or makes a request.     
 
     Examples:
     Hand it in now. 
     Stop.
 
Imperative sentences always have an understood but not stated you as the subject. 
 
     Examples:
     Hand it in now. (You) hand it in now.
     Stop. (You) stop.
 
Instructions: Find the subject and verb in the following imperative sentences.

1. Give me the gun!

2. Help me please.

3. Bring me the paper.

4. Lock the car door always.

5. Run next door for some sugar.


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Answers:

1. Give me the gun! (understood you)

2. Help me please. (understood you)

3. Bring me the paper. (understood you)

4. Lock the car door always. (understood you)

5. Run next door for some sugar. (understood you)
 

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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Lesson 92 - Parts of the Sentence - Subject/Verb

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A simple sentence is a group of words expressing a complete thought, and it must have a subject and a verb (predicate - some grammar books use the word predicate, but I will use verb).  A verb shows action or state of being.  The subject tells who or what about the verb.  When finding the subject and the verb in a sentence, always find the verb first and then say who or what followed by the verb.

     Example:
     The bell rang.
     Find the verb - rang
     Who or what rang?
     The bell rang, so bell is the subject.
     The bell rang.

     Example:
     The boy is here.
     Find the verb - is
     Who or what is?
     The boy is, so boy is the subject.
     The boy is here.

There are four (4) kinds of sentences: declarative, imperative, interrogative, and exclamatory.

1. A declarative sentence makes a statement.

     Example:
     The assignment is due tomorrow.

2. An imperative sentence gives a command or makes a request.

     Examples:
     Hand it in now. (understood you)
     Stop. (understood you)

3. An interrogative sentence asks a question.

     Example:
     Do you know the man?

4. An exclamatory sentence shows strong feeling. Declarative, imperative, or interrogative sentences can be made into exclamatory sentences by punctuating them with an exclamation point.

     Examples:
     The assignment is due tomorrow!
     Stop!
     Do you know the man!

Instructions: Find the subject and verb in the following sentences.

1. The programs are on the piano.

2. The kittens were under the straw stack.

3. He will be here soon.

4. The weather seems cooler.

5. The money must be on the table.


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Answers:

1. The programs are on the piano.

2. The kittens were under the straw stack.

3. He will be here soon.
     - verb phrase using a helping verb will

4. The weather seems cooler.

5. The money must be on the table.
     - verb phrase using a helping verb must
 
Note: These verbs are all linking verbs.


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Monday, December 21, 2020

Lesson 91 - Parts of the Sentence - Subject/Verb

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A simple sentence is a group of words expressing a complete thought, and it must have a subject and a verb (predicate - some grammar books use the word predicate, but I will use verb).  A verb shows action or state of being.  The subject tells who or what about the verb.  When finding the subject and the verb in a sentence, always find the verb first and then say who or what followed by the verb.

     Example:
     The bell rang.
     Find the verb - rang
     Who or what rang?
     The bell rang, so bell is the subject.
     The bell rang.

     Example:
     The boy is here.
     Find the verb - is
     Who or what is?
     The boy is, so boy is the subject.
     The boy is here.

There are four (4) kinds of sentences: declarative, imperative, interrogative, and exclamatory.

1. A declarative sentence makes a statement.

     Example:
     The assignment is due tomorrow.

2. An imperative sentence gives a command or makes a request.

     Examples:
     Hand it in now. (understood you)
     Stop. (understood you)

3. An interrogative sentence asks a question.

     Example:
     Do you know the man?

4. An exclamatory sentence shows strong feeling. Declarative, imperative, or interrogative sentences can be made into exclamatory sentences by punctuating them with an exclamation point.

     Examples:
     The assignment is due tomorrow!
     Stop!
     Do you know the man!

Instructions: Find the subject and verb in the following sentences.

1. Karen went to the mall.

2. Carl didn't help his dad.

3. Mom cooks breakfast every morning.

4. I want a new bike for Christmas.

5. Ann has had a new baby girl.


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Answers:

1. Karen went to the mall.

2. Carl didn't help his dad.
     - verb phrase using a helping verb did

3. Mom cooks breakfast every morning.

4. I want a new bike for Christmas.

5. Ann has had a new baby girl.
     - verb phrase using a helping verb has

Note: These verbs are all action verbs.


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Saturday, December 19, 2020

Quiz for Lessons 86 - 90 - Parts of Speech - Review

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The eight parts of speech are verbs, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections.

Verbs show action or state of being.

Nouns are the names of persons, places, things, or ideas.

Pronouns take the place of nouns.

Adjectives modify nouns or pronouns and tell which, whose, what kind, and how many.

Adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs and tell how, when, where, and how much.

Prepositions must have an object and show a relationship between its object and some other word in the sentence.

Conjunctions join words, phrases (groups of words), or clauses (groups of words with a subject and verb).

Interjections show feeling and are punctuated with either a comma or an exclamation point.

If you need further clarification on any of the parts of speech, see the Daily Grammar archives (dailygrammar.com/archive.html). Remember that what part of speech a word is depends on how it is used in the sentence.

Instructions: Identify what part of speech each word is in the following sentences.

1. After she cleaned the room, Mrs. Johanson asked me if I would move the furniture and take out the trash.

2. Yes, we arrived safely in Canada, and we enjoyed the visit with the grandchildren although the weather was really cold and cloudy.

3. A good score comes from a great deal of careful work and effort.


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Answers:

1. After - conjunction, she - pronoun, cleaned - verb, the - adjective, room - noun, Mrs. Johanson - noun, asked - verb, me - pronoun, if - conjunction, I - pronoun, would - verb, move - verb, the - adjective, furniture - noun, and - conjunction, take - verb, out - adverb, the - adjective, trash - noun.

2. Yes - interjection, we - pronoun, arrived - verb, safely - adverb, in - preposition, Canada - noun, and - conjunction, we - pronoun, enjoyed - verb, the - adjective, visit - noun, with - preposition, the - adjective, grandchildren - noun, although - conjunction, the - adjective, weather - noun, was - verb, really - adverb, cold - adjective, and - conjunction, cloudy - adjective.

3. A - adjective, good - adjective, score - noun, comes - verb, from - preposition, a - adjective, great - adjective, deal - noun, of - preposition, careful - adjective, work - noun, and - conjunction, effort - noun.


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Friday, December 18, 2020

Lesson 90 - Parts of Speech - Review

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The eight parts of speech are verbs, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections.

Verbs show action or state of being.

Nouns are the names of persons, places, things, or ideas.

Pronouns take the place of nouns.

Adjectives modify nouns or pronouns and tell which, whose, what kind, and how many.

Adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs and tell how, when, where, and how much.

Prepositions must have an object and show a relationship between its object and some other word in the sentence.

Conjunctions join words, phrases (groups of words), or clauses (groups of words with a subject and verb).

Interjections show feeling and are punctuated with either a comma or an exclamation point.

If you need further clarification on any of the parts of speech, see the Daily Grammar archives (dailygrammar.com/archive.html). Remember that what part of speech a word is depends on how it is used in the sentence.

Instructions: In the following sentences tell the part of speech of each italicized word as used in the sentence.

1. Joe has been here since yesterday.

2. I will do what I can since you want it.

3. I looked behind for any cars.

4. Will you stand behind me?

5. That is a fine horse you have.

6. The policeman gave me a fine.

7. I will fine you for your action.

8. I shall mine the gold.

9. The coal mine was no longer used.

10. That coat is mine.


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Answers:

1. since - preposition

2. since - conjunction

3. behind - adverb

4. behind - preposition

5. fine - adjective

6. fine - noun

7. fine - verb

8. mine - verb

9. mine - noun

10. mine - pronoun

 

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Thursday, December 17, 2020

Lesson 89 - Parts of Speech - Review

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The eight parts of speech are verbs, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections.

Verbs show action or state of being.

Nouns are the names of persons, places, things, or ideas.

Pronouns take the place of nouns.

Adjectives modify nouns or pronouns and tell which, whose, what kind, and how many.

Adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs and tell how, when, where, and how much.

Prepositions must have an object and show a relationship between its object and some other word in the sentence.

Conjunctions join words, phrases (groups of words), or clauses (groups of words with a subject and verb).

Interjections show feeling and are punctuated with either a comma or an exclamation point.

If you need further clarification on any of the parts of speech, see the Daily Grammar archives (dailygrammar.com/archive.html). Remember that what part of speech a word is depends on how it is used in the sentence.

Instructions: In the following sentences tell the part of speech of each italicized word as used in the sentence.

1. We need to learn about our past.

2. Your friend just went past.

3. The past event will be remembered forever.

4. The fall colors are outstanding this year.

5. The leaves fall all over the ground.

6. The branches broke his fall from the tree.

7. The spring is full of mud.

8. Spring into action before it is too late.

9. Don't come near me!

10. Do you think he is near?


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Answers:

1. past - noun

2. past - adverb

3. past - adjective

4. fall - adjective

5. fall - verb

6. fall - noun

7. spring - noun

8. spring - verb

9. near - preposition

10. near - adverb


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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Lesson 88 - Parts of Speech - Review

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The eight parts of speech are verbs, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections.

Verbs show action or state of being.

Nouns are the names of persons, places, things, or ideas.

Pronouns take the place of nouns.

Adjectives modify nouns or pronouns and tell which, whose, what kind, and how many.

Adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs and tell how, when, where, and how much.

Prepositions must have an object and show a relationship between its object and some other word in the sentence.

Conjunctions join words, phrases (groups of words), or clauses (groups of words with a subject and verb).

Interjections show feeling and are punctuated with either a comma or an exclamation point.
 
If you need further clarification on any of the parts of speech, see the Daily Grammar archives (dailygrammar.com/archive.html). Remember that what part of speech a word is depends on how it is used in the sentence.

Instructions: Identify what part of speech each word is in the following sentences.

1. Both the big girl and a small boy were happy with the results.

2. If you do not like it, the boss will speak with you tonight on the phone.

3. Whew! This weather is very warm for this time of year.


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Answers:

1. Both - conjunction, the - adjective, big - adjective, girl - noun, and - conjunction, a - adjective, small - adjective, boy - noun, were - verb, happy - adjective, with - preposition, the - adjective, results - noun.

2. If - conjunction, you - pronoun, do - verb, not - adverb, like - verb, it - pronoun, the - adjective, boss - noun, will - verb, speak - verb, with - preposition, you - pronoun, tonight - adverb, on - preposition, the - adjective, phone - noun.

3. Whew - interjection, This - adjective, weather - noun, is - verb, very - adverb, warm - adjective, for - preposition, this - adjective, time - noun, of - preposition, year - noun.


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