Saturday, October 17, 2020

Quiz for Lessons 41-45 - Parts of Speech - Adjectives

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Instructions: Choose the correct answer in these sentences.

1. Mr. Smith is (a husband and father, a husband and a father).

2. (An, A) orange is sweeter than (an, a) pear.

3. May I go to the movie with (them, those) boys?

4. I would avoid (this, these) kinds of back operations.

5. (That, those) sorts of plants are poisonous.

6. May I go help (those, these, them)?

7. James wants (a watch and a camera, a watch and camera).

8. (A, An) answer is what I need now.


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Answers:

1. Mr. Smith is a husband and father.

2. An orange is sweeter than a pear.

3. May I go to the movie with those boys?

4. I would avoid these kinds of back operations.

5. Those sorts of plants are poisonous.

6. May I go help them?

7. James wants a watch and a camera.

8. An answer is what I need now.


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Friday, October 16, 2020

Lesson 45 - Parts of Speech - Adjectives

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This is just a review assignment covering Lessons 41, 42, 43, to 44. See how you do and then go back and review areas that caused trouble.

Instructions: Choose the correct adjectives in these sentences.

1. (Them, Those) skate boards are in the wrong place.

2. (This, These) kind of job is hard work.

3. You need (a pen and a calculator, a pen and calculator).

4. Our society needs (these, that) kinds of rules.

5. The zoo has (a, an) elephant that is huge.


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Answers:

1. Those skate boards are in the wrong place.

2. This kind of job is hard work.

3. You need a pen and a calculator.

4. Our society needs these kinds of rules.

5. The zoo has an elephant that is huge.


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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Lesson 44 - Parts of Speech - Adjectives

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Do not use the pronoun them for the adjectives these or those.

     Example:
     Correct: Give me those papers.
     Correct: Give me them.
     Incorrect: Give me them papers.

Instructions: Choose the correct word (these, those, them) for the blanks in the following sentences.

1. ______ questions are good ones.

2. I will show ______ the answers.

3. Are ______ clothes on sale?

4. ______ actors and singers at Old Tucson were good.

5. We enjoyed ______ very much.


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Answers:

1. These questions are good ones.
     - or -
    Those questions are good ones.

2. I will show them the answers.

3. Are these clothes on sale?
     - or -
    Are those clothes on sale?

4. These actors and singers at Old Tucson were good.
     - or -
    Those actors and singers at Old Tucson were good.

5. We enjoyed them very much.


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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Lesson 43 - Parts of Speech - Adjectives

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Use this or that with kind or sort because both are singular; use these or those with kinds or sorts because both are plural. 
 
Examples:  
this or that kind of stocks
these or those kinds of stocks
this or that sort of people
these or those sorts of people

Instructions: Choose the correct word (this, that, these, those) for each of the blanks in these sentences.

1. _____ sort of computer is much better.

2. Paul bought _____ kind of car.

3. I like _____ sorts of cars better.

4. _____ kinds of problems are hard.

5. What did _____ sorts of shoes cost?


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Answers:

1. This sort of computer is much better.
     - or -
    That sort of computer is much better.

2. Paul bought this kind of car.
     - or -
    Paul bought that kind of car.

3. I like these sorts of cars better.
     - or -
    I like those sorts of cars better.

4. These kinds of problems are hard.
     - or -
    Those kinds of problems are hard.

5. What did these sorts of shoes cost?
     - or -
    What did those sorts of shoes cost?


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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Lesson 42 - Parts of Speech - Adjectives

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When you are using separate nouns, be sure to use the articles (a, an, or the) before each noun. If only one thing or person is meant, do not repeat the article.

      Examples: 
      I need a secretary and a bookkeeper. ( two persons)
      I need a secretary and bookkeeper. (one person)
      She lost the black and white kitten. (one kitten)
      She lost the black and the white kitten. (two kittens)

Instructions: Choose the correct form in these sentences.

1. Mrs. Jones is (a wife and a doctor, a wife and doctor).

2. Jane wanted (a girl and a boy, a girl and boy) for the committee.

3. Jack was wearing (a green and red, a green and a red) shirt.

4. Joan wants to be (a rock star or a lawyer, a rock star or lawyer).

5. Jim brought (a bat and ball, a bat and a ball).


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Answers:

1. Mrs. Jones is a wife and doctor.

2. Jane wanted a girl and a boy for the committee.

3. Jack was wearing a green and red shirt.

4. Joan wants to be a rock star or a lawyer.

5. Jim brought a bat and a ball.


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Monday, October 12, 2020

Lesson 41 - Parts of Speech - Adjectives

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Use the article an before a word beginning with a vowel (a,e,i,o,u) or a vowel sound (words beginning with a silent h as heir, hour).  Words that start with eu or u that are pronounced with a long u or pronounced like "you" use the article a before them.  
 
     Examples:  
     an egg
     an hour
     an orange
     an idea
     a house
     a mouse
     a river
     a boy
     a ukulele
     a eucalyptus tree

Instructions: Use the correct article before the following words.

1. girl

2. man

3. horse

4. apple

5. honor

6. restaurant

7. industry

8. eye

9. car

10. flower


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Answers:

1. a girl

2. a man

3. a horse

4. an apple

5. an honor

6. a restaurant

7. an industry

8. an eye

9. a car

10. a flower


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