Friday, 22 September 2017

Lesson 270 - Parts of the Sentence - Adverb Clauses

Adverb clauses like adjective clauses can give variety to your sentences. Sometimes we find adverb clauses that have left some words out. They are called reduced adverb clauses. Example: While (she was) speaking to the timid student, the teacher spoke slowly.

Instructions: Find the adverb clauses in these sentences and tell what word they modify. If it is a reduced adverb clause or elliptical adverb clause add the missing words.

1. You act as if I enjoy punishing you.

2. The contractor roughened the concrete while it was still wet.

3. My sister is smarter than I.

4. The manager talked with the workers after listening to their suggestions.

5. Before returning to work, he ate his lunch.


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Answers:

1. as if I enjoy punishing you modifies the verb act

2. while it was still wet modifies the verb roughened

3. than I (am smart) modifies the predicate adjective smarter

4. after (he had listened) to their suggestions modifies the verb talked

5. Before (he returned) to work modifies the verb ate

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Thursday, 21 September 2017

Lesson 269 - Parts of the Sentence - Adverb Clauses

Adverb clauses like adjective clauses can give variety to your sentences. Sometimes we find adverb clauses that have left some words out. They are called reduced adverb clauses. Example: While (she was) speaking to the timid student, the teacher spoke slowly.

Instructions: Rewrite the following reduced adverb clauses adding the missing words.

1. After hearing the terrible noise, they ran for their lives.

2. The customer paid for his groceries when passing through the check out stand.

3. Allen is only happy while participating in an argument.

4. Before leaving for the hike, the boy scouts were warned about snakes.

5. Until watering the lawn in the morning, he didn't see the dandelions in it.


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Answers:

1. After they had heard the terrible noise, they ran for their lives.

2. The customer paid for his groceries when he passed through the check out stand.

3. Allen is only happy while he is participating in an argument.

4. Before they left for the hike, the boy scouts were warned about snakes.

5. Until he had watered the lawn in the morning, he didn't see the dandelions in it.

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Lesson 268 - Parts of the Sentence - Adverb Clauses

Adverb clauses like adjective clauses can give variety to your sentences. Sometimes we find adverb clauses that have left some words out. They are called reduced adverb clauses. Example: While (she was) speaking to the timid student, the teacher spoke slowly.

Instructions: Reduce the adverb clauses in these sentences.

1. While he was watching the geese, he saw the fox.

2. Richard got a thorn in his finger when he was pruning the roses.

3. The cat meowed loudly after it searched for a way into the house.

4. Although the man feared being ostracized, he continued helping everyone.

5. Will measured the board again before he made his final cut.


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Answers:

1. While watching the geese, he saw the fox.

2. Richard got a thorn in his finger when pruning the roses.

3. The cat meowed loudly after searching for a way into the house.

4. Although fearing being ostracized, the man continued helping everyone.

5. Will measured the board again before making his final cut.

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Sunday, 17 September 2017

Lesson 266 - Parts of the Sentence - Adverb Clauses

Adverb clauses like adjective clauses can give variety to your sentences.

Instructions: Combine the following sentences using adverb clauses at the end of the sentence.

1. We watched the robins. They raised their young in our apple tree.

2. Becky read the book. It was recommended by a friend.

3. Dad donates his suits to charity. He has worn them a year.

4. The policemen delayed the drivers. The wrecks were cleared.

5. Ann ate an apple. She studied her vocabulary.


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Answers:

Several different subordinate conjunctions can be used to combine adverb clauses with independent clauses, but I will only show one possibility.

1. We watched the robins while they raised their young in our apple tree.

2. Becky read the book since it was recommended by a friend.

3. Dad donates his suits to charity after he has worn them a year.

4. The policemen delayed the drivers until the wrecks were cleared.

5. Ann ate an apple as she studied her vocabulary.

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Sunday, 10 September 2017

Lesson 261 - Parts of the Sentence - Adverb Clauses

A complex sentence is made up of an independent clause and a dependent clause. Example: The television was playing (independent clause which can stand alone and make sense) as I left the room (dependent clause which must be attached to the independent clause to make sense). There are three kinds of dependent clauses: adjective clause, adverb clause and noun clause.

An adverb clause is a dependent clause that modifies a verb, adjective, or another adverb. It usually modifies the verb.

Adverb clauses are introduced by subordinate conjunctionsincluding after, although, as, as if, before, because, if, since, so that, than, though, unless, until, when, where, and while. These are just some of the more common ones.

Example: They arrived before the game had ended. ("before the game had ended" is the adverb clause modifying the verb arrived telling when.)

Instructions: Find the adverb clauses in the following sentences and tell what they modify.

1. You clean the bathroom while I clean the carpet.

2. Ann was confident that she would play the best.

3. Bring in the toys before they get destroyed.

4. I stood on the box so that I could see the top of the shelf.

5. Your face becomes red when you are angry.


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Answers:

1. while I clean the carpet modifies the verb clean

2. that she would play the best modifies the predicate adjective confident

3. before they get destroyed modifies the verb bring

4. so that I could see the top of the shelf modifies the verb stood

5. when you are angry modifies the verb becomes

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Monday, 4 September 2017

Lesson 257 - Parts of the Sentence - Adjective Clauses

Using the various kinds of clauses as with the use of the verbals can give variety to your sentences. Adjective clauses can be used that way.

Instructions: Combine the following sentences using an adjective clause using the introductory words who, whose, whom, which, that, when, and where.

1. They followed the strange man. He had just come from the dark alley.

2. The lot is covered with salt grass. We play baseball there.

3. A minute passed in complete silence. Terri announced her wedding plans then.

4. The newspaper had been delivered late. It is the one I receive.

5. I bought Jim a book. The book is about magic.


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Answers:

1. They followed the strange man who had just come from the dark alley.

2. The lot where we play baseball is covered with salt grass.

3. A minute when Terri announced her wedding plans passed in complete silence.

4. The newspaper that I receive had been delivered late.

5. I bought Jim a book which is about magic.

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Sunday, 3 September 2017

Lesson 256 - Parts of the Sentence - Adjective Clauses

Using the various kinds of clauses as with the use of the verbals can give variety to your sentences. Adjective clauses can be used that way.

Instructions: Combine the following sentences using an adjective clause using the introductory words who, whose, whom, which, that, when and where.

1. The doctor examined the patient. The patient had fallen from a cliff.

2. The mechanic repaired my sister's car. The car had a warped block.

3. The restaurant had closed permanently. The customers were shot there.

4. The day was a wonderful day. Terri was married on that day.

5. The parents had great respect for the teacher. The teacher had taught their children.


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Answers:

1. The doctor examined the patient who had fallen from a cliff.

2. The mechanic repaired my sister's car that had a warped block.

3. The restaurant where the customers were shot had closed permanently.

4. The day was a wonderful day when Terri was married.

5. The parents had great respect for the teacher who had taught their children.

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