Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Lesson 297 - Parts of the Sentence - Compound/Complex Sentences

Instructions: Using all the knowledge learned in the previous lessons, find the verb (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), and objective complements (oc) in the following sentences.

If the word is verbal, tell whether it is a gerund, participle, noun infinitive, adjective infinitive, or adverb infinitive. Tell which word the adjective, adverb, prepositional phrase, verbal, orverbal phrase modify.

If the sentence has a dependent clause tell whether it is a noun clause, adverb clause, or adjective clause. Tell which word the adverb and adjective clausemodify. Tell how the noun clause is used.

1. Since we had gone only a mile from camp, we could return before dark, and we would not become lost.

2. After the tornado had hit, my house was gone, but my neighbor's house was not touched.

3. Mary heard the frightening noise again, and the sound was one that would frighten the bravest of people.

4. The route can be changed, but I know several people who will not like the change.

5. Dr. Mathews did what could be done, but it simply was not enough to save his life.

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1. (Since we had gone only a mile from camp) = adverb clause modifying could return, had gone = verb, we = subject, mile = adverb modifying had gone, a = adjective modifying the adverbial noun mile, only = adverb modifying mile, from camp = adjective prepositional phrase modifying mile, from = preposition, camp = object of the preposition; could return = verb, we = subject, before dark = adverb prepositional phrase modifying could return, before = preposition, dark = object of the preposition; would become= verb, we = subject, lost = predicate adjective modifying we, not = adverb modifying would become, and = co-ordinate conjunction

2. (after the tornado had hit) = adverb clause modifying was gone, had hit = verb, tornado = subject, the = adjective modifying tornado, after = subordinate conjunction introducing the adverb clause; was gone = verb, house = subject, my = adjective modifying house; was touched = verb, house = subject, my/neighbor's = adjectives modifying house, not = adverb modifying was touched, but = co-ordinate conjunction

3. heard = verb, Mary = subject, noise = direct object, the = adjective modifying noise, frightening = participle modifying noise, again = adverb modifying heard; was = verb, sound = subject, one = predicate nominative, the = adjective modifying sound, and = co-ordinate conjunction; (that would frighten the bravest of people) adjective clause modifying one, would frighten = verb, that = subject, bravest = direct object, the = adjective modifying bravest, of people = adjective prepositional phrase modifying bravest, of = preposition, people = object of the preposition

4. can be changed = verb, route = subject, the = adjective modifying route; know = verb, I = subject, people = direct object, several = adjective modifying people, but = co-ordinate conjunction; (who will not like the change) = adjective clause modifying people, will like = verb, who = subject, change = direct object, the = adjective modifying change, not = adverb modifying will like

5. did = verb, Dr. Mathews = subject; (what could be done) = noun clause used as the direct object, could be done = verb, what = subject; was = verb, it = subject, enough = predicate adjective modifying it, not/simply = adverbs modifying was, to save his life = adverb infinitive phrase modifying enough, to save = infinitive, life = direct object, his = adjective modifying life

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