Daily Grammar

Lesson 171

Parts of the Sentence - Review

Instructions: Using all the knowledge learned in the previous lessons, identify the words in bold as a verbVerbs show action or state of being. Most verbs are action words, but a few verbs indicate state of being or existence.
Source: Lesson 1
, nounA noun is a word that names a person, place, thing, or idea. Examples: man, city, book, and courage. Nouns often follow words like a, an, and the. Source: Lesson 16, pronounA pronoun is a word that replaces a noun or a group of words used as a noun.
Source: Lesson 21
, adjectiveAdjectives modify or affect the meaning of nouns and pronouns and tell us which, whose, what kind, and how many about the nouns or pronouns they modify. They come before the noun or pronoun they modify except for the predicate adjective which comes after a linking verb and modifies the subject. Source: Lesson 151, or adverbAdverbs are words that modify (1) verbs, (2) adjectives, and (3) other adverbs. They tell how (manner), when (time), where (place), how much (degree), and why (cause). Source: Lesson 161 in the following sentences.

1. Did you see the oil well in Canada? Most of us have not been there.

Did you see the oil wellN in Canada? MostP  
of us have not been there. 

2. I do my assignments well. Jeff is also fast and efficient.

I do my assignments wellAdv. Jeff is also  
fastAdj and efficient.

3. Mother drives too fast. Surely she should drive better.

Mother drives too fastAdv. Surely she should  
drive betterAdv.

4. This isn't a long diet. Maybe you should fast more often.

ThisP isn't a longAdj diet. Maybe you should  
fastV more often.

5. Have you been here long? Did you come by the back way?

Have you been here longAdv? Did you come  
by the backAdj way? 

6. I often long for the good old days of the '50's.

I often longV for the good old days of the  

7. State Street heads south, the most direct route.

State Street heads southAdv, the mostAdv direct  

8. Citizens, on most summer days we have a south wind each evening.

Citizens, on mostAdj summer days we have  
a southAdj wind each evening.

9. I once lived in the South. Our family still goes back for visits.

I once lived in the SouthN. Our family still  
goes backAdv for visits.

10. This highway is a better road than the dirt one.

ThisAdj highway is a betterAdj road than the  
dirt one.

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