Daily Grammar

Lesson 175

Parts of the Sentence - Review

Instructions: Using all the knowledge learned in the previous lessons, find the verbsVerbs show action or state of being. Most verbs are action words, but a few verbs indicate state of being or existence.
Source: Lesson 1
, subjectsThe subject tells who or what about the verb.  Source: Lesson 91, predicate nominativesA predicate nominative or predicate noun completes a linking verb and renames the subject. It is a complement or completer because it completes the verb. Predicate nominatives complete only linking verbs. The verb in a sentence having a predicate nominative can always be replaced by the word equals.  Source: Lesson 102, direct objectsA direct object receives the action performed by the subject. The verb used with a direct object is always an action verb. Another way of saying it is that the subject does the verb to the direct object.
Source: Lesson 109
, appositivesAn appositive is a word or group of words that identifies or renames the noun or pronoun that it follows. It is set off by commas unless closely tied to the word that it identifies or renames. ("Closely tied" means that it is needed to identify the word.) An appositive can follow any noun or pronoun.  Source: Lesson 128, nouns of addressNouns or nominatives of address are the persons or things to which you are speaking. They are set off from the rest of the sentence by a comma or commas, may have modifiers, and are not related to the rest of the sentence grammatically. You can remove them and a complete sentence remains. Source: Lesson 131, adjectivesAdjectives 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, and adverbsAdverbs 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. If there are any adjectives or adverbs, then tell what word they modify.

1. My friend called me once or twice yesterday.

MyAdj friendS calledV meDO onceAdv or twiceAdv  

  - My modifies friend
  - once, twice, and yesterday modify called

2. Pam left the market slowly and very unhappily.

PamS leftV theAdj marketDO slowlyAdv and veryAdv  

  - the modifies market
  - slowly and unhappily modify left
  - very modifies unhappily

3. Collette, did you just have your sixth birthday?

ClaudiaNoA, didV youS justAdv haveV yourAdj sixthAdj  

  - just modifies did have
  - your and sixth modify birthday

4. Happy children never become really unhappy grownups.

HappyAdj childrenS neverAdv becomeV reallyAdv  
unhappyAdj grownupsPN.

  - Happy modifies children
  - never modifies become
  - really modifies unhappy
  - unhappy modifies grownups

5. Have you taken often that trip, an Alaskan cruise?

HaveV youS takenV oftenAdv thatAdj tripDO, anAdj  
AlaskanAdj cruiseApp?

  - often modifies have taken
  - that modifies trip
  - an and Alaskan modify cruise

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