The end work is dedicated to the English grammar I hope my work will the procedure of instruction and larning grammar merriment and exciting for pupils, besides want to do learning grammar every bit easy as possible by supplying you with all tools heeded to give pupils a rich and gratifying experience.
Grammar becomes exciting and dynamic when you bring the existent universe into your schoolroom and convey your category out into the universe. The purpose of probe.
1 ) To get a nomenclature for discoursing sentence rightness and effectivity
2 ) To look for topics and verbs when perplexing out the significance of hard sentences.
3 ) To understand how construction clues assist place parts of address
4 ) To acknowledge participials, gerunds, and infinitives and utilize them to better sentences
To analyze the construction of the simple sentence, to do the procedure of larning grammar apprehensible.
One of the chief undertakings of making work is the salvaging private undertakings of grammar, to demo:
SV Patterns 1 Subject Verb
SVN Pattern 2 Subject Verb Predicate Nominative
SVA Pattern 3 Subject Verb Predicate adjective
SVO Pattern 4 Subject Verb Object
SVIO Pattern 5 Subject Verb Indirect object Direct object
SVOC Pattern 6 Subject Verb Direct object complement
The really of the work. It is no uncertainty that pupil turn toward adulthood and independency of idea, as they progress trough the classs.
Explains that, inspire of the great involvement to a acquisition grammar, to the job sentences construction, there are some troubles in larning it. There is a great figure of some foreign linguists.
In my work I tried to take the best plant of some foreign linguists as Henry I Christ, Francis B. Connors and other syntacticians
The freshness of the work. Introduce some of the newest and most ambitious constructs of modern grammar. It utilizes new nomenclature and shows how instructors may get down working new definitions new accounts, and new attacks into the regular linguistic communication survey. Yet the work is arranged so that we can concentrate upon traditional elements.
The theoretical signifies of the work is concluded in comparing with the nature languages Russian and Uzbek, the correlativity between the rule parts of the sentences which based on practical application.
1. Practical significance
The practical plants are given in the work and trials, what can be used in larning the construction of the sentences on the class of theoretical grammar and at the practical categories of larning English.
The chief resort from where I have taken the stuff of my making work are works done by Henry I Christ Modern English in Action work done by Francis B Connors & # 171 ; New ocean trips in English & # 187 ; Material from Internet and universe encyclopaedia.
1.1 The construction of the Simple Sentence
& # 171 ; Every sentence has a topic and a quandary & # 187 ; .
Although you may non be like the school male child who wrote the predating account, you will likely welcome a reappraisal of grammar. Knowing the names of eight parts of address and about two twelve other footings will give you tools for bettering your authorship and speech production. This chapter will besides supply a refresher class on basicss of sentence construction.
DIAGNOSTIC TEST 1.A Partss of the Simple Sentence.
Copy the italicized words in a column and figure them 1 to25. Then, utilizing the abbreviations given below, indicate the usage in the sentence of each word. Write the abbreviations in a column to the right of the words.
.-object of preposition
1. The Pharos of Alexandria, a tall beacon,
was a admiration of the ancient universe.
2. The following twenty-four hours the new neighbours
brought us a dinner of spaghetti and delightful sauce.
3. The boy of Mr. Oliver, the corner grocer, gave me a piece of apple pie with raisins in it.
4. In the forenoon the itinerants strung beads a unit of ammunition the cervix of the donkey and tied her tail with a bright ruddy thread a pace long.
5. What sort of minerals can you happen in the old lead mine?
6. The Buddha of Kamakura, a immense bronze statue, is considered one of the most beautiful sights in Japan.
7. The imprint of the dodo shell in the stone was crisp and clear.
In the winter the stone garden looks exanimate and wastes.
2. The chief portion
2.1 Subject, verb
A.1 SENTENCEA sentence expresses a complete idea. It
contains a topic and a predicate ( or verb ) either expresses or understood.
The state & # 8217 ; s largest herd of American bison grazes in Custer State Park.
Predicate VERBThe predicate verb makes a statement,
asks a inquiry, or gives a bid
Custer State Park boundary lines on the Black Hills National Forest in South Dakota.
Who was catastrophe Jane?
For an reliable position of the old West visit Custer State Park.
An subsidiary helps a verb to do a statement, inquire a inquiry, or give a bid.
The aides are: ( be group ) be, am, is, are, was, were, been, being ; ( have group ) has, hold, had ; ( make group ) do, does, did ; ( other ) may, might ; can, could ; shall, should ; would, must. With aides a complete verb can be two, or for words.
Have you of all time eaten buffalo steak?
Income from the sale of American bison meat has been partly paying for the care of Custer State Park.
You should non hold been amazed at the sight of buffalo Burger bases.
SIMPLE SUBJECT The simple capable answer the inquiry & # 171 ; Who? & # 187 ; or & # 171 ; What? & # 187 ; before the verb.
A simple topic is normally a noun or a pronoun.
Winter temperatures in Alaska may fall to 60 grades below nothing.
( Temperatures answer the inquiry & # 171 ; What my autumn? & # 187 ; )
Fort Yukon has recorded temperatures of 100 grades above nothing in July. ( Fort Yukon answer the inquiry & # 171 ; What has recorded? & # 187 ; )
Write the Alaskan Visitors Association for information about holidaies in Alaska. ( You, understood, reply the inquiry & # 171 ; Who write? & # 187 ; )
ModifierA qualifier is a word or look that makes clearer or limits the significance of another word.
For farther aid see Teacher & # 8217 ; s Manual.
George Washington planned one of the first American canals. ( the first American canals is more limited than canals. The, foremost, and American modify canals. )
Canalboats were drawn by hardy mules. ( Were drawn by hardy mules is different from were drawn. By hardy mules modifies were drawn. )
Complete Subject The complete topic is the simple topic with its qualifiers.
A windmill on Nantucket still grinds Indian meal.
Complete PREDIDICATE The complete predicate is the predicate verb its qualifiers and the words that complete its significance.
Wordss which complete the significance of a verb are complements or completers. Normally every word in a simple sentence belongs either to the complete topic or the complete predicate.
Windmills were one time a common sights along the Massachusetts seashores ( The perpendicular line separates the complete topic from the complete predicate. The complete topic is underline one time and the predicate verb twice. )
The first Cu coins in the settlements were minted by John Higley at Simsbury, Connecticut.
1.Find the verb.
2.Ask & # 171 ; Who? & # 187 ; or & # 171 ; What? & # 187 ; before the verb. Your reply is the simple topic.
3.Find all the words attached to the topic. This measure gives you the complete topic.
4.Everything else is the complete predicate.
PRACTICE 1 Expanding Complete Subject and Complete predicates.
Expand each of the italicized topics and predicates by adding colourful, exact qualifiers.
Example: The rain came.
The prayed-for rain came with the cleft of boom and the relentless tattoo of raindrops every bit large as marbles.
INVERTED ORDER A sentence is inverted when the verb, or portion of it, precedes the topic.
In most English sentences the topic precedes the verb.
Inverted order. Along the Hudson River are found reminders of our Dutch heritage.
Reminders of our Dutch heritage are found along the Hudson River.
Was the first simple school in the United States on Staten Island?
Natural order. The first simple school in the United States was on Staten Island.
There When there begins a sentence in invented order, it is non the topic and does non modify anything.
There is ne’er the topic and doesn`t add anything to the significance.
Inverted order. There were English colonists in New England before the Pilgrims.
Natural order English colonists were in New England before the Pilgrims.
OVERDOING THERE. Don & # 8217 ; t overuse at that place.
Too frequent usage of there is humdrum.
OTHER WORDS BEFORE SUBJECT Frequently a part of the complete predicate precedes the topic. Other words before capable In1889 the first film. Film was produced in America by Thomas A. Edison.
Natural order. The first film movie was produced in America by Thomas A. Edison in 1889.
ARRANGEMENT FOR STILE Often a part of the predicate verb can be placed before the complete topic for accent, for fall ining the sentence to the predating sentence, or for bettering the beat of the transition in which it occurs.
( Use this device for accent merely meagerly. )
Emphasis That will ne’er bury. ( I will ne’er bury that. )
Sentence beat: Suddenly and without warning, the jaguar leaped all of a sudden without warning upon the cervid ) .
PRACTICE 2 Rearranging for stile
Rearrange each of the undermentioned sentences for increased accent or betterment in sentence beat.
SIMPLE SENTENCE A simple sentence has one topic and one predicate, either or both of which may be compound.
Compound Subject: Seagoing cutthroats and stealers one time hid along the Carolina seashore.
Compound predicate: Blackbeard tarred and caulked his boats in Oracoke Inlet.
Compound Subject and Compound Predicate In 1718 Blackbeard and Srese Bonnet blockaded Charleston and captured five ships.
PRACTICE 3 Finding Subject and Verbs
Copy the undermentioned sentences, set uping upside-down sentences in their natural order. Rearrange besides those sentences that have any portion of the predicate before the topic. Then pull one line the under the predicate verb. Separate the complete topic from the complete predicate with a perpendicular line. Topographic point all qualifiers of the verb after the perpendicular line.
Example: During the Twenties was born the epicurean film topographic point.
The epicurean film topographic point was born during the Twenties.
MOVIE PALACES OF THE TWENTIES
1. In metropolis after metropolis at that place arose some of the most munificent edifice of all clip.
2. Can you visualise imitation Assyrian temples, Chinese pagodas, Italian castles?
3. Truly, words can non make justness to the impressiveness of these constructions.
4. Highly cosmetic and broad were the colourful insides.
5. In many theatres moony skies, flashing stars, and floating clouds soothed the air & # 8211 ; conditioned clients and transported them to another universe.
6. IN a few of these & # 171 ; atmospheric & # 187 ; Edens, particular morning and sunset consequence delighted the motion-picture fans.
7. Unbelievable was the word for these elephantine edifices.
8. The Roxy Theater in New York had 6214 seats and room for 110 instrumentalists in the cavity of the orchestra.
9. A immense rug covered the rotunda and required the services of many individuals for care.
10. Each flushing the Usshers had a changing-of-guard ceremonial of considerable elaborateness and split-second preciseness.
11. Have these luxuriant collector’s items survived altering gustatory sensations and wonts?
12. Unfortunately, most have been demolished and have been replaced with supermarkets, garages, and parking tonss.
THE PARTS OF SPEECH
A word becomes a portion of address when its used in a sentence.
Noun: A noun is a name.
a. Persons, animate beings, topographic points, things.
Many Americans have come to cognize the Hudson River throught the narratives of Washington Irving and the canvases of the Hudson River painters.
B. Collection or groups of individuals, animate beings, or things ( corporate nouns )
The council named a safety commission.
c. Qualities conditions, actions, procedures, and thoughts ( abstract nouns )
The declaration of Independence upheld the right of life, autonomy, and the chase of felicity.
PRONOUN A pronoun is a word used in topographic point of a noun.
Because a pronoun substitutes or stands in for a noun, it avoids boring repeat of the noun. The word the pronoun refers to is its ancestor.
In his narratives Washington Irving peopled the Hudson vale with amusing Dutchmen, headless equestrians, and bowling dwarfs. ( His is used alternatively of Washington Irving )
These are normally used pronouns:
Speaker: I, me, mine, we, us, our, ours.
Person spoken to: you, your, yours.
Person or things spoken of: he, him, she, her, hers, it, its, they, them, their, theirs.
Other pronouns: who, whom.
Several pronouns are formed by adding ego or egos to other pronouns: myself, ourselves, yourself, yourselves, itself, himself, herself, themselves,
Some pronouns are formed by fall ining some, any, every, and no to organic structure, one and thing: person, person, something, anybody, nil.
All, another, any, both, each, either, few, many, neither, one, other, several, some, this, these, that, those, which, whose, and what are normally pronouns when they stand entirely but are qualifiers, non pronouns, when they modify nouns.
VERB Verbs do statement about individuals, topographic points, or things, ask inquiries, or give bids.
Statements: Some historiographers still question Captain John Smith & # 8217 ; s history of his escapades.
Question: Did Pocahontas really rescue him?
Command: Read Marshall Fishwick`s article & # 171 ; Was John Smith a Liar? & # 187 ; in American Heritage.
ADJECTIVE An adjective is a word that describes or limits a noun or pronoun.
An adjectival normally answers one of these inquiries: & # 171 ; Which? & # 187 ; & # 171 ; What sort of & # 187 ; & # 171 ; How many? & # 187 ; & # 171 ; How much? & # 187 ; A, an, and the, the most common adjectives, are besides called & # 171 ; articles & # 187 ; . [ 1 ]
By 1700 there were 80,000 colonists in the low-lying countries along the New England seashore and in the great cardinal vale of Connecticut and Massachusetts.
The monolithic oak door opened.
The topic and predicate, placed on a consecutive line, are separated by a short perpendicular line. Adjectives are placed on slant lines under the words they modify.
ADVERB An adverb is a word that modifies a verb, an adjectival, or an adverb.
Adverbs non merely reply the inquiries & # 171 ; When? & # 187 ; & # 171 ; Where? & # 187 ; & # 171 ; How? & # 8217 ; & # 171 ; Why? & # 187 ; & # 171 ; How much? & # 187 ; and & # 171 ; How frequently? & # 187 ; but besides help to inquire inquiries.
Where and when did Oliver Hazard Perry get the better of the British naval forcess?
Many adverbs and some adjectives end in ly.
To the melody of a lively polka the terpsichoreans whirled happily about the hall.
( Lively is an adjectival modifying polka. Merrily is an adverb modifying whirled. )
The highly of import meeting was rather ill attended.
Adverbs are placed on slant lines under the words they modify. The adverb highly modifies the adjectival of import. The adverb ailing modifies the verb was attended. The adverb quite modifies the adverb ill.
If two or more words are used as a individual unit, look into the dictionary to see if the group is given as a separate entry. If so, diagram the group as though it were one word. Examples of such groups are Bay of Fundy, Siamese cat, and station office.
PREPOSITION A preposition shows the relation of the noun or pronoun following it to some other word in the sentence.
About 70 words may be used as prepositions: approximately, above, across, after, against, along, among, etc.
The narrative of Los Angeles begins with a Lusitanian sea captain in the employ of Spain.
A preposition may be two or more words.
Harmonizing to by agencies of in respect to on history of
Ahead of by manner of in malice of out of
Because of in forepart of alternatively of up of
OBJECT OF PREPOSITION The noun or pronoun after a preposition is the object of the preposition.
In 1542 Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo sailed up the West seashore of Mexico to San Pedro Bay.
Give voice A phrase is a group of related words non incorporating a topic and a predicate.
Phrases may be used as nouns, adjectives or adverbs.
PREPOSITIONAL PHRASE consists of a preposition and its object, which may or may non hold qualifiers.
A prepositional phrase is ordinary used like an adjective or an adverb.
One of California & # 8217 ; s most comfortable missions was built near the present site of Los Angeles.
A preposition is placed on a slant line, and its object is put on a horizontal line joined to the slant line. Nouns and pronouns in the genitive instance ( see California & # 8217 ; s ) are used like adjectives.
PRACTICE 4 Identifying Partss of address.
Diagram the undermentioned sentences.
OR Copy the undermentioned sentences, jumping every other line. Underscore the simple capable one time and the predicate verb twice. Write adj. over every adjectival and adv. Over every adverb. Enclose prepositional phrases in parentheses.
Example: Berea College is located in a beautiful town in cardinal Kentucky.
1. Visitors at the college walk along tree-shaded lanes to the assorted workshops of the college.
2. Many college industries operate successfully.
3. Students work at assorted activities for 10 hours during each weak.
4. The profitable endeavors help with college disbursals.
5. A beautiful hotel in town is owned by the college.
6. Student waitresses serve in the cheerful dining room.
7. Other pupils work busily at administrative occupations in the hotel.
8. A dairy farm is operated by the pupils.
9. Excellent adust goods are distributed throughout a big country.
10. Clever playthings are sold in local stores.
11. Furniture of superior quality is turned out by pupil craftsmen.
12. Concerted instruction has prospered for a century at Berea College.
CONJUNCTION A connects words or groups of words.
Concurrence is from conjugate, a Latin word significance & # 171 ; to fall in together & # 187 ;
Concurrences, unlike prepositions, do non hold objects.
A natural ice mine in Pennsylvania signifiers ice in the spring and summer but ne’er in the winter months. ) [ 2 ]
Before the Revolutionary War, Kentucky and Tennessee were known to the Indians as the Middle Ground or the Dark and Bloody Ground. ( And connects Kentucky with Tennessee. Or connects as the Middle Ground with the Dark and Bloody Ground. And connects dark with bloody. )
1. Shell tonss, small town sites, and rock implements were left in the eastern United States by prehistoric Asian migrators.
The concurrence and is placed on a broken line between the words it connects. The ten indicates that a concurrence is understood.
2. For several coevalss their posterities lived along the riversides and subsisted on fish, little game, roots, and nuts.
The concurrence and connects the verbs lived and subsisted. The prepositional phrases for several coevalss are attached to the individual predicate line because it modifies both verbs. Notice the schematization of the four objects of the same preposition.
Concurrences used in braces are called mated concurrences, or correlates: both & # 8230 ; and ; either & # 8230 ; or ; neither & # 8230 ; nor ; non merely & # 8230 ; but besides.
Both archeologists and anthropologists have speculated about these people.
Neither the wheel nor the Equus caballus was known to the prehistoric Indians.
Neither and nor are correlate concurrences and are placed between the words they connect. Notice how neither is joined to nor.
INTERJECTION An ejaculation is a word or signifier of address that expresses strong or sudden feeling.
An ejaculation has no grammatical connexion with the remainder of the sentence.
Expression! This Indian pipe is made in the signifier of a adult male & # 8217 ; s figure. Oh, don & # 8217 ; t touch it!
A WORD AS DIFFERENT PARTS OF SPEECH to happen the portion of address of a word, ever inquire you the inquiry & # 171 ; What does the word make in the sentence? & # 187 ;
Part OF SPEECH JOB TO DO
Verb provinces, asks, bids
Noun, pronoun names
Adjective, adverb modifies, clarifies
Preposition introduces, shows-relationships
Some words may be used as a figure of different parts of address.
Noun: There & # 8217 ; s a well in Uncle George & # 8217 ; s backyard.
Verbs: Cryings sometimes good up in Mrs. Simpson & # 8217 ; s eyes when she negotiations of her dead Canis familiaris.
Adjectival: Don & # 8217 ; t you feel good today?
Adverb: Stir the pudding good or it will sear.
PRACTICE 5 Acknowledging Wordss as Different Parts of Speech
Give orally the portion of address of each italicized word.
1. Bud waited within. 2. Bud waited within the house.
3. Oil your skates. 4. Put oil on your skates.
5. I & # 8217 ; ll take those. 6. I & # 8217 ; ll take those apples.
7. Birds eat insects. 8. Birds eat insect plagues.
9. We walked across the ice. 10. We walked across.
11. We & # 8217 ; ll paper the kitchen following. 12. Mother chose a green paper.
13. We must sand the icy walks. 14. We used sand from the pace.
15. Marie likes her amethyst ring. 16. Her favourite rock is an amethyst.
17. I & # 8217 ; ll take that cantaloup vine. 18. That & # 8217 ; s the 1.
19. The narrative is sad but true. 20. No 1 knows the truth but me.
PRACTICE 6 Using a word as Different Parts of Speech.
Write sentences in which you use each of the undermentioned word as the different parts of address named after it. Consult a dictionary if you need assist.
1. flower-adjective, noun, verb.
2. on-adverb, preposition
3. tan-adjective, noun, verb
4. beyond & # 8211 ; adverb, preposition
5. off & # 8211 ; adverb, preposition
6. this-adjective, pronoun
7. neither-adjective, concurrence, pronoun
8. down-adverb, noun, preposition, verb
9. unit of ammunition & # 8211 ; adjectival, noun, preposition, verb
10. just & # 8211 ; adjectival, adverb, noun
Three first-class hints to portion of address are ( 1 ) place in the sentence, ( 2 ) terminations, and ( 3 ) signal words.
Verbs. The verb occurs in an of import place in the construction of a sentence. What you already know about English sentence construction will assist you place verbs.
The hoops player-down the tribunal.
Where did you & # 8211 ; the camera?
Any word you supply is a verb: ran, dribbled ; go forth, set.
Of class many words that can be used as verb are besides used as other parts of address & # 8211 ; for illustration, fall down ( verb ) a sudden autumn ( noun ) . Example the full sentence before seeking to find portion of address.
Nouns. Most nouns make a meaningful form with is or are at the beginning of a sentence.
Desk is friends are
Nouns frequently precede verbs: trees grow, pupil read, Jim hopes.
Of class many words that can be used as nouns are used besides as other parts of speech-for illustration, brown yarn, ( noun ) , thread the acerate leaf ( verb ) . A word is likely a noun if it completes a form like one of these:
& # 8211 ; can non populate in contaminated Waterss.
Near the & # 8211 ; we found a & # 8211 ; with a & # 8211 ;
Adjectives: Most adjectives readily fit into three common place in the sentence: the normal, the predicate, and the appositional places. A word is likely an adjectival if it completes one of the undermentioned forms:
Normal place Two & # 8211 ; male childs caught a & # 8211 ; fish in the & # 8211 ; watercourse.
Predicate Susan is normally & # 8211 ; .
Appositional place: The manager, & # 8211 ; and & # 8211 ; , spoke proudly to his winning squad.
Adverbs. Most words that fit into more than one topographic point in a sentence are adverbs. Emphasis often determines arrangement.
Cheerfully the hostess greeted her arriving invitees.
The hostess greeted her arriving invitees cheerfully.
The hostess cheerfully greeted her geting invitees.
Carl lifted his manus & # 8211 ; and moved his castle.
Or: Carl & # 8211 ; lifted his manus and moved his castle.
Certain postfixs and other terminations provide extra aid in bespeaking portion of address. A postfix is an add-on to a word that helps make a new word. It doesn`t warrant that a word will be a certain portion of address, but it does supply a hint.
Verbs. Common verb postfixs are ate, en, fy, ize, and ish: pollinate, strengthen, amplify, recognize, admonish.
Common verb terminations, which may happen with the predating postfixs, are ing, erectile dysfunction, vitamin D, and T: was seeking, hoped, told, and slept.
Nouns. Most nouns have a plural signifier, normally stoping in`s and a genitive signifier stoping in`s or s`
Remarkable desk Singular genitive desk & # 8217 ; s
Friend friend & # 8217 ; s
Plural desks Plural genitive desks`
Certain postfixs are often used for nouns.
& # 8211 ; ance ( ence ) trust, audience & # 8211 ; ion action
& # 8211 ; ation nomination & # 8211 ; ling doormat
& # 8211 ; trade handcraft & # 8211 ; ment condensation
& # 8211 ; dom freedom & # 8211 ; ness niceness
& # 8211 ; ee absentee & # 8211 ; or creditor
& # 8211 ; er officer & # 8211 ; ry competition
& # 8211 ; ess waitress & # 8211 ; ship friendly relationship
& # 8211 ; ette launderette & # 8211 ; th length
& # 8211 ; Intelligence Communities ethics & # 8211 ; tude fortitude
Adjectives. Certain postfixs are often used for adjectives.
& # 8211 ; able ( ible ) portable & # 8211 ; fic terrific
& # 8211 ; Ac ( Intelligence Community ) aquatic & # 8211 ; ful careful
& # 8211 ; Al ( ical ) unfriendly & # 8211 ; ile infantile
& # 8211 ; an ( ian ) Bostonian & # 8211 ; ish boyish
& # 8211 ; emmet ( ent ) evident & # 8211 ; ive passive
& # 8211 ; ary military & # 8211 ; less careless
& # 8211 ; ed wicked & # 8211 ; like homelike
& # 8211 ; en oaken & # 8211 ; ous generous
& # 8211 ; ern northern & # 8211 ; some loathsome
& # 8211 ; esque grotesque & # 8211 ; y cheery
Adverbs. Many adverbs are formed by adding ly to an adjectival: free, freely ; rigorous, purely ; certain, surely. ( Ly, nevertheless, is non a certain mark, for many adjectives are formed by adding ly to a noun: male monarch, kingly ; clip, seasonably. The concluding trial of portion of address is use in a sentence. )
Common adverb postfixs are wise, ward, and long: likewise, home-ward, and sidelong. ( But what portion of address is askance in a askance glimpse? ) The postfix is no warrant of portion of address. Always trial usage in the sentence.
Certain words signal that peculiar parts of address will follow.
Wordss That Signal Verbs. Aides like may, can, will, could signal verbs. Wordss like he, it, or they besides signal verbs. Read the word aloud, puting he, it, or they before it, and if the look makes sense, the word can be used as a verb.
homework. n. adj. adj. n. v. homework. adj. n. conj. V.
In 1811 the first steamboat sailed down the Mississippi and inaugurated
adj. adj. n. homework. N.
a new epoch in pilotage.
Steamboat ON THE MISSISSIPPI
A.1. The New Orleans left an enthusiastic crowd in Pittsburgh and headed into the Ohio River.
2. The boat stopped often along the manner and received the praises of colonists along the river.
3. Most people still doubted the practicality of the steamboat.
4. After a cliff-hanging hold the boat successfully sailed through the unsafe rapids in the river at Louisville.
5. After this success the crew endured terrible temblors and chase by warlike Indians.
6. Roots, stumps, and channels shifted during the disruptive temblors.
7. A fire destroyed portion of the forward cabin.
8. Despite the reverses, the New Orleans eventually reached Natchez.
B. 1. The New Orleans subsequently foundered on a stump.
2. Other steamboats shortly appeared and dominated river traffic.
3. Great disbursal was lavished on cabins and adjustments.
4. Captains took pride in the velocity of their vass.
5. Steamboat races were officially discouraged but were on the side encouraged.
6. Boiler detonations plagued operations from the earliest yearss.
7. In early old ages the boats were constructed without programs.
8. The celebrated Robert E. Lee was built by this rule-of-thumb method.
Suggestion FOR STYLE IMPROVEMENT
SPECIFIC NOUNS Use vigorous, specific nouns.
We surprised a bird and an animate being near the pool.
2. Avoid lazy, vague, & # 171 ; thingy & # 187 ; replacements for clear thought.
Indefinite: in the old bole we discovered three things.
Definite: In the old bole we discovered a bettered canteen, a missive from a Georgia lieutenant, and a Confederate bank note.
POWERFUL VERBS Seek colorful, exact verbs.
Nouns and verbs provide the tendon of the sentence.
Freddie made a face when he tasted the cough medical specialty.
CONTROLLED ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS. Use adjectives and adverbs for specific effects. Do non stack unneeded item upon item by overdriving these helpful words.
Normally utilize a colourful noun ( miser ) alternatively of a weak adjectival plus a general noun ( avaricious individual ) . Normally use a vigorous verb ( scamper ) alternatively of a weak adverb plus general verb ( run hurriedly ) .
WORD FOR PHRASE Use a phrase merely when the individual word will add neither extra information nor coveted accent
Normally say quickly, non with great velocity ; the redbrick house, non the house of ruddy brick.
PRACTICE 8 Improving sentences.
A. For each general underlined noun replace a more specific noun.
1. For sweet we had fruit and bar.
2. In the drawer there were four things
3. At the baby’s room Dad bought a tree, a bush, and a flower
4. My brother has three unusual pets.
5. During gym one squad played one game ; the 2nd squad played an other
B. Using the suggestions for bettering manner, make the undermentioned sentences more vigorous and concise.
1. The puppy with the brown pelt walked falteringly along the hall
2. During our holiday in Arizona we enjoyed skies of bluish and yearss with Sun.
3. Mel was non a cowardly individual, but he was really much afraid of injections.
4. In Holland the places of wood protect against the Fieldss of clay
5. Modern really tall edifices frequently look like extremums of glass.
WORD WITH DOUBLE ROLES Some words perform two occupations at the same clip.
Have you of all time seen my cousin & # 8217 ; s aggregation of seashells?
Cousin & # 8217 ; s plays a dual function. It modifies aggregation like an adjectival. It is modified by my like a noun. It performs both occupations at the same clip. There are six common groups of words that play dual functions.
1. The genitive noun Acts of the Apostless like a noun and an adjectival. It is diagramed like an adjective.
My immature brother & # 8217 ; s laughter is a happy sound in our house. ( Brother `s modifies laughter: my and immature modify brother & # 8217 ; s. ) .
2. The genitive pronoun Acts of the Apostless like a pronoun and an adjectival. It is diagramed like an adjectival. These are common genitive pronouns: my, our, ours, his-before a noun-her, its, and their.
The old soldiers took off their chapeaus as the flag went by. ( Their modifies chapeaus like an adjective ; it has an ancestor, soldiers, like a pronoun )
3. The adverbial noun Acts of the Apostless like a noun and an adverb. It is a diagramed like an adverbial prepositional phrase.
4. The participle Acts of the Apostless like a verb and an adjective.
5. The gerund Acts of the Apostless like a verb and a noun.
6. The infinitive Acts of the Apostless like a verb and a noun, a verb and an adjectival, or a verb and an adverb.
PRACTICE 9 Analyzing words of Double Function.
Which words in the undermentioned sentences play a dual function? Explain.
1. My pa waited two old ages for his present occupation.
2. An old Canis familiaris & # 8217 ; s trueness is a invaluable gift.
3. His male parent worked in a fabrication works.
4. On a quiet Saturday Mr. Parker can fit two mean yearss & # 8217 ; end product of work.
5. Ted fell seven pess from the top of the ladder but was unhurt.
OTHER PARTS OF THE SENTENCE
Every sentence has a back a anchor & # 8211 ; the simple topic and the predicate verb. It may besides hold, as portion of the anchor, a complement or completer of the verb. Five complements are the predicate adjective, the predicate noun, the predicate pronoun, the direct object, and the indirect object.
2.2 Capable Verb, Predicate Nominative
PREDICATE NOUN AND PREDICATE PRONOUN A predicate noun or predicate pronoun reply the inquiry & # 171 ; Who? & # 187 ; or & # 171 ; What? & # 187 ; after a linking verb.
The predicate noun or predicate pronoun, except after a negative, means the same as the topic. ( Predicate nouns and predicate pronouns are besides called & # 171 ; predicate nominatives. & # 187 ; )
The country within five 100 stat mis of Kansas City is the tornado brooder of the United States. ( Area=incubator )
A fishing rod is a stick with a hook at one terminal and a sap at the other. & # 8211 ; Samuel Johnson ( angling rod=stick )
Four of our first five Presidents were Virginians.
Virginians, the predicate noun, answers the inquiry & # 171 ; What? & # 187 ; after the verb and means the same as the topic. The line slants toward the topic.
Certain verbs in the inactive voice become associating verbs and may take predicate nouns or predicate pronouns.
Examples: are appoint, name, take, see, chosen, name, and ballot.
The Spanish settlements have been called the caput quarters for a hoarded wealth Hunt.
2.3 Subject, Verb, Predicate Adjective
PREDICATE ADJECTIVE A predicate adjective completes a associating verb and describes the topic.
Predicate adjectives are often used after signifiers of the verb be, go, turn, gustatory sensation, seem, appear, look, feel, odor and sound.
The Zuni Indians of the New Mexico are celebrated for their rain dances. Because of the Indian drums the colonists grew more and more uneasy.
The predicate adjectival uneasy completes the predicate and describes the topic. The concurrence and joins the two adverbs more and more.
Not every adjective in the predicate is a predicate adjective.
Our manager is a acute pupil of baseball ( Keen modifies the predicate noun pupil and is non a predicate adjective. )
ADJECTIVE POSITION Most adjectives readily fit into three common places in the sentence.
Normal place: An English chemist provided the first financess for the Smithsonian Institution. ( The italicized adjectives precede the nouns they modify. )
Predicate place: The Smithsonian Institution is alone in the diverseness of its aggregations ( the italicized adjective follows the associating verb see )
Appositional place: Its American gold-coin aggregation, outstanding for its completeness, fascinates many visitants.
PRACTICE 10 Using Complements in Sentences.
Put each of the undermentioned verbs into a sentence with a predicate adjective, a predicate noun, or a predicate pronoun, Label each complement public address system, p.n. , or p.pr.
am became expressions tasted tungsten
is felt odors has been appointed was named
will be grew sounded are considered were voted
2.4 Subject, Verb, Object
The direct object answers the inquiry & # 171 ; Who? & # 187 ; or & # 171 ; What? & # 187 ; after an action verb.
Samuel Slater introduced the cotton factory to the United States. ( Introduced what? Cotton factory. )
Like the English factory proprietors, Slater employed kids in his mill. ( Employed whom? Children. )
1. For his workers he built the first Sunday school in New England.
Sunday School, the direct object, is separated from the verb by a short perpendicular line.
2. The class of survey included reading, composing, arithmetic, and faith.
Notice the compound direct object on horizontal lines.
PRACTICE 11 Acknowledging Other Partss of the Sentence.
Diagram the undermentioned sentences.
OR Copy following sentences, jumping every other line. Underscore the simple or compound capable one time and every predicate verb twice. Put parentheses around prepositional phrases. Write p.a. ( predicate adjective ) , P, n. ) Predicate noun ) , d.o. ( direct object ) above every word used in one of these ways.
( In 1900 ) an vague author created a work ( of enduring celebrity ) .
THE WIZARD OF OZ
A. 1. ( After failures in several different Fieldss, ) L. Frank Baum wrote. The Wizard of Oz.
B. 1. Twice Baum announced the terminal ( of the series )
2.5 Capable Verb, Indirect Object, Direct Object
When a direct object ( replying the inquiry & # 171 ; What? & # 187 ; or & # 171 ; Whom? & # 187 ; ) is used, an indirect object is sometimes used besides, replying the inquiry & # 171 ; To whom? & # 187 ; or & # 171 ; For whom? & # 187 ; .
The indirect object normally comes between the verb and the direct object. Puting to or for before an indirect object does non normally change the sense.
The Scarecrow gave Dorothy waies. ( Gave to whom? Dorothy. )
Dad built me a pigeon henhouse. ( Build for? Me )
At the statue of Emmeline Labiche, Aunt Sally told Shirley and me the fable of Evangeline.
Shirley and me, the compound indirect object of told, are diagramed like the compound object of a preposition. Shirley and me answer the inquiry & # 171 ; Told to whom? & # 187 ;
PRACTICE 12. Picking Out Direct and Indirect Objects
Read each sentence aloud. Identify direct and indirect objects.
WHAT ‘S IN NAME?
1. After an accident, John Smith dutifully offered the police officer his services as a informant.
2. & # 171 ; Tell me your name. & # 187 ;
3. Smith gave the officer his name.
4. The officer groaned. & # 171 ; Make me a favour. Give me your existent name.
5. & # 171 ; I & # 8217 ; ve told you the truth. & # 187 ;
6. After three ineffectual attempts Smith told the officer, Napoleon Bonaparte. & # 187 ;
7. & # 171 ; That & # 8217 ; s better, & # 187 ; said the police officer. & # 171 ; Peoples have given me that Smith nonsense excessively often. & # 187 ;
PRACTICE 13 Using Direct and Indirect Objects Efficaciously
By utilizing indirect objects and extinguishing useless words, combine each brace of sentences into one good sentence.
Example: Northerner pedlars sold Sn ware, pins, gingham, and threads. They sold these to homemakers.
Northerner pedlars sold homemakers tin ware pins, gingham, and threads.
1. Uncle Ted sent a carven cheat set from the Black Forest. He sent it to me.
2. In store I am doing bookcase. I am doing it for my brother.
3. Aunt Pauline wanted me to hold a seed necklace. She sent it to me from Puerto Rico.
4. Send the waies. Please allow me hold them before Saturday.
5. Dad built three new birdhouses. He built them for the Wrens.
6. Can you do a posting? Will you do one for us for Book Week?
PRACTICE 14. Using Direct and Indirect Objects in Sentences W
Select five of the undermentioned and in good sentences use each as a direct object and as an indirect object
Example: Sally and him
We invited Sally and him to the Bob Cummings Play at the summer wendy house. ( Direct object )
We sent Sally and him tickets for the 3rd row. ( Indirect object )
him them her and her friend
her him and Sandy my sister and him
us her and him her and Alice
me Mother and me her and me
APPOSITIVE An appositive is a word or look which explains the noun or pronoun it follows and names the same individual, topographic point, or thing.
Baseball, a popular American game, developed from One Old Cat, a favourite in colonial times. ( Baseball= game ; One Old Cat=Favorite )
An appositional and a predicate noun are similar. The difference is that a verb connects the topic and the predicate noun, while an appositional follows a word straight and is by and large set off by commas.
Appositional: The Homestake, this state & # 8217 ; s largest gold mine, is in Lead, South Dakota.
Predicate noun: The Homestake is this state & # 8217 ; s largest gold mine.
Bloody Basin, the locate of several Zane Grey novels, is still a crude country.
Locale is in apposition with Bloody Basin. An appositional is placed after the word it explains and is enclosed in parentheses. The and of several Zane Grey novels modify venue.
ADVERBIAL NOUN Nouns which indicate distance, clip, weight, or value are frequently used as adverbs.
The doomed Shenandoah was about three metropolis blocks long. ( How 25000 long? Blocks. )
Before its clang in 1925 this celebrated airship had flown 25,000 stat mis. ( How much? Miles. )
1. Last Summer Paul, Chris, and I rode a mule-drawn flatboat on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. Summer, a noun used as an adverb, modified the verb rode. It is diagramed like the object of a preposition.
2. The square, wooden houses of comfortable New England sea captains were normally three narratives high.
Narratives, a noun used as an adverb, modify the predicate adjectival high.
PRACTICE 15. Identifying Partss of the Simple Sentence
Diagram the undermentioned sentences.
OR Copy the undermentioned sentences, Jumping every other line. Underscore every simple or compound capable one time and every predicate verb twice. Enclose every prepositional phrase in parentheses. Identify all signifiers listed below. Write the abbreviation above the word.
public address system & # 8211 ; predicate i.o. & # 8211 ; indirect adjective
p.n. & # 8211 ; predicate noun o.p. & # 8211 ; object of preposition
p.pr. & # 8211 ; predicate pronoun ap. & # 8211 ; appositional
d.o. & # 8211 ; direct object a.n. & # 8211 ; adverbial noun
HE FIGHT FOR PURE FOODS AND DRUGS
A. 1. The medical specialty adult male is a stock character ( in many Western films and novels )
2. ( Harmonizing to the salesman ) his & # 171 ; snake oil & # 187 ; could bring around any complaint.
3. His amusing behaviour has given modern movie-goers many laughs.
4. ( In a serious vena ) he symbolizes the deficiency ( of protection ) ( for the citizens ) ( of yesterday )
5. Lack ( of unvarying statute law ) and unequal protection endangered the heals ( of all Americans ) sixty old ages ago.
6. Foods and drugs were non regulated ( for the public assistance ) ( of all )
7. Sellers ( of medical specialties ) made impossible claims.
8. Foods were packaged ( under insanitary conditions. )
9. Weights were dishonest.
10. Narcotics ( in medical specialties ) caused drug dependence.
B. 1. Expensive nutrients were adulterated ( with cheaper replacements )
2. ( For cogent evidence ) ( of the genuineness ) ( of his merchandise ) one maker put a dead bee ( in every jar ) ( of artificial & # 171 ; honey & # 187 ; )
3. Harmful chemical preservatives were randomly added ( to nutrients )
4. Dr. Harvey W. Wiley, main chemist ( of the Department of Agriculture ) , was a reformer ( for ordinance )
5. His base was un popular ( with many groups ) ( of people )
6. Each twelvemonth new oppositions attacked Dr. Wiley.
7. He had a powerful ally, President Theodore Roosevelt.
8. ( After many troubles ) a measure was passed and was sent ( To the President )
9. ( In 1906 ) the measure became a low and opened a new epoch ( in public wellness )
10. ( IN 1956 ) ( on the 50th day of remembrance ) ( of the jurisprudence & # 8217 ; s transition ) Dr. Wiley & # 8217 ; s portrayal was placed ( on a commemorating cast )
MASTERY TEST 1B Partss of the Simple Sentence
Copy the italicized words s a column and figure them 1 to 25. Then, utilizing the undermentioned abbreviations, indicate the usage in the sentence of each word. Write the abbreviations in a column to the right of the words.
s.s. & # 8211 ; simple capable d.o. & # 8211 ; direct object
v. & # 8211 ; verb i.o. & # 8211 ; indirect object
public address system & # 8211 ; predicate adjectival o.p. & # 8211 ; object of preposition
p.n. & # 8211 ; predicate noun ap. & # 8211 ; appositional
p.pr. & # 8211 ; predicate pronoun a.n. & # 8211 ; adverbial noun
1. The main beginning of lead is galena, a grey mineral.
2. Were elephants of all time native to America?
3. The following hebdomad Ralph, an first-class hurler, became a member of the squad.
4. Is that kittenish hamster a pet of yours?
5. A few proceedingss subsequently the sky was turning ruddy and violet and merely a small darker.
6. For Easter Grandmother Lane bought Susie a new ruddy bonnet with a plume on it.
7. Tom and Huck adopted Joe as a member of their nine and taught him all their secret marks.
8. Betsy, a skilled mimic, reenacted the scene with deathly pragmatism.
When your trial has been marked, turn to the first page of the book and undermentioned waies, fix your accomplishment graph for the twelvemonth. Then enter on the graph your grade in Test 1. During the twelvemonth enter on this graph your grade in every command trial.
2.6 Subject, Verb, Direct Object, Complement
ADJECTIVE COMPLEMENT An adjectival complement completes the verb and refers to the direct object.
It is the normally a noun or an adjectival.
The juniors chose Sam Ackerson category speechmaker. ( Chose Sam Ackerson what? Orator. The noun speechmaker refers to the direct object ; Sam Ackerson. )
The executioner found Sydney Carton ready. ( Found Sydney Carton what? Ready. The adjectival ready refers to the direct object, Sydney Carton. )
Do non misidentify a sentence with a indirect object for a sentence with an nonsubjective complement.
Ellen made Dad a knitted tie. ( Made for Dad a tie. Dad is the indirect object ; tie is the direct object. )
Ellen made Dad proud of her. ( Made Dad what? Proud. Dad is the direct object ; proud is the nonsubjective complement. )
A verb which takes an nonsubjective complement in the active voice may in the inactive voice take a predicate noun or a predicate adjective.
Objective complement: The hoops squad chose Frank captain.
Predicate noun: Frank was chosen captain by the hoops squad.
Objective complement: Dad has painted our boat maroon.
Predicate adjective: Our boat have been painted maroon by Dad.
The active voice with the nonsubjective complement is normally more graphic and forceful than the passive.
1. Mrs. Hollis considers the dictionary the most valuable mention book.
The nonsubjective complement mention book completes the verb and refers to the direct object, dictionary. The line slants toward the object.
2. Old ages of attention and anxiousness had made George Washington homesick for Mount Vernon and tidal bore for a quiet retirement.
Homesick tidal bore are a compound nonsubjective complement. They complete the verb had made and refers to the direct object, George Washington.
PRACTICE 16. Using the Objective Complement
Change each of the undermentioned sentences in the inactive voice to a sentence in the active voice. Use an nonsubjective complement in each. Underscore the nonsubjective complement.
Example: I was made afraid by the sudden noise.
The sudden noise made me afraid.
1. Sally was elected president by the junior category.
2. Sue Johnson was voted most popular by the senior category.
3. The brown grass was sprayed green by Dad.
4. Jim is considered a great with by his friends.
5. The pink cornel is considered by many people the most people the most beautiful blossoming tree.
RETAINED OBJECT A verb which takes an indirect object in the active voice may in the inactive voice retain a direct object ( called the & # 171 ; retained object & # 187 ; ) .
Active voice, with indirect object: Mr. Tompkins gave the new hurler his instructions ( Instructions is the direct object ; pitcher is the indirect object. )
Passive voice with maintained object: The new hurler was given his instructions by Mr. Tompkins. ( Instructions is the maintained object )
The active voice with an indirect object is normally preferred to the inactive voice with a maintained object. Where the actor of the action is unknown or unimportant, nevertheless, the maintained object is a utile device.
For the bar of abject each British crewman was allotted a day-to-day ration of lemon juice. ( Ration is the maintained object )
The spaceman was an awarded a decoration for his accomplishments.
The maintained object decoration is separated from the verb by a wavy line.
RETAINED INDIRECT OBJECT An indirect object may besides be retained in the inactive voice.
Active voice: They gave the victor of the spelling bee a award.
Passive voice: A award was given the victor of the spelling bee. ( Winner is a maintained indirect object. The passive does non stress the actor of the action. )
Two hamsters were given him for Christmas.
The maintained indirect object him is diagramed like a regular indirect object.
PRACTICE 17. Identifying Partss of the Simple Sentence D
Diagram the undermentioned sentences.
OR Copy the undermentioned sentences, jumping every other line. Underscore every simple or compound capable one time and every predicate verb twice. Enclose every prepositional phrase in parentheses. Identify all signifiers listed below. Write the abbreviation above the word.
public address system & # 8211 ; predicate adjectival ap. & # 8211 ; appositional
p.n. & # 8211 ; predicate noun a.n. & # 8211 ; adverbial noun
p.pr. & # 8211 ; predicate pronoun o.c. & # 8211 ; nonsubjective complement
d.o. & # 8211 ; direct object r.o. & # 8211 ; retained object
i.o. & # 8211 ; indirect objects r.i.o. & # 8211 ; retained indirect object
o.p. & # 8211 ; object of preposition
1 We found Scott uneasy ( about his scrutiny ) .
2. The male childs were given first-class advice ( for the choice ) ( of a college ) .
3. Heavy insularity will do the kennel warm and cosy.
4. The princes in & # 171 ; The Lady or the Tiger? & # 187 ; is given two picks.
5. Dad painted the life room a light shadiness ( of viridity )
6 A wages was offered her.
PRACTICE 18 Using Retained Objects
Change each of the undermentioned sentences with indefinite topics into sentences with maintained objects.
Examples: They gave us three suggestions for get downing a coin aggregation.
We were given three suggestions for get downing a coin aggregation.
1. They gave the plagiarists five proceedingss for their determination.
2. they told us nil about the alteration in ordinances
3. They gave us a hebdomad for registering concluding applications.
4. They awarded Perry Mason & # 8217 ; s client a significant judgement.
5. They sent us booklets on callings.
PRACTICE 19 Changing Passive to Active
Change each of the undermentioned sentences with maintained object to forceful sentences in the active voice.
Example: I was given a pearl necklace by Aunt Martha.
Aunt Martha gave me a pearl necklace.
1. I was told my favourite narrative about my male parent & # 8217 ; s childhood adventures by my grandma.
2. Johnny was sent a existent Swiss cowbell by Uncle Ted.
3. I was given some foreign currency by Mrs. Walker.
4. Paul was done a favour by Dan Abrams.
5. The invitees were played a lively folk melody by the orchestra.
VERBAL: PARTICIPLES, GERUNDS, INFINITIVES
VERBAL A verbal is a verb signifier used like an adjectival, a noun, or an adverb.
Like verbs, verbal can hold complements and adverbial qualifiers. They can non, nevertheless, be predicate verbs.
NOT A SENTENCE The flag still is winging over Fort McHenry. [ 3 ]
A SENTENCE The flag was still winging over Fort McHenry.
A SENTENCE Francis Scott Key saw the flag still winging over Fort McHenry.
PARTICIPLE A participial is a signifier of the verb that is used merely as an adjective
A participial is portion adjective and portion verb. Many participials end in ing, erectile dysfunction, or d. The participials of the verb carry are transporting, carried, holding carried, being carried, holding been carried.
To happen out what word a participial modifies, inquire the inquiry & # 171 ; Who? & # 187 ; or & # 171 ; What? & # 187 ; about it.
Stately sign of the zodiacs built by whaling captain line the sett streets of Nantucket. ( What were built? Sign of the zodiacs. Built modifies sign of the zodiacs. )
Among the houses run alonging the elm-shaded street are three big 1s known as the & # 171 ; Three Bricks & # 187 ; ( Lining is a participle modifying houses ; known is a participle modifying 1s. )
1. A life written by Parson Weems established Francis Marion as the Robin Hood of the Revolution.
A participial is placed partially on a aslant line, like an adjectival, and partially on a horizontal line, like a verb. As an adjectival, written modifies biography ; as a verb, it is modified by the adverb phrase by Parson Weems.
2. Having served his state as a regular officer for five old ages, Marion began his calling as a zealot in 1780.
The participial holding served as an adjectival modifies Marion ; as a verb, it takes a direct object, state, and is modified by two adverbs phrases, as a regular officer and for five old ages.
PARTICIPIAL PHRASE A participial and the words that modify it or finish its significance signifier a participial phrase.
Using his experience as an Indian combatant and his cognition of the glooming cypress swamps, Marion astutely planned his foray. ( The participle phrase contains two prepositional phrases, as an Indian combatant and of the glooming cypress swamps, and two direct objects, experience and cognition. )
PRACTICE 20 Explaining Participles
Diagram the undermentioned sentences.
OR Copy every participial and explicate its usage in the sentence.
THE GREATES SHOWMAN
1. Born in1810, P.T. Barnum held a assortment of occupations in his early old ages.
2. Having studied people carefully, he shortly discovered the power of wonder.
3. Barnum & # 8217 ; s museum was a show of oddnesss collected from assorted topographic points on Earth.
4. Some of the oddnesss were shams manufactured by Barnum.
5. Having joined the organic structure of a monkey and the tail of a fish, Barnum exhibited a & # 171 ; mermaid. & # 187 ;
6. He one time exhibited a cutpurse caught by the constabulary.
A.1. General Tom Thump and the & # 171 ; Woolly Horse & # 187 ; were two other celebrated oddnesss exhibited by Barnum.
2. Barnum, holding directed a parade of 10 elephants on Broadway, kept one elephants for promotion intents.
3. Visitors to Bridgeport could watch this elephant ploughing a field.
4. Having brought the great vocalist Jenny Lind here, Barnum really furthered the cause of music in America.
5. Mark Twain exhaustively enjoyed the autobiography foremost written by Barnum in 1855.
6. Having united forces with J.A. Bailey, Barnum formed one of the greatest circuses in the universe.
GERUND A verb signifier stoping in ing may be used as a noun. This verbal noun is called a & # 171 ; gerund. & # 187 ;
Capable: Catching and chastening a wild pony was an Indian equestrian & # 8217 ; s first concern. ( Catching and taming is the compound topic of the verb was. ) .
The Plains Indians enjoyed rushing Equus caballuss for athletics.
OBJECT OF PREPOSITION
The Indians trained a Equus caballus for a race by binding the animate being to a interest or tree.
1. Traversing the Niagara gorge on a tightrope was foremost accomplished by the Frenchman known professionally as Blondin.
As a noun the gerund crossing is the topic of the verb was accomplished. As a verb it is modified by the adverb phrase on a tightrope and takes the object gorge. Known is a participle modifying Frenchman. When the topic, the direct object, or the predicate noun is a gerund phrase, it is placed on a platform as indicated in the diagram.
2. One of his dramatic efforts was transporting a adult male on his dorsum during a crossing.
Carrying is used as a predicate noun. Crossing, in the sense used here, is defined as a noun.
3. Blondin frequently thrilled witnesss by turning somersets on the rocking rope.
The gerund turning is the object of the preposition by and takes the object somersets.
GERUND PHRASE A land and the word which modify it or finish its significance signifier a gerund phrase.
At the age of all right Blondin began experimenting on the tightrope.
PRACTICE 21 Explaining Gerunds
Diagram the undermentioned sentences.
OR Copy every gerund and explicate its usage.
THE Great SUBWAY MYSTERY
A. 1. Can you conceive of constructing a tunnel in secret beneath a busy metropolis street?
2 A surprise events for New Yorkers in 1870 was the gap of a cryptic new metro.
3. Cars were propelled by blowing air through a tubing.
4. The builder, Alfred Beach, had received permission for building a pneumatic despatch service.
5. Alternatively he built a metro by enlarging the tubing.
6. For privateness, the builder chose working during the quiet hours of the dark.
B 1. For taking soil softly the workers muffled the wheels of the waggons.
2. Burrowing through the dirt did non upset the street traffic.
3. The end was supplying a new method of transit for New Yorkers.
4. Opening the first little stretch might promote extension of the line.
5. By killing a theodolite measure, the political resistance delayed farther advancement.
6. In delving a metro in 1912 workers broke through the old tunnel and found the small auto on its tracks.
Genitive WITH A GERUND Use the genitive signifier of a noun or a pronoun before a gerund.
Peoples gasped at ( him, his ) executing meredible efforts 190 pess above the H2O. ( People did non pant at him ; they gasped at his executing unbelievable efforts. Performing is a gerund, object of the preposition at. His modifies executing. )
PRACTICE 22 Modifiers of Gerunds
Choose the preferable or ne’er & # 8211 ; questioned signifier in each brace of parentheses, and state how it is used.
1. Curt & # 8217 ; s female parent disapproved ( him, his ) make up one’s minding to drop orchestra.
2. The parents enjoyed ( our, us ) singing the old vocals for the particular music plan.
3. Sandy & # 8217 ; s sister object to ( him, his ) playing records during her telephone calls.
4. My parents were delighted at ( me, my ) going athleticss editor on the Clarion.
5. Congratulations! I & # 8217 ; ve merely heard of ( you your ) winning a trip to Washington.
6. The instructor approved ( Tom, Tom & # 8217 ; s ) utilizing the Reader & # 8217 ; s Guide for his undertaking.
PARTICIPLE AND GERUND The genitive is non used with a participial.
The sense of the sentence will find whether a participial or a gerund is required.
Participles: We found him walking in the park. ( His would non do sense. Walki