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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Friday, 1 September 2017

Quiz for Lesson 251 - 255 - Parts of the Sentence - Adjective 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.

The adjective clause is used to modify a noun or a pronoun. It will begin with a relative pronoun (who, whose, whom, which, and that) or a subordinate conjunction (when and where). Those are the only words that can be used to introduce an adjective clause. The introductory word will always rename the word that it follows and modifies except when used with a preposition which will come between the introductory word and the word it renames. Examples: The student whose hand was up gave the wrong answer. Whose hand was up is the adjective clause with whose, the relative pronoun, renaming and modifying student. Jane is a person in whom I can place my confidence. In whom I can place my confidence is the adjective clause with whom, the relative pronoun, with the preposition inbetween it and person, the word that whom renames and
modifies.

Instructions: Find the adjective clause in the following sentences and tell which word it modifies.

1. I like a leader who listens to his men.

2. The dog which I loved dearly was hit by a truck last night.

3. Rulon is a person who takes responsibility well.

4. All individuals who purchased tickets will be admitted.

5. The shirt that you bought me doesn't fit well.

6. The woman who baked the winning pie is my wife.

7. You called at a time when I was unable to answer.

8. Gayle is the one for whom you are looking.

9. Those who are willing to serve others will be rewarded.

10. One to whom much is given is expected to give much in return.


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Answers:

1. who listens to his men modifies leader

2. which I loved dearly modifies dog

3. who takes responsibility well modifies person

4. who purchased tickets modifies individual;

5. that you bought me modifies shirt

6. who baked the winning pie modifies woman

7. when I was unable to answer modifies time

8. for whom you are looking modifies one

9. who are willing to serve others modifies those

10. to whom much is given modifies one

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Thursday, 31 August 2017

Lesson 255 - Parts of the Sentence - Adjective 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.

The adjective clause is used to modify a noun or a pronoun. It will begin with a relative pronoun (who, whose, whom, which, and that) or a subordinate conjunction (when and where). Those are the only words that can be used to introduce an adjective clause. The introductory word will always rename the word that it follows and modifies except when used with a preposition which will come between the introductory word and the word it renames. Examples: The student whose hand was up gave the wrong answer. Whose hand was up is the adjective clause with whose, the relative pronoun, renaming and modifying student. Jane is a person in whom I can place my confidence. In whom I can place my confidence is the adjective clause with whom, the relative pronoun, with the preposition inbetween it and person, the word that whom renames and modifies.

Instructions: Find the adjective clause in the following sentences and tell which word it modifies.

1. This is a matter about which there was much discussion.

2. It is the man on your left who will be the next principal.

3. The car whose license plate I could not read sped quickly away.

4. Did you find the opening where the sheep got through?

5. The man whom you admire greatly will be the next speaker.


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Answers:

1. about which there was much discussion modifies matter

2. who will be the next principal modifies man (prepositional phrase again separating the word renamed)

3. whose license plate I could not read modifies car

4. where the sheep got through modifies opening

5. whom you admire greatly modifies man

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Monday, 28 August 2017

Lesson 251 - Parts of the Sentence - Adjective 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.

The adjective clause is used to modify a noun or a pronoun. It will begin with a relative pronoun (who, whose, whom, which, and that) or a subordinate conjunction (when and where). Those are the only words that can be used to introduce an adjective clause. The introductory word will always rename the word that it follows and modifies except when used with a preposition which will come between the introductory word and the word it renames. Examples: The student whose hand was up gave the wrong answer. Whose hand was up is the adjective clause with whose, the relative pronoun, renaming and modifying student. Jane is a person in whom I can place my confidence. In whom I can place my confidence is the adjective clause with whom, the relative pronoun, with the preposition inbetween it and person, the word that whom renames and modifies.

Instructions: Find the adjective clause in the following sentences and tell which word it modifies.

1. I play a kind of music that nobody likes.

2. The man whom you saw was not the famous actor.

3. I remember the day when I took my first airplane ride.

4. I have a neighbor whose parents live in Australia.

5. The hint that I learned about cleaning the walk saved me much work.


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Answers:

1. that nobody likes modifies either music or kind (a prepositional phrase can separate the introductory word from the word it modifies)

2. whom you saw modifies man

3. when I took my first airplane ride modifies day

4. whose parents live in Australia modifies neighbor

5. that I learned about cleaning the walk modifies hint

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