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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 clause modify. Tell how the noun clause is used.
1. This is the driest year that we have had recently.
2. Jim wondered why we hadn’t called him.
3. It is evident that you didn’t listen.
4. I gave whoever asked the directions to the camp.
5. Texas is where the flooding occurred.
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1. is = verb, this = subject, year = predicate nominative, the/driest = adjectives modifying year; (that we have had recently) = adjective clause modifying year, have had = verb, we = subject, that = adjective clause introductory word equaling year used as the direct object, recently = adverb modifying have had
2. wondered = verb, Jim = subject; (why we hadn’t called him) = noun clause used as the direct object, had called = verb, we = subject, him = direct object, n’t = adverb modifying had called, why = noun clause introductory word used as an adverb modifying had called
3. is = verb, it = subject, evident = predicate adjective modifying it; (that you didn’t listen) = adverb clause modifying the predicate adjective evident, did listen = verb, you = subject, n’t = adverb modifying did listen, that = subordinate conjunction introducing the adverb clause
4. gave = verb, I = subject, directions = direct object, the = adjective modifying directions; (whoever asked) = noun clause used as the indirect object modifying gave, asked = verb, whoever = noun clause introductory word used as the subject, to the camp = adjective prepositional phrase modifying directions, to = preposition, camp = object of the preposition, the = adjective modifying camp
5. is = verb, Texas = subject; (where the flooding occurred) = noun clause used as the predicate nominative, occurred = verb, flooding = gerund used as the subject, the = adjective modifying flooding, where = noun clause introductory word used as an adverb modifying occurred
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