Quiz for Lessons 296 – 300 – Parts of the Sentence – Compound/Complex Sentences

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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. Rulon steered the jeep down the muddy road to the camp site, and then he discovered that it was the wrong road.
2. When Carl came up to bat, the bases were loaded, and there were two outs.
3. I’ve just learned that our vacation plans must be changed; as a result, we’ll leave later in the month.
4. Older television sets had tubes; the newest models, which take less space, are digital televisions.
5. My uncle Al drove a snow-removal truck, and when there was a big snow storm, he was called to work at any time.
6. If you are an election judge, you distribute the ballots, and you count them after the polls close.
7. Many monuments are found around the White House, and foreign leaders who come to Washington often visit them.
8. The doctor told us how we could revive a heart-attack victim, and she demonstrated on a dummy, me.
9. Jeff tried the new dance steps that had been demonstrated, and he mastered them quickly.
10. The bola is a rope which is used to catch animals; it has weights on the end of it.
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1. steered = verb, Rulon = subject, jeep = direct object, the = adjective modifying jeep, down the muddy road = adverb prepositional phrase modifying steered, down = preposition, road = object of the preposition, the/muddy = adjectives modifying road, to the camp site = adjective prepositional phrase modifying road (possibly an adverb modifying steered), to = preposition, site = object of the preposition, the/camp = adjectives modifying site; and = co-ordinate conjunction, discovered = verb, he = subject, then = adverb modifying discovered; (that it was the wrong road) = noun clause used as the direct object, was = verb, it = subject, road = predicate nominative, the/wrong = adjectives modifying road, that = noun clause introductory word which does not fit grammatically with the sentence
2. (when Carl came up to bat) = adverb clause modifying were, came = verb, Carl = subject, up = adverb modifying came, to bat = adverb infinitive modifying came, when = subordinate conjunction introducing the adverb clause; were = verb, bases = subject, loaded = predicate adjective, the = adjective modifying bases; and = co-ordinate conjunction, were = verb, outs = subject, two = adjective modifying outs, there = introductory there
3. ‘ve learned = verb, I = subject; (that our vacation plans must be changed) = noun clause used as the direct object, must be changed = verb, plans = subject, our/vacation = adjectives modifying plans, that = noun clause introductory word which does not fit grammatically with the sentence; ‘ll leave = verb, we = subject, later = adverb modifying ‘ll leave, in the month = adverb prepositional phrase modifying later, in = preposition, month = object of the preposition, the = adjective modifying month
4. had = verb, sets = subject, tubes = direct object, older/television = adjectives modifying sets; are = verb, models = subject, televisions = predicate nominative, newest = adjective modifying models, digital = adjective modifying televisions; (which take less space) = adjective clause modifying models, take = verb, which = subject, space = direct object, less = adjective modifying space
5. drove = verb, Uncle Al = subject, truck = direct object, my = adjective modifying Uncle Al, a/snow-removal = adjectives modifying truck; and = co-ordinate conjunction, (when there was a big snow storm) = adverb clause modifying was called, was = verb, storm = subject, a/big/snow = adjectives modifying storm, there = introductory there, when = subordinate conjunction introducing the adverb clause; was called = verb, he = subject, to work = adverb prepositional phrase modifying was called, to = preposition, work = object of the preposition, at any time = adverb prepositional phrase modifying was called, at = preposition, time = object of the preposition, any = adjective modifying time
6. (if you are an election judge) = adverb clause modifying distribute, are = verb, you = subject, judge = predicate nominative, an/election = adjectives modifying judge, if = subordinate conjunction introducing the adverb clause; distribute = verb, you = subject, ballots = direct object, the = adjective modifying ballots; and = co-ordinate conjunction, count = verb, you = subject, them = direct object; (after the polls close) = adverb clause modifying count, close = verb, polls = subject, the = adjective modifying polls, after = subordinate conjunction introducing the adverb clause
7. are found = verb, monuments = subject, many = adjective modifying monuments, around the White House = adverb prepositional phrase modifying are found, around = preposition, White House = object of the preposition, the – adjective modifying White House; and = co-ordinate conjunction, visit = verb, leaders = subject, them = direct object, foreign = adjective modifying leaders, often = adverb modifying visit; (who come to Washington) = adjective clause modifying leaders, come = verb, who = subject, to Washington = adverb prepositional phrase modifying come, to = preposition, Washington = object of the preposition
8. told = verb, doctor = subject, us = indirect object, the = adjective modifying doctor; (how we could revive a heart-attack victim) = noun clause used as the direct object, could revive = verb, we = subject, victim = direct object, a/heart-attack = adjectives modifying victim, how = adverb modifying could revive; and = co-ordinate conjunction, demonstrated = verb, she = subject, on a dummy = adverb prepositional phrase modifying demonstrated, on = preposition, dummy = object of the preposition, a = adjective modifying dummy, me = appositive to dummy
9. tried = verb, Jeff = subject, steps = direct object, the/new/dance = adjectives modifying steps; (that had been demonstrated) = adjective clause modifying steps, had been demonstrated = verb, that = subject; and = co-ordinate conjunction, mastered = verb, he = subject, them = direct object, quickly = adverb modifying mastered
10. is = verb, bola = subject, rope = predicate nominative, the = adjective modifying bola, a = adjective modifying rope, (which is used to catch animals) = adjective clause modifying rope, is used = verb, which = subject, to catch animals = adverb infinitive modifying is used, to catch = infinitive, animals = direct object to the infinitive; has = verb, it = subject, weights = direct object, on the end = adverb prepositional phrase modifying has, on = preposition, end = object of the preposition, the = adjective modifying end, of it = adjective prepositional phrase modifying end, of = preposition, it = object of the preposition

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