Chapter 22 & 35 Claudia G
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is the form a verb takes to show when an action took place or a situation occurred. (past, present and future)
Illogical shift in tense
occurs when a writer shifts from one verb tense to another for no apparent reason
he,she, it, they
Is the form a verb takes to indicate whether the subject is acting or is acted upon
the subject performs the action
the subject receives the action that is, it is acted upon
"to receive something"
EX: I accept your challenge.
"with the exception of"
Ex: Everyone except Darryl visited the museum.
Ex: Jodi's job could affect her grades.
Ex: Overexposure to sun can have a long-term effect on skin.
EX: Serge was all ready to take the history test
EX: Gina had already been to Italy.
"a device to slow or stop a vehicle"
EX: Peter got into an accident because his foot slipped off the brake.
"to smash or to detach"
EX: Babe Ruth bragged that no one would ever break his home-run record.
EX: Tina wanted to buy an iPad
"close to" "next to" "by means off"
EX: He drove by but didn't stop
"refers to the part of the mind that urges a person to choose right over wrong"
Ex: After he cheated at cards, his conscience stared to bother him.
Ex: Elliott made a conscious decision to stop smoking
Ex: I Love Lucy was a successful comedy show because it appealed to everyday people
Ex: Every day, Lucy and Ethel would find a new way to get into trouble.
Ex: He sang fine solo at church last Sunday
Ex: Demi had to pay a fine for speeding
"to perceive sound by ear"
Ex: I moved to the front so I could hear the speaker.
"at or in this place"
Ex: My great-grandfather came here in 1883.
"is the possessive form of it"
Ex: The airline canceled its flights because of the show
"contraction of it is or has"
Ex: It's twelve o'clock, and we're late
"to have an understanding of"
Ex: I know there will be a lunar eclipse tonight
"expresses a negative response"
Ex: Is anything wrong? No.
"recent or never used"
Ex: I bought a new car
"past tense for verb know"
Ex: He knew how to install the computer.
"to rest or recline"
ex: Every Sunday I lie in bed until noon.
"to put or place something down" "past tense of lie"
Ex: Tammy told Carl to lay his cards on the table.
Ex: In the 1940s, many woman wore loose-fitting pants
Sometimes, I lose my keys
"possessive pronoun that indicates ownership"
That bike is mine
"human consciousness" or "intelligence"
Ex: A mind is a terrible thing to waste
"past tense of verb pass" "moved by" or "succeeded in"
Ex: David finally passed his driving test.
"earlier than the present time"
Ex: The novel was set in the past
"the absence of war"
Ex: My peace of mind was destroyed.
" a part of something"
Ex: Have a piece of cake
"simple, not elaborate"
Ex: Sometimes, the Amish are called the plain people
"shortened for airplane"
Ex: Chuck was the first person to fly a plane.
"first" or "highest" "the head of a school"
Ex: She had the principal role in the movie.
"a law or basic assumption"
Ex: It was against his principles to tell a lie
"free of noise" or "still"
Ex: Jane looked forward to the quiet evenings at the lake
"to leave a job" or "to give up"
Ex: Sammy quit his job.
"actually" or "very"
Ex: You haven't quite got the hang of it yet.
"to elevate", "to increase in size, quantity, or worth"
Carlos raises his hand whenever the teacher asks for volunteers
"to stand up" or "to move from a lower position to a higher position". (past rose) as a noun "increase a salary"
Ex: Her boss gave her a rise
"correct" "opposite of left"
Ex: If you turn right at the corner, you will be going in the right direction.
"to form letters with a writing instrument"
Ex: All students are required to write three short papers
"to assume a sitting position" past: sat)
Ex. I usually sit in the front row at the movies
"to put down or place" or "to adjust something to a desire position" (past:set)
Ex: Every semester I set goals for myself
"to consider" or "to assume"
Ex: Suppose researchers found a cure for AIDS tomorrow.
"expected" or "required"
Ex: we supposed the movie would be over by ten o'clock
possessive form of they
Ex: Jane helped poor people improve their living conditions
"at or in that place" "there is" there are"
Ex: there are three reasons why I will not eat meat
contraction of "they are"
Ex: They're the best volunteer firefighters I've ever seen.
"at that time" or "next in time"
He was young and naive then, but now he he knows better
use to introduced the second element in a comparison
Ex: My dog is smarter than your dog
past tense of throw
Ex: Paige threw a baseball faster than 95 miles an hour
"in one side and out the opposite side"
Ex: "I'm through," he said, storming out of the office.
"in the direction of"
Ex: I am going to Disney World
"also", "more than enough"
Ex: My roommates are coming too
Ex: The two of us can go to the park.
"accustomed" follow by to. (past of use
Ex: who used all the hot water?
"to put into service" or "to consume."
Ex: I use a soft cloth to clean my glasses
"state of the atmosphere w/respect to temperature, humidity"
Ex: The weather this winter will be severe.
"if it is so that; if the cause is that"
Ex: Whether this prediction will be correct is anyone's guess
"at or in what place"
Ex: Where are you going, and where have you been?
past tense of are
Ex: Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford were popular stars of silent movies
contraction "we are"
Ex: We're doing our back-to-school- shopping early this year.
possessive from who
Ex: Whose book is this?
contraction of "who is"
Ex: Who's there?
possessive form of You
Ex: You should have worn your running shoes
contraction of "you are"
Ex: You're too kind.
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