Grammar Review: Phrases
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The _____ is the key noun or pronoun that tell what the sentence is about.
The _____ is the verb or verb phrase that expresses the essential thought about the subject of the sentence. (Hint: This part of the sentence tells us what the subject is doing.)
A _____ _____ is a group of words that begins with a preposition and usually end with a noun or a pronoun called the object of the preposition.
An _____ is a noun or pronoun that is placed next to another noun or pronoun to identify it or give more information about it.
An ______ ______ is an appositive plus its modifiers.
Appositives are usually set off with ______.
A _____ is a verb form that functions in a sentence as a noun, an adjective, or an adverb.
What are the three types of verbals/verbal phrases?
Participle/participial phrases, gerund/gerund phrases, and infinitive/infinitive phrases
_____ _____ function as adjectives. Present participles end in -ing. Most past participles end in -ed.
_____ _____ function as nouns. They are always present participles (hint: -ing verb words).
_____ _____ are 'to' + a verb and any complements and modifiers needed to complete its meaning. This verbal phrase can function as a noun, adjective, or an adverb.
Identify the prepositional phrase- Harper Lee grew up in the Monroeville, Alabama.
in the Monroeville, Alabama.
Identify the prepositional phrase- Despite great success with To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee only published the one novel in her lifetime.
Despite great success, with To Kill a Mockingbird, in her lifetime
Identify the prepositional phrase- The character Atticus Finch is based on Lee's father.
on Lee's father
Identify the prepositional phrase- Moral education is a theme in TKAM.
Identify the prepositional phrase- Inside the knothole of the Radley's tree, Jem and Scout find many treasures left by a mysterious person.
Inside the knothole, of the Radley's tree, by a mysterious person.
Identify the appositive phrase-- Scout got in a fight with Francis, Aunt Alexandra's son, during their Christmas visit at Finch's Landing.
Aunt Alexandra's son
Identify the appositive phrase-- Dill Harris, Jem and Scout's summertime friend, stays with his Aunt Rachel during his visits to Maycomb.
Jem and Scout's summertime friend
Identify the appositive phrase-- Miss Stephanie Crawford, the neighborhood gossip, is the source of information about Boo Radley for the children.
the neighborhood gossip
Identify the appositive phrase-- Mr. Nathan Radley, Boo's older brother, closes up the knothole with cement.
Boo's older brother
Identify the prepositional phrases--Scout got in a fight with Francis during their Christmas visit at Finch's Landing.
in a fight, with Francis, during their Christmas visit, at Finch's Landing.
Identify the underline verbal phrase-- Dan has never been one to complain about his problems.
Identify the underline verbal phrase-- There is no excuse for reckless driving.
Identify the underline verbal phrase-- My younger sister likes to slide down the big hill.
Identify the underline verbal phrase-- Baking brownies is our favorite activity on a rainy day.
Identify the underline verbal phrase-- Laughing at his joke, we nearly fell off our chairs.
Identify the underline verbal phrase-- Putting in the extra time, Ben finished his work.
Identify the underline verbal phrase-- Using a flashlight, Julia found her ring in the dark.
Identify the underline verbal phrase-- Combining the ingredients is the easy part.
Identify the underline verbal phrase—To live in a small town is a joy to most of its residents.
Identify the underline verbal phrase-- Jim's goal, getting elected, was achieved through hard work.
Identify the underline verbal phrase-- She collects figurines made in the thirties.
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