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English Composition CollegeKidPoet July 18th, 2016
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1. Identify the sentence below that begins with an adverb. a. In the morning, we will leave for Seattle. b. Suddenly, the sun broke through the clouds. I Correct; the adverb is suddenly because it’s modifying the verb ”broke”. c. Discouraged, Brittany tore up her sixth draft. d. Setting the table, David asked Carla to stir the chili on the stove.
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2. Identify the sentence below that begins with an —ing verb. a. Smoking is not allowed in this building. I Correct; it’s more of a simple sentence and the - ing verb is dominating it. b. Something is burning in the kitchen. c. Surprisingly, Ted showed up at Daphne’s wedding. d. Hoping for a miracle, Ellen stepped on the scale.
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3. Identify the sentence below that begins with a prepositional phrase. a. Often, Shelby goes to movies alone. I Correct; normally, by English syntax, it can’t start with a prepositional phrase with the subject always coming first while the object comes after and even the only phrase of all the answers only happens in that all. b. If I were you, I would not pet that snake. c. In the end, we agreed to compromise. d. Embarrassed, James slunk out of the room.
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4. Identify the sentence below that begins with an - ed verb. a. Concerned about her sore knee, Trish visited her doctor. I Correct; it’s the only sentence that ends with an - ed verb. b. I wanted to buy the perfect gift. c. Hurrying to catch the bus, the woman dropped her packages. d. On the windowsill sits a small pot of African violets.
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