written1-soln.pdf - CS-5340\/6340 Solutions to Written Assignment#1 1(15 pts Answer the questions below based on the part-of-speech tags that should be

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CS-5340/6340, Solutions to Written Assignment #1 1. (15 pts) Answer the questions below based on the part-of-speech tags that should be assigned to each word in the story below. Tom was cycling in Moab when he hit a tree and broke his leg. He was rushed to a hospital where orthopedic doctors put his leg in a cast. He should recover within a month. Tom said that he could have avoided the tree if he had not been distracted by several young kids who were running down the steep trail. He yelled at the boys to move off the biking trail! The children were later scolded by a park ranger. Tom is lucky that he only broke a leg. Crashing into a tree can be fatal! (a) List all of the verbs that appear in a passive voice construction. rushed, distracted, scolded (b) List all of the modal verbs. could, should, can (c) List all of the head nouns that are plural. doctors, kids, boys, children (d) List all of the gerunds. biking, crashing (e) List all of the adverbs. only, not, later 1
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2. (20 pts) For each underlined word below, indicate whether it is functioning as a particle or as a preposition in the sentence. (a) Joe carried the injured girl down the hill and into an ambulance. preposition (b) Tom had to catch up with his coursework after getting the flu. particle (c) The 4-hour meeting finally wound up just before noon. particle (d) The Jazz pulled off a win after a last-second slam dunk from Mitchell. particle (e) The tiny boy was picked on by bullies in his class. particle (f) Mary was fed up after the bus was late yet again.
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