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Today’s Goals --  Introduction to prepositions,  prepositional phrases, pronouns, clauses,  subjects, predicates.  --  Learn some quirky candidates for Words  of the Year (2009) --  Quiz #1
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Prepositions The preposition plus its object form a prepositional  phrase. Danae was imprisoned in a dungeon. [location] Jupiter came to her in a shower of gold. [direction] Perseus lived for many years on the island. [time] Danae reacted with disgust. [manner] Perseus killed Medusa with a sword. [means] Perseus was given winged sandals by the god Mercury.  [agent]
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Pronouns Personal pronouns E.g. I, me, you, she, him, they, it
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Clauses A group of words containing a subject and a 
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Unformatted text preview: predicate and forming part of a compound or complex sentence. Subject • The subject of a sentence [with an active verb] is the person or thing performing the action of the verb. – Jupiter loves Danae • The subject of a sentence [with a passive verb] is the person or thing receiving the action of the verb. – Danae is loved by Jupiter. Predicate • The part of a sentence or clause, including the verb, that expresses what the subject is or does. Words of the Year (candidates) • Dracula sneeze • botax • underpants bomber • Salahi • twenty-ten...
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This note was uploaded on 01/10/2011 for the course CLA 30 taught by Professor Albu during the Winter '08 term at UC Davis.

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