Grammar to go. How it works and how to use it by Goldstein B., Waugh J., Linsky K.

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Seemed works, so looked is a linking verb in the sentence above. I looked at the dark clouds. I seemed at the dark clouds. Seemed doesn’t work, so looked is not a linking verb in the sentence above. Sentence Pattern 5: Subject/Linking Verb/Subject Complement 25 PRACTICE SET 2–14 Directions: For the sentences below, underline the verbs twice and then determine whether the verbs are linking verbs or action verbs. Examples: He looked at the instructions carefully. action He looked confused. linking 1.

TEST YOURSELF Directions: Label all of the adjectives and adverbs in the following sentences. adj. adj. adv. adj. adj. adj. adv. Example: A Roman soldier proudly entered the crowded city after a very adj. decisive victory. 1. Great apes live peacefully in completely protected areas. 2. His car skidded sharply into the wrong lane. 3. Mark’s sister was so happy that she finally got a very significant raise in her salary. 4. Yesterday, my friend found a unique stamp for her new collection. 5. The messengers quickly recognized that most people were not ready for bad news.

You must (accept/except) responsibility for your actions. 8. The accident at the nuclear reactor had a devastating (affect/effect) on the village. 9. You can (choose/chose) the path you wish to take in life. 10. Please place your luggage (between/among) the two posts. Chapter 3 Adjectives and Adverbs Adjectives Although there are many kinds of adjectives, the following two rules apply to all of them: 1. Adjectives modify (describe) nouns and pronouns. 2. Adjectives tell which one, what kind, and how many.

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