3. They were wanted by the law for a variety of crimes. ______
4. Crime seemed romantic to Bonnie for about a year. ______
5. She and Clyde were traveling all over Texas together. ______
6. However, the life of a criminal is often harsh and short. ______
7. Bonnie was seriously injured in an auto accident at one point. ______
8. Clyde treated her at home without the help of doctors or hospitals. ______
9. Just before her death, Bonnie looked sick and old. ______
10. Bonnie and Clyde died in a hail of bullets during a police ambush in 1934. ______
Name:___________________________ Pd:_______ Date:____________________
Grammar Round 6 Day 2
Review: Underline each verb once. If the verb has a direct object, underline the direct object twice. On the line, write T for transitive and I for intransitive.
1. The network cancelled the show. ______
2. The pomegranate originated in Persia or Afghanistan. ______
3. Dogs have keen senses of hearing and smell. ______
4. The Egyptians used a uniform system of measurement. ______
5. Luckily, hard ice forms quickly over northern lakes. ______
Review and Extension: Complete each of the following sentences with an appropriate action or linking verb. Then, in the lines, identify each verb you have used by writing A for action or L for linking verb.
The robbers__________________ the train just before the bridge. ______
They __________________ both skilled and ruthless. ______
The robbers_______________ this job for months before this date. ______
Special bags on the train_________________ over seven million dollars ______
The thieves _________________ the last car on the train. ______
A pronoun must agree with its antecedent in number, gender, and person. An antecedent is the noun or pronoun that a pronoun refers to or replaces. If the antecedent is singular, use a singular pronoun.
If it is plural, use a plural pronoun. Use a plural pronoun to refer to nouns or pronouns joined by and.
A pronoun that refers to nouns or pronouns joined by or or nor should agree with the noun or pronoun nearest to it.
Example: Identify and underline the pronoun-antecedent agreement. On the space provided, indicate a singular relation with an S and a plural relationship with a P.
The young girl paints portraits. Her work is popular among wealthy clients. ______
A duke and his wife commission the girl to paint their portraits. ______
The gender of a pronoun must be the same as the gender of its antecedent. Remember that gender refers to the forms of personal pronouns- masculine (he, his, him), feminine (she, her, hers), or neuter (it,its). Do not use only masculine or only feminine pronouns when you mean to refer to both genders. The purpose of the gender-free language is to make sure you include everyone.
Example-The artist was famous for the speed with which she painted.
Exercises-In each sentence underline the pronoun once and the antecedent twice.
1. Elisabetta Sirani was a popular painter in the 1600s, although she has been nearly forgotten.
2. Elisabetta’s father was a painter, and he tutored Elisabetta at a time when girls were not expected to excel in any profession.
3. When Giovanni saw that Elisabetta had talent, he began to dream of commissions.
4. The people of Bologna were impressed with their talented towns person's work.
5. Bologna invited Elisabetta to paint a scene from the life of Christ for its church.
6. Elisabetta opened a paint school; the student body were quick to prove their talent.
7. Neither Elisabetta nor the popular painter’s sisters were allowed to rest from their work for long.
8. Each paint had its own requirements and demands.
9. Elisabetta and the other daughters tried to please their father with endless toil.
10. Although Elisabetta wanted to rest, her father set unreachable goals.
11. Giovanni ignored Elisabetta’s fatigue; he continually expected perfection.
Exercise- Underline the pronoun that correctly completes each sentence. Then underline the antecedent(s) of the pronoun.
Two cardinals make (its, their) home in that tree every spring.
Juan and Louis compared (his, their) collections of rare coins.
Flower lovers prize the rose for (its, their) delicate scent.
George Bernard Shaw didn’t become a successful playwright until the publication of a collection of (its, his) plays.
1. Use a comma after an introductory phrase or clause.
Example- After the storm ended, I examined the damage to my crops.
Directions- Insert commas where necessary in the following sentences. When I finish my chores I would be delighted to come to your party.
After the concert ended the audience asked for three encores.
In our tent beside the river we enjoyed a peaceful night’s sleep.
Examining the ground for shells we slowly made our way down the beach.
When my garden is finally in I will just sit back and relax.
In the fall I will turn over the soil again.
Before reading a good book Kari prepares a cup of ginseng tea.
During the recital Emma was dancing along to every classical piece.
Sitting on a park bench at midnight Cody finally understood why mom gave him a curfew.
Before the concert started Prim went upstairs to find her sister.
1. Use an s to form the possessive of nouns
Singular Example: Lindblom’s students are the best in the world.
Plural Example: Students’ performances of Romeo and Juliet will be outstanding!
2. In contraction
Example-couldn’t, wouldn’t, don’t, can’t Directions-Add apostrophes where they are needed in these sentences.
1. The skaters movements were slow and graceful.
2. The players uniforms were muddy.
3. I didnt know my alphabet until I was five years old.
4. I dont need Ms. Muellers help right now.
5. Diane couldnt find her keys, so she borrowed Julians.
6. Jeans engagement ring was a stark reminder of Logans misfortune.
7. Wouldnt boiling the potatoes too long ruin grandmothers famous perogi recipe?