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Parts of Speech Review. NOUNS. Identify the nouns in the sentence. Do not name pronouns as nouns. Back to the board, Alex!. VERBS. Identify the entire verb phrase of the sentence. Also identify the “main verb” of the sentence. Is the main verb a linking verb or an action verb?.

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Parts of Speech Review


NOUNS

  • Identify the nouns in the sentence.

  • Do not name pronouns as nouns.

Back to the board, Alex!


VERBS

  • Identify the entire verb phrase of the sentence.

  • Also identify the “main verb” of the sentence.

  • Is the main verb a linking verb or an action verb?

Back to the board, Alex!


ADJECTIVES

  • Identify the adjectives that are in each sentence.

  • Explain what word is being modified by the adjective.

Back to the board, Alex!


ADVERBS

  • Identify all adverbs in the sentences.

  • Explain what word is modified by adverbs… don’t forget! Adverbs can modify three parts of speech. What are they?

Back to the board, Alex!


PRONOUNS

  • For some pronouns, you have to identify the pronouns in the sentence and explain if they are in first, second, or third person.

  • For other pronouns, you have to choose the correct pronoun for a sentence.

Back to the board, Alex!


NOUNS - 100

The ugly duckling turned into a swan.


Answer: Nouns - 100

The nouns were

<- DUCKLING

and

SWAN ->

Back to the board, Alex!


NOUNS - 200

The haunted house seemed to stare at me.


Answer: NOUNS - 200

  • There was only one noun in that sentence:

    HOUSE

  • (ME is a first person pronoun taking the place of a noun.)

Back to the board, Alex!


NOUNS - 300

The computer game is difficult to understand.


Answer: NOUNS - 300

There is only one noun:GAME

  • “Computer” can be a noun sometimes, but in this case, it is an adjective describing WHAT KIND of game it is.

Back to the board, Alex!


NOUNS - 400

This blanket and this hot chocolate are making me warm.


Answer: NOUNS - 400

There are two nouns:

BLANKET

And

CHOCOLATE

(Hot is an adjective modifying chocolate.)

Back to the board, Alex!


NOUNS - 500

Christa has done all of her laundry.


Answer: NOUNS - 500

There are two nouns:

CHRISTA

And

LAUNDRY

What particular kind of noun is “Christa”?

Therefore, how should it always be written?

Back to the board, Alex!


VERBS - 100

  • My name is not Dave.

  • Remember:

    • Complete verb phrase?

    • What is the main verb?

    • What kind of verb is it? (action or linking)


Answer: VERBS - 100

  • Complete verb phrase: IS

  • IS is a linking verb

    • (Remember, NOT is always an adverb, not part of the verb phrase)

Back to the board, Alex!


VERBS - 200

  • This birthday could not have been any better!


Answer: VERBS – 200

  • Complete Verb Phrase:

    COULD HAVE BEEN

    (NOT is an adverb!!!)

  • Main Verb:

    BEEN(a linking verb)

Back to the board, Alex!


VERBS - 300

Staples has the best kinds of pens.

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Answer: VERBS – 300

  • Complete verb phrase

    HAS

  • Type of verb:

    Action Verb

  • What kind of action is being shown?

    Ownership / Possession

Back to the board, Alex!


VERBS - 400

Some grapefruits can taste very sour.

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Answer: VERBS - 400

  • Complete verb phrase:

    CAN TASTE

  • Main verb:TASTE

  • Type of verb:Linking

    (Grapefruits = sour)

Back to the board, Alex!


VERBS - 500

DAILY DOUBLE

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VERBS – 500

Can’t you be quiet for just one second?!

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Answer: VERBS - 500

  • Complete verb phrase:

    CAN BE

  • Main verb: BE(linking verb)


  • To find that verb phrase, it is useful to change the question “Can’t you be quiet for just one second?” into a sentence:

    You can’t be quiet for just one second.

  • N’t (the contraction for “not” is not part of the verb phrase (it is an adverb)

  • Therefore, the verb phrase is

    CAN BE

Back to the board, Alex!


ADJECTIVES - 100

The wobbly desk was also rusty.


Answer: ADJECTIVES - 100

There are two adjectives:

WOBBLY and RUSTY

They both modify the same noun:

DESK

Back to the board, Alex!


ADJECTIVES - 200

That blond girl, Sally, thinks your brother is cute.

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Answer: ADJECTIVES - 200

  • There are three adjectives:THAT, BLOND, YOURandCUTE

    THAT describeswhichgirl

    BLONDEdescribes which girl

    YOUR describes which brother

    CUTEdescribes the brother

Back to the board, Alex!


ADJECTIVES - 300

The lime jello is very wobbly.

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Answer: ADJECTIVES - 300

  • There are two adjectives:

    LIME

    (describes what kind of Jell-O)

    WOBBLY

    (describes what the Jell-O is like)

Back to the board, Alex!


ADJECTIVES - 400

The old drum had a speck of red blood on it.

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Answer: ADJECTIVES - 400

There are two adjectives:

OLD and RED

OLDdescribes what kind of drum

REDdescribes what kind of blood

Back to the board, Alex!


ADJECTIVES - 500

That fish is staring at me.

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Answer: ADJECTIVES - 500

  • The adjective is THAT.

  • It answers the question “Which one?” about the fish.

Back to the board, Alex!


ADVERBS - 100

My hairdresser cut my hair too quickly

(…and I wound up with a mullet!!!)

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Answer: ADVERBS - 100

There are two adverbs:

TOO and QUICKLY

QUICKLY describes how the hairdresser cut (verb)

TOO modifies to what extent the hairdresser cut quickly (adverb)

Back to the board, Alex!


ADVERBS - 200

Tucker always sits very nicely.


Answer: ADVERBS - 200

There were three adverbs:

ALWAYS, VERY, and NICELY

  • ALWAYS describes when he sits (verb) nicely (adverb)

  • NICELY describes how he sits (verb)

  • VERY describes to what extent he sits nicely (adverb)

Back to the board, Alex!


ADVERBS - 300

Jessica will happily do any chore if you ask her soon.


Answer: ADVERBS - 300

There are two adverbs:

HAPPILY and SOON

* HAPPILY describes how Jessica will do (verb) the chore.

* SOON describes when you ask (verb) Jessica to do the chore.

Back to the board, Alex!


ADVERBS - 400

  • Jeremy didn’t win for class president

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Answer: ADVERBS - 400

  • There is only one adverb:

    N’T

    (the contraction for NOT)

    * Remember how we said that “not” and “n’t” are never part of a verb phrase???

Back to the board, Alex!


ADVERBS - 500

DAILY DOUBLE


ADVERBS - 500

Can you thoroughly wash my very dirty clothing quite rapidly?


Answer: ADVERBS - 500

There are MANY adverbs:

THOROUGHLY – describes how or to what extent the clothing should be washed (verb)

VERY - describes howdirty (adjective)

RAPIDLY – describes how the clothing should be washed (verb)

QUITE – describes to what extent the clothing should be washed rapidly (adverb)

Back to the board, Alex!


PRONOUNS - 100

That is a humungous insect!

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Answer: PRONOUNS - 100

The pronoun is THAT.

It is taking the place of whatever insect (noun) is being talked about…

Back to the board, Alex!


PRONOUNS - 200

(I, me) and Ryan love to go bowling with Kevin and (they, them).

* Choose the correct pronouns.


Answer: PRONOUNS - 200

I and Ryan love to go bowling with Kevin and them.

Remember the trick: If it is the pronoun and another noun, take out the other noun (in this case, “Ryan” and “Kevin”).

This sounds odd:

Me would love to go bowling with they.

This sounds right:

I would love to go bowling with them.

Back to the board, Alex!


PRONOUNS - 300

My parents and

(we, us)

just got a Nintendo Wii.

http://www.wiichronicles.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/wii.JPG


Answer: PRONOUNS – 300

My parents and we just got a Nintendo Wii.

Remember the trick: If it is the pronoun and another noun, take out the other noun (in this case, “my parents”).

This sounds odd:

Us just got a Nintendo Wii.

This sounds right:

We just got a Nintendo Wii.

Back to the board, Alex!


PRONOUNS – 400

Many do not like eating fish.

* Identify the pronoun

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Answer: PRONOUNS - 400

The pronoun is MANY.

It takes the place of the people (noun) who do not like to eat fish.

Back to the board, Alex!


PRONOUNS - 500

Calleigh and Trish are not going swimming with (we, us).


Answer: PRONOUNS - 500

Calleigh and Trish are not going swimming with US.

Back to the board, Alex!


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