Inverted and Interrupted Order Pgs. 147-149
Warm-up • Unscramble these phrases and make them into a sentence that begins with the word on: • National Museum • Was • At the • A Gibson flying V guitar • Ondisplay • Of American History
Warm-up • On display at the National Museum of American History was a Gibson Flying V guitar. • How could you make a sentence if you did not have to begin with the word on?
Inverted Order • Remember that the subject does not always appear at the beginning of a sentence. • Sentences that begin with all or part of the predicate rather than the subject are in inverted order. • Subject-verb agreement can be tricky in this type of sentence. • First identify the subject of a sentence. Then make the verb agree with the subject.
Answer 1-5 on pg. 147 • British Museum – is • Exhibits- are • Collection- is • Manuscripts- are • Suits- are
Interrupted Order • The noun closest to the verb is not always the subject of the sentence. • A subject is in interrupted order when other words come between the subject and the verb. • Identify the subject carefully and then make the verb agree. • Remember to use a singular verb with a singular subject and a plural verb with a plural subject. • Often exhibits on only one subject fill an entire museum. • A guide to museum exhibits is in the library.
Answer 6-12 on pg. 148 • 6. Circus World Museum- has • 7. Uniforms – are • 8. Bats, mitts – are • 9. People- visit • 10. Exhibits- are • 11. Displays- include • 12. Visitors- enter