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Practice: Sentence Parts and Phrases Part 1: Identifying Verbs : Identify the verb or verb phrase in each sentence. Underline any helping verbs. Label each verb as action or linking . Label each action verb as transitive or intransitive .

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    1. Practice: Sentence Parts and Phrases Part 1: Identifying Verbs: Identify the verb or verb phrase in each sentence. Underline any helping verbs. Label each verb as action or linking. Label each action verb as transitive or intransitive. • Some writers refer to the Everglades as a ‘‘river of grass.’’ • Verb: ______________________ Action or Linking? Transitive or Intransitive? 2. Over the years, this six-inch-deep river has provided shelter for many different species. Verb: _______________________ Action or Linking? Transitive or Intransitive? 3. Colorful tree snails are clinging to that tree. Verb: _______________________ Action or Linking? Transitive or Intransitive? 4. These egrets appear content in their watery home. Verb: _______________________ Action or Linking? Transitive or Intransitive? 5. Those orchids are a lovely shade of pink. Verb: _______________________ Action or Linking? Transitive or Intransitive? refer ______ ________ has provided ______ ________ are clinging ______ ________ appear _____ are ______

    2. Part 2: Identifying Subjects and Predicates: Identify the subject and verb of the following sentences. 6. Andy Mould and Eddie Slack were cutting peat from a bog in Lindow Moss, England, in 1984. Subject: _________________________ Verb: _________________________ 7. Sticking out of the peat was a human foot. Subject: _________________________ Verb: _________________________ 8. The men immediately called the police and awaited their arrival. Subject: _________________________ Verb: _________________________ 9. The best person for the job was an archaeologist. Subject: _________________________ Verb: _________________________ 10. Lindow Man had died in the bog about 2,300 years ago. Subject: _________________________ Verb: _________________________ Andy Mould, Eddie Slack were cutting foot was men called, awaited was person had died Lindow Man

    3. Part 3: Identifying Complements: Identify each complement and label it as direct object, indirect object, objective complement, predicatenominative, or predicate adjective. 11. A saltwater marsh is full of interesting plant life. Complement: ______________________ Type: ___________ 12. Bird watchers call the Northern harrier a marsh hawk because of its habitat. Complement: ______________________ Type: ___________ Complement: ______________________ Type: ___________ 13. Chickentoe is another name for the plant glasswort. Complement: ______________________ Type: ___________ 14. One enlarged claw gives the male fiddler crab its name. Complement: ______________________ Type: ___________ Complement: ______________________ Type: ___________ 15. Raccoons find crabs, mussels, and birds’ eggs to eat in the saltwater marsh. Complement: ______________________ Type: ___________ full PA Northern harrier DO hawk OC name PN name DO crab IO eggs DO

    4. Part 4: Identifying Phrases: Underline each phrase and label it as prepositional, appositive, gerund, participial, or infinitive. If it is used asan adjective or adverb, tell what it modifies. If it is used as a noun, tell its function in the sentence. 16. Having finished our study of wetlands, my class visited a freshwater marsh. Phrase: ___________________________________________ Modifies/Function: ____________________ 17. Our guide was Brian, an environmental educator. Phrase: ___________________________________________ Modifies/Function: ____________________ 18. To explain the benefits of marshes, Brian showed us a film. Phrase: ___________________________________________ Modifies/Function: ____________________ 19. Traveling in canoes is the best way to see the marsh. Phrase: ___________________________________________ Modifies/Function: ____________________ Phrase: ___________________________________________ Modifies/Function: ____________________ 20. The part of the marsh covered with algae looked like a green carpet. Phrase: ___________________________________________ Modifies/Function: ____________________ Having finished our study of wetlands class - Participial an environmental educator Appositive – identifies Brian To explain the benefits of marshes Infinitive – adverb - showed Traveling in canoes Gerund Subject to see the marsh Infinitive Adjective - way covered with algae Participial marsh