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DOLs November 15 – 19, 2010. Monday, November 15, 2010. Write the participle or participial phrase that modifies the boldfaced noun or pronoun . The player piano rolls stored in my grandparents’ attic for 60 years are still usable.

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monday november 15 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010

Write the participle or participial phrase that modifies the boldfaced noun or pronoun.

  • The player piano rolls stored in my grandparents’ attic for 60 years are still usable.
  • Impressed by the speaker’s sense of urgency, we listened intently.
  • The movie being filmed on that set is already over budget.
  • The detectives found scraps of material from the thief’s jacket caught on a nail.
  • Carrying their backpacks, three students boarded the school bus.
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1. The player piano rolls stored in my grandparents’ attic for 60 years are still usable.

1, The player piano rolls stored in my grandparents’ attic for 60 years are still usable.

2. Impressed by the speaker’s sense of urgency, we listened intently.

2. Impressed by the speaker’s sense of urgency, we listened intently

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3. The movie being filmed on that set is already over budget.

3. The moviebeing filmed on that set is already over budget.

4. The detectives found scraps of material from the thief’s jacket caught on a nail.

4. The detectives found scraps of material from the thief’s jacket caught on a nail.

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5. Carrying their backpacks, three students boarded the school bus.

5. Carrying their backpacks, three students boarded the school bus.

tuesday november 16 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Gerunds

A verb form that ends in –ing and acts as a NOUN

Gerund Phrases

a gerund plus its modifiers and complements.

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Gerunds can be anywhere in a sentence that a noun could be.

Subject

Object of a Preposition

Direct Object

Predicate Nominative

subject object of preposition
Subject & Object of Preposition
  • Helping the war effort from home took several different forms.
  • Working in defense plants was on way civilians contributed.
  • Huge amounts of metal were needed for building planes, tanks, and weapons.
  • Wartime shortages also led to food and gasoline rationing.
  • Efficiently using space for food production at home was the goal of every victory gardener.
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Helping the war effort from home took several different forms.

1. Helping the war effort from home took several different forms.

2. Working in defense plants was on way civilians contributed.

2. Working in defense plants was on way civilians contributed.

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3. Huge amounts of metal were needed for building planes, tanks, and weapons.

3. Huge amounts of metal were needed forbuilding planes, tanks, and weapons.

4. Wartime shortages also led to food and gasoline rationing.

4. Wartime shortages also led to food and gasoline rationing.

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5. Efficiently using space for food production at home was the goal of every victory gardener.

5. Efficiently using space for food production at home was the goal of every victory gardener.

wednesday november 17 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Direct Object – follows an action verb answers the question What? Or Who?

Predicate Nominative – follows a linkingverb and renames the subject.

example
Example

Direct Object:

Gary resents having clean-up duty after every holiday.

What does Gary resent?

having clean-up duty after every holiday.

Predicate Nominative

The most difficult task was kneading he dough.

Was =linking verb

Kneading the dough renames the task

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George’s specialty was making a perfect souffle.

  • Maria’s assignment was selecting the perfect menu.
  • The circus performer’s most popular feat was juggling seven bottles at once.
  • The teacher suggested reading the poem at least twice.
  • Mechanization has dramatically altered traditional farming.
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1. George’s specialty was making a perfect souffle.

  • George’s specialty was making a perfect souffle. (PN)

2. Maria’s assignment was selecting the perfect menu.

2. Maria’s assignment was selecting the perfect menu. (PN)

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3. The circus performer’s most popular feat was juggling seven bottles at once.

3. The circus performer’s most popular feat was juggling seven bottles at once.

4. The teacher suggested reading the poem at least twice.

4. The teacher suggested reading the poem at least twice.

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5. Mechanization has dramatically altered traditional farming.

5. Mechanization has dramatically altered traditional farming.

thursday november 18 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010

Write the gerund phrase and then identify its position in the sentence: Subject, Predicate Nominative, Direct Object, or Object of a Preposition.

  • Representing the junior class was her job as a member of the student senate.
  • The only problem is finding someone who is prepared to finance the project.
  • You can manage large amounts of information by using a computer.
  • William enjoys playing guitar with a rock band.
  • Searching for underwater wrecks is a dangerous occupation.
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Representing the junior class was her job as a member of the student senate.

1. Representing the junior class ---- subject

2. The only problem is finding someone who is prepared to finance the project.

2. finding someone who is prepared to finance the project -- PN

3. You can manage large amounts of information by using a computer.

3. using a computer -- OP

4. William enjoys playing guitar with a rock band.

4. playing guitar with a rock band -- DO

5. Searching for underwater wrecks is a dangerous occupation.