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Exercise 2. — Make sentences, using these adjectives: valuable loud
yonder lovely yellow thin long
polite hard rough heavy short
soft sweet great high
fifty pleasant shining bitter good low
two dozen difficult deep sour little one hundred
easy ugly green
Exercise 3. – Write a short description of the Mississippi River, using as many adjectives as you can, and underscore each one.
Write a short description of Captain John Smith, using as many adjectives as you can, and underscore each.
Write a short account of a snowstorm, using as many adjectives as you can, and underscore each.
Exercise 4. — Complete these sentences, using an adjective in each blank space :
1. Mountains are
Exercise 5. – If you wished to describe the Atlantic Ocean, what adjectives do you think would be suitable?
Make sentences containing these adjectives.
If you saw a house on fire, what adjectives do you think would be suitable to describe it?
Make sentences, using these adjectives.
If you saw a flower garden in bloom, what adjectives do you think you would use? ?
Make sentences, using these adjectives.
LESSON 13. — VERBS
Birds fly. Fish swim. Man is mortal. Tigers are dangerous. In the above sentences the words run, fly, swim tell what is done and express action. The words is and are express a condition or a state of being. All words that express action or a state of being are called verbs.
A verb is a word that expresses action or a state of being.
Exercise 1.- Name the verbs in these sentences:
1. William loves his mother.
Exercise 2. — Copy these sentences and underscore the verbs :
1. However good you are, you have faults.
3. A rolling stone. gathers no moss.
Exercise 3. — Complete these sentences, using a verb in each blank space: 1. We
a long ways.
all the good you
- to and
Exercise 4. - Write six sentences describing an earthquake and underscore the verb in each.
Write six sentences about a volcano and underscore the verb in each.
Write six sentences about a dog fight and underscore the verb in each.
Write six sentences about the animals in the park and underscore the verb in each.
LESSON 14. - ADVERBS
Man is fearfully and wonderfully made.
Children, you study too loud. In these sentences what words tell how man is made ? What word tells how fat Daniel Lambert was? What word tells how loud the children study? Words of this sort that are added to verbs, adjectives, and adverbs to modify their meaning are called adverbs.
An adverb is a word used to modify the meaning of a verb, an adjective, or another adverb.
EVANS'S ELE. ENG. GRAM. - 3
An adverb generally tells how, when, where, how much, etc.
Exercise 1. — Name the adverbs in these sentences and tell what words they belong to:
1. Work done quickly is often done ill.
Exercise 2. — Make sentences, using the following adverbs : sweetly too
carelessly remarkably quietly joyfully rapidly exceedingly
promptly happily badly slowly extremely swiftly bitterly impolitely patiently
beautifully very rudely wildly rather
always harshly unusually
Exercise 3. - Fill the blanks in these sentences with adverbs: 1. The ship rocks
- heaving sea. 2. Write if you wish to write 3. Think before you speak 4. Rise and work 5. He wrote but spoke 6. The soldiers fared
but fought 7. The child ran
up the hill, looked over the top, and sprang
8. We buried him
and 9. and the master is calling. 10. Speak
live 11. The hotel was built recently, and was 12. The old man walks slowly.
LESSON 15. - PREPOSITIONS
A house in the country, with vines over the porch, among the trees and hills, is good enough for me.
In this sentence what word is used to show the relation between a house and the country? What word is placed before vines? What word relates vines and the porch? What word is placed before the trees and hills ? What word relates good enough and me? These words in, with, over, among, and for are called prepositions because they are placed before nouns and pronouns to show the relation between them and the other parts of the sentence.
A preposition is a word used to show the relation between a noun or a pronoun and some other word or words in a sentence.
The following are some words used as prepositions : about among beside for
under above around between from since
until across at beyond in through
up after before by
into throughout upon against behind down
with along below during off
within amid beneath except
Exercise 1. – Name the prepositions in these sentences nd tell between what words they show relation:
1. There is a place for everything.