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Exercise 2. — Make sentences, using these adjectives: valuable loud

this

yonder lovely yellow thin long

that

polite hard rough heavy short

ten
square

soft sweet great high

fifty pleasant shining bitter good low

two dozen difficult deep sour little one hundred

those

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
2. The moon is
3. A horse is
4. Grammar is

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

Horses run.

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.
The predicate of a sentence always contains a verb.

Exercise 1.- Name the verbs in these sentences:

1. William loves his mother.
2. Elephants carry heavy loads.
3. Chickens crow in the early morning.
4. The child sleeps quietly.
5. Gold is a precious metal.
6. The king rules over the land.
7. The soldiers fought bravely.
8. I knew him as soon as I saw him.
9. He ate his dinner after he came home.
10. Lions live in Africa.
11. Those boys are twins.
12. Sleep, my baby, sleep.
13. We reached New York at two o'clock.
14. Each thought of the woman who loved him the best.

Exercise 2. — Copy these sentences and underscore the verbs :

1. However good you are, you have faults.
2. Bunyan wrote the “ Pilgriin's Progress.”

3. A rolling stone. gathers no moss.
4. A soft answer turneth away wrath.
5. Cæsar defeated Pompey.
6. Fire destroyed the city of Chicago.

Exercise 3. — Complete these sentences, using a verb in each blank space: 1. We

a long ways.
2. A horse faster than a man.
3. The dogs and the boys
4. A wise man the evil and himself.
5.

all the good you
6. Dogs

- 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.
Daniel Lambert was enormously fat.

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.
2. Speak politely to everybody.
3. He lived wretchedly and died miserably.
4. Do not eat your food rapidly.
5. Tread softly upon holy ground.
6. Glass is very easily broken.
7. Lincoln was a very noble character.
8. If you act rudely, you will be treated badly.
9. Consider carefully, but act promptly.
10. Come early and stay late.
11. He recited better than I expected.
12. The exercise was carefully prepared.

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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

somewhat well

now

more

soon

Exercise 3. - Fill the blanks in these sentences with adverbs: 1. The ship rocks

on the

- 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

back.

8. We buried him

and 9. and the master is calling. 10. Speak

act

live 11. The hotel was built recently, and was 12. The old man walks slowly.

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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.

over

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

of till

with along below during off

to

within amid beneath except

toward without

on

:

Exercise 1. – Name the prepositions in these sentences nd tell between what words they show relation:

1. There is a place for everything.
2. He gazed upon the ruins of his home.
3. They smoked in quiet around the council fire.

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