Based on what you have read of Patrick Henry’s speech, how does the speech seem to be organized? A. comparison and contrast B. proposition with support C. order of importance D. cause and effect E. chronological order
1.Read this paragraph And how often I've wanted to escape to a wilderness where a human hand has not been in everything. But those were only dreams of peace, of comfort, of a nest inside stone or woods, a sanctuary where a dream or life wouldn’t be invaded. Based on that paragraph, the reader can infer that the narrator: A.is frightened of other people. B.enjoys camping in nature. C.experiences trouble sleeping D.finds safety in the world.
2.Read this sentence In other days and places, people paid more attention to the strong-headed will of earth. The author uses personification in the sentence to: F.demonstrate that the earth has changed. G.emphasize the power of the earth. H.explain that the earth is a useful resource. J. highlight the benefits of the earth.
Active Voice vs Passive Voice In Active Voice, the subject of the sentence is performing the action of the verb: – Jeff loves Amy.- I heard a rumor about Matt. In Passive Voice, the subject is being acted UPON by the verb, sometimes by a vague or unclear person/thing: – Amy is loved by Jeff. – A rumor was heard about Matt.
The Subjunctive Mood The subjunctive mood refers to situations that express wishes, desires, imaginary situations, or things that have not happened yet. – Begin with “if,” “as if,” “when,” “as though,” or similar subordinating conjuncitons. Some of them are conditions set upon an actions. – Use the subordinating conjunction “that” + – Begin with verbs like “insist,” “demand,” “ask,” “prefer,” etc.
The Subjunctive Mood The subjunctive mood is a form of auxiliary verbs used in dependent clauses that do the following: 1) express a wish; (Wish you were here!) 2) begin with if and express a condition that does not exist (is contrary to fact); (If unicorns were real…) 3) begin with as if and as though when such clauses describe a speculation or condition contrary to fact; (She treated him as if he were a child.) Verb Forms: Use “were” instead of “was” Use the infinitive without “to” (Ex: God bless you.)
Examples with “were” She wishes her boyfriend were here. If Juan were more aggressive, he'd be a better hockey player. We would have passed if we had studied harder. He acted as if he were guilty.
Use the subjunctive after the subordinating conjunction “that” by using the infinitive form of the verb (without “to”). Ex: I requested that he be present at the hearing. It is crucial that you be there before Tom arrives. It is important she attend the meeting. It is recommended that he take a water bottle on the hike.
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