2 Identifying Action Verbs Identify the action verb and if it is physical or mentalEugene O’Neill’s father, an actor, toured the country.toured: physicalO’Neill learned about the theater from his father.learned; mental
3 O’Neill’s father sent him to Princeton University. sent; physicalSoon O’Neill developed an interest in the sea.developed; mentalHe left home for two years of travel.left; physical
4 Later, a drama teacher at Harvard University inspired O’Neill. inspired; mentalO’Neill knew the value of his own work.knew; mentalHe journeyed to Cape Cod for the summer.journeyed; physical
5 Identifying Transitive & Intransitive Action Verbs Indentify if the action verb is transitive or intransitive. If the sentence has a transitive action verb, state its object.The North and the South fought a war.fought = transitive verbwar = objectDiffering opinions drove the North and South apart.drove = transitive verbNorth, South = object
6 The director remembered this fine old theater from past performances . remembered = transitive verbtheater = objectFinally, the day of the first performance arrived.arrived = intransitive verbThe almost silent audience watched.watched = intransitive verb
7 The bus raced through the traffic light. raced = intransitive verbThe director inspected the scenery, costumes, and lights.inspected = transitive verbScenery, costumes, lights = objectMany people bought tickets to the new play.bought = transitive verbtickets = object
8 The war began.began = intransitive verbDay after day, week after week, the cast rehearsed.rehearsed = intransitive verbMany people bought tickets to the new play.bought = transitive verbtickets = objectAt the end of the play, everyone clapped wildly.clapped = intransitive verb
9 Identifying the Direct Object Identify the direct object in each sentence.I have read five books and magazines.books, magazines = direct objectThe message reached the lawyer.lawyer = direct objectMother invited Uncle Bill and Aunt Kari.Uncle Bill, Aunt Kari = direct object
10 The drivers are washing the concrete mixers. mixers = direct objectLike elephant tenders, they hose them down.them = direct objectHenry Ford introduced his first automobile as the “Quadricycle.”automobile = direct object
11 I remember him well.him = direct objectThe bus driver closed the door.door = direct objectWe made a videotape.videotape = direct objectHe fed the dog.dog = direct object
12 Children drink milk.milk = direct objectI have read five books and magazines.books, magazines = direct objectThe message reached the lawyer.lawyer = direct objectMother invited Uncle Bill and Aunt Kari.Uncle Bill, Aunt Kari = direct object
13 The drivers are washing the concrete mixers. mixers = direct objectLike elephant tenders, they hose them down.them = direct objectHenry Ford introduced his first automobile as the “Quadricycle.”automobile = direct object
14 I remember him well.him = direct objectThe bus driver closed the door.door = direct objectWe made a videotape.videotape = direct objectHe fed the dog.dog = direct object
15 Identifying Subject, Verb, Direct Object, Indirect Object Identify the subject, verb, direct object, indirect object.The orchestra leader brings the musicians the music.leader = subject; brings = verb; music = direct object; musicians = indirect objectDave gave each car and truck a new color.Dave = subject; gave = verb; color = direct object; car, truck = indirect object
16 The sopranos learn their parts first. sopranos = subject; learn = verb;parts = direct objectThat famous director frequently gives performers drama lessons.director = subject; gives = verb, lessons = direct object; performers = indirect objectShe also gives children lessons in the afternoon.she = subject; gives = verb; lessons = direct object; children = indirect object
17 She wrote plays and operas for many years. she = subject; wrote = verb; plays, operas = direct objectNow she shows her students her special techniques.she = subject; shows = verb; techniques = direct object; students = indirect objectThe theater offers young people many opportunities.theater = subject; offers = verb; opportunities = direct object; people = indirect object
18 Students ask actors and directors questions about different roles. students = subject; ask = verb; questions = direct object; actors, director = indirect objectThe expert director and producers bring the show success.Director, producers = subject; bring = verb; success = direct object; show = indirect objectThe actors memorize scripts.actors = subject; memorize = verb, scripts = direct object
19 Identifying Form of Be and Connecting Words Underline the form of be, and draw a double-headed arrow connecting the words that are linked by the verb. The Civil War was a long campaign. Many events were responsible for the Civil War.
20 The Missouri Compromise was not enough to prevent slavery The Missouri Compromise was not enough to prevent slavery. It was a solution to keep balance in the Senate.
21 Later, the Compromise of 1850 was an agreement making California a free state. The other states were “slave” or “free” by choice.
22 Indentifying Linking Verbs and Connecting Word Underline the linking verb. Then, draw a double-headed arrow connecting the words that are linked by the verb. At the outset, both sides felt confident of a victory. However, their goals remained different.
23 The Confederacy stayed focused on its goal of independence The Confederacy stayed focused on its goal of independence. The goal of the North looked impossible. The North appeared stronger at the beginning.
24 Distinguishing Between Action Verbs and Linking Verbs Find and underline the verb in each sentence below. Determine if it is a linking verb or an action verb. Grandpa looks the other way. Grandpa looks the other way. action verb The plants grow taller. The plants grow taller. linking verb
25 Can you feel the sun on your face? Can you feel the sun on your face? action verbThose lions sound ferocious.Those lions sound ferocious. linking verbWill you taste this soup?Will you taste this soup? action verbThey feel happy about their work.They feel happy about their work. linking verb
26 Identifying Predicate Nouns & Predicate Pronouns Identify the predicate noun or predicate pronoun in each sentence below. Europe was the home of some early automobiles. Americans quickly become fans of the automobiles. Man car models were poor designs.
27 Henry Ford was the man who had financial backing for his invention. He was the inventor of the Model A.Ford was also the inventor of the Model T, his most popular automobile.
28 Identifying Predicate Adjectives Identify the predicate adjective in each sentence below. The Museum of Automobile History in Syracuse, New York, is exciting and interesting to people of all ages. Information on thousands of cars is available and accessible to all visitors. The display of collector’s items is sleek and huge.
29 The museum has become both a historic site and a showroom for classic cars. It will be a popular attraction and tourist site for years to come.
30 Stating Present and Past Tense Verbs State the correct form of the verb in parentheses. Then tell whether it is in the present tense or past tense. A month ago our music teacher (introduce) my sister and me to opera. introduced; past Opera is a form that (combine) music and drama into one production. combines; present
31 That combination (suit) my sister and me perfectly. suits; present/suited; pastLast week we (attend) a light opera by Gilbert and Sullivan..attended; pastEvery day that week the show (start) precisely on time.started; past
32 Subject Verb Agreement Select one answer from the choices provided after each sentence. Either the physicians in this hospital or the chief administrator (is/are) going to have to make a decision. - is (Is/Are) my boss or my sisters in the union going to win this grievance? - Are Some of the votes (seem/seems) to have been miscounted. - seem The tornadoes that tear through this county every spring (are/is) more than just a nuisance. - are
33 Everyone selected to serve on this jury (have/has) to be willing to give up a lot of time. Kara Wolters and her teammates (presents/present) a formidable opponent on the basketball court.- presentHe seems to forget that there (are/is) things to be done before he can graduate.- areSome of the grain (appear/appears) to be contaminated.- appears
34 Indentifying Helping Verb & Main Verbs For each sentence below, identify the helping verb/s and the main verb. More people should have been encouraged to study flight. helping verbs: should have been main verb: encouraged During the eighteenth century, few people had applied themselves to the study of flight. helping verb: had main verb: applied
35 Flapping-wing machines had been studied by Leonardo da Vinci during the fifteenth century. helping verbs: had beenmain verb: studiedThree important aviation devices were being invented in Europe.helping verbs: were beingmain verb: inventedThese early inventions might have been an inspiration to Leonardo.helping verbs: might havemain verb: been
36 Indentifying Verb Phrases State the complete verb phrase from each sentence below. Patty did not leave the airport until after four. verb phrase: did leave The airplane, like many other life-changing inventions throughout history, was not immediately recognized for its potential. verb phrase: was recognized
37 Prior to World War I, the airplane had occasionally been presented at county fairs. verb phrase: had been presentedDaredevil pilots would often draw large crowds and a few investors.verb phrase: would drawThe United States War Department had quickly expressed interest in the heavier-than-air craft.verb phrase: had expressed
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