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1 Fundamentals of Grammar May 5, 2014 LAST CLASS!

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4 a)Police dogs are used for finding lost children, tracking criminals, and detecting bombs and illegal drugs. b)Hannah told her rock-climbing partner of her newly purchased harness and her desire to climb Otter Cliffs. c)It is more difficult to sustain an exercise program than to start one. d)Correct e)Jan wanted to drive to the wine country or at least to Sausalito. EXERCISE 9-1

5 1.Camp activities include fishing trips, dance lessons, and computer games. 2.Arriving at Lake Powell in a thunderstorm, the campers found it safer to remain in their cars than to set up their tents. 3.The streets were not only too steep but also too narrow for anything other than pedestrian traffic. 4.More digital artists in the show are from the South Shore than from the North Shore.

6 EXERCISE To load her toolbox, Anika the Clown gathered hats of different sizes, acquired two tubes of paint, arranged a bundle of extra-long straws, and added a bag of colored balloons and a battery-powered hair dryer. 5. To load her toolbox, Anika the Clown gathered hats of different sizes, two tubes of paint, a bundle of extra-long straws, a bag of colored balloons, and a battery-powered hair dryer.

7 Exercise 10-1 a)A grapefruit or an orange is a good source of vitamin C. b)The women entering VMI can expect haircuts as short as those of the male cadets. c)Looking out the family room window, Sarah saw that her favorite tree, which she had climbed as a child, was gone. d)The graphic designers are interested in and knowledgeable about producing posters…

8 Exercise 10-1 e) The Great Barrier Reef is larger than any coral reef in the sea. 1. Very few black doctors were allowed to serve in the Civil War, and they had to be better qualified than white doctors. 2. Rachel is interested in and committed to working at a school in Ecuador next semester. 3. Vassily likes mathematics more than he likes his teacher/more than his teacher does.

9 Exercise The inspection team saw that many historic buildings had been damaged by the earthquake. 5. Lila knows seven languages, but she found English harder to learn than any other language.

10 Remember… Add the word “that” if there is any danger of misreading without it, i.e. the word following the verb would appear to be the direct object. Ex. When she returned to her childhood home, Emily saw the trees she climbed as a child had been chopped down. When she returned to her childhood home, Emily saw that the trees she climbed as a child had been chopped down.

11 Comparisons Add words to make comparisons logical and complete. The Gap’s spring prints are better than Zara. The Gap’s spring prints are better than Zara’s. I like Gap more than Zara. I like Gap more than I like Zara (the store). I like Gap more than Zara (my friend) does.

12 Student-Led Review Session 1.If you haven’t already prepared questions, take 7 minutes to review your notes, homework, and midterms and identify areas for focused review. 2.Make a list of three to five questions that you want to address. 3.Enter Break-out Room with partner, clarify your questions and discuss an answer to present to the class. 4.Partners will present three questions and three answers to the class after twenty five minutes of partner work. If you can address more questions in that time, by all means, DO!

13 Final Review 1.Review—with close attention—both Midterm I and Midterm II. 2.Use the a group thread this week to ask questions of each other. 3.Visit Grammar Bytes for simple explanations. 4. me with specific questions. This is listed last for a reason: you have many resources at your fingertips, so please use them. If, after studying and asking your peers, you are still struggling, I would be happy to address individual issues.

14 Items for Review Parts of Speech Prepositional Phrases and their uses: adverb/adj Subject-verb Agreement Modifiers, mixed & dangling Participials, Gerunds, Infinitives Active/Passive Parallel Construction Comparative/Superlative Run-ons Fragments Colons Semicolons Commas Apostrophes Commonly Confused Words/Phrases Possessive Linking/Trans/Intrans


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