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September 9

  1. 1. A. Yes, I have a clicker and it is registered B. Yes, I have a clicker, but no, it is not registered C. No, I do not have a clicker, but I will get one by tomorrow D. No, I do not have a clicker and I don’t know when I will get one E. Other (keep in mind you may need to explain yourself to me)
  2. 2. Feel free to leave when you are finished and come back at the designated time, but absolutely no talking in the classroom!
  3. 3. Verb pretenders look like verbs but do not act as verbs in sentences. The most common verb pretenders are verb + -ing and to + verb combinations. cooking to cook working to work studying to study
  4. 4. When an –ing verb appears in a sentence without a helping verb, it does not act as the verb of the sentence. Instead, it modifies, or describes, other words in the sentence. I took a picture of the man swimming in the fountain. (Swimming describes the man.)
  5. 5. When an –ing verb appears in a sentence without a helping verb, it does not act as the verb of the sentence. Instead, it modifies, or describes, other words in the sentence. Working hard, we completed the job in a day. (Working describes the subject of the sentence, we.)
  6. 6. When an –ing verb appears in a sentence without a helping verb, it does not act as the verb of the sentence. Instead, it modifies, or describes, other words in the sentence. The barking dogs kept me awake at night. (Barking describes the dogs.)
  7. 7. In the space provided, indicate whether the –ing verb in each of the following sentences acts as a modifier (describer) or as part of a verb.
  8. 8. A.Modifier B. Part of the verb
  9. 9. A.Modifier B. Part of the verb
  10. 10. A.Modifier B. Part of the verb
  11. 11. A.Modifier B. Part of the verb
  12. 12. A.Modifier B. Part of the verb
  13. 13. A.Modifier B. Part of the verb
  14. 14. A.Modifier B. Part of the verb
  15. 15. A.Modifier B. Part of the verb
  16. 16. A.Modifier B. Part of the verb
  17. 17. A.Modifier B. Part of the verb
  18. 18. The to + verb combination also looks like a verb but does not act as a verb in a sentence; instead, it acts as either a noun or a modifier (describer) that describes something. I can’t wait to open my gifts. (Because to comes in front of open, open does not act as a verb. Instead, to open modifies wait.) I always open my gifts before my birthday. (Here open acts as a verb).
  19. 19. The to + verb combination also looks like a verb but does not act as a verb in a sentence; instead, it acts as either a noun or a modifier (describer) that describes something. Susan has a plan to buy apples. (Because to comes in front of buy, buy does not act as a verb. Instead, to buy modifies plan.) Susan buys apples from the farm. (Here buys acts as a verb.)
  20. 20. The to + verb combination also looks like a verb but does not act as a verb in a sentence; instead, it acts as either a noun or a modifier (describer) that describes something. My goal is to study medicine. (Because to comes in front of study, study does not act as a verb. Instead, to study acts as a noun.) Many Americans study medicine overseas. (Here study acts as a verb.)
  21. 21.  Locate the word or words that express the action or link the subject to the rest of the sentence.  Check that the word is not a verb pretender.  When a verb + -ing combination appears in a sentence without a helping verb, it’s a verb pretender.  When a to + verb combination appears, it’s a verb pretender.
  22. 22. In each of the following sentences, box the subject(s), underline the verb(s) and identify what kinds of verbs they are above. Do not confuse verbs and verb pretenders.  A=Action Verb  L=Linking Verb  H=Helping Verb 1. Kim agreed to have the meeting at her house. 2. While taping the playoffs, Hugo watched a documentary. 3. Stepping carefully, Nizar tried to avoid the wet paint. 4. The hikers reached their campground by sunset. 5. Mosquitoes were annoying the sunbathers. A A A A AH
  23. 23. In each of the following sentences, box the subject(s), underline the verb(s) and identify what kinds of verbs they are above. Do not confuse verbs and verb pretenders.  A=Action Verb  L=Linking Verb  H=Helping Verb 6. Adam washed his hands before kneading the bread dough. 7. The people on the street hoped to glimpse the famous actress. 8. Opening the newspaper, Maya began to read the classified ads. 9. After work, Tim and Linda lack the energy to cook dinner. 10. Slipping the diamond ring on Leticia’s finger, Nahum asked her to marry him. A A A A A
  24. 24.  Write short paragraph describing in detail your worst experience at a restaurant  Revise and write the paragraph about the same incident only this time write to a person who was with you  Revise and write about the same incident, but this time write to someone in the future you don’t know who could benefit from the story
  25. 25.  Who was the audience of your first paragraph?  Why does it matter?  Which paragraph was the most personal?  Which was the most impersonal?  Which paragraph has the most details?  Audience is one of the three most important aspects of writing.
  26. 26.  Go back and try to determine the purpose for each paragraph. What were you trying to do with your writing?  Purpose is the second of the three most important aspects of writing.  You must know for whom you are writing and why you are writing!  Topic!!
  27. 27.  Do you have any questions about Essay #1?  Your rough draft is due Wednesday  Remember, this draft is not a free write—you should draw from your free write to create it
  28. 28. A. Quiz B. Verb Pretenders C. Finding and labeling subjects and verbs D. Audience/Purpose exercise E. Open questions about Essay #1
  29. 29. A. Quiz B. Verb Pretenders C. Finding and labeling subjects and verbs D. Audience/Purpose exercise E. Open questions about Essay #1
  30. 30.  Turnitin assignment moved to Wednesday because the Internet was down at the lab  Essay #1 rough draft  Bring your highlighters  Remember to post to the discussion by Thursday and respond to at least two students by Sunday
  31. 31. Meet in Computer Commons A after the break. There will be a sign-in sheet and I will remove it when the break is over.

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