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August 31 (83MW)

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August 31 (83MW)

  1. 1. August 31, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Register your i>clicker for the semester!!<br />
  3. 3. Turn in your syllabus agreement if you haven’t already done so<br />
  4. 4. Change in Office Hours<br />My office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays will change to 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. <br />Please make a note of this on your syllabus<br />
  5. 5. Verbs<br />
  6. 6. Verbs<br />The verb in a sentence expresses action or links the subject to the rest of sentence.<br />
  7. 7. Three types of verbs:<br />Action<br />Linking<br />Helping<br />
  8. 8. Action Verbs<br />In the following sentences, the verb expresses action. <br />Mary Louise drives the truck.<br />The dog ate my homework.<br />The musician played a great set of songs.<br /> <br />
  9. 9. Linking Verbs<br />In these next sentences, the verb links the subject to the rest of the sentence. The most common linking verbs are forms of the verb to be: am, are, is, was, were, be, been, being.<br />I am tall.<br />The children were hungry.<br />Miriam is ready to graduate.<br /> <br />
  10. 10. How to Test for a Linking Verb<br />Sally feels bad.<br />Find the verb of the sentence.<br />Replace the verb with a form of to be (is, are, am, was, were)<br />If the sentence makes sense, you have a linking verb; if it doesn’t, you have an action verb.<br />Sally feels the rough edges of the table.<br />Linking<br />is<br />is<br />Action<br />
  11. 11. Helping Verbs<br />Helping verbs include am, are, is, was, were, be, have, has, had, do, does, did, may, might, must, can, could, shall, should, will, would. A helping verb is used with another verb form, the main verb, to form a phrase that acts as the verb of the sentence. If you have a helping verb, you must have an action verb with it.<br />Moira was helping her brother change the tire.<br />Cho had studied all night.<br />You must register before the end of the month.<br />
  12. 12. Compound Verbs<br />Sometimes a sentence has more than one verb. A verb with more than one part is called a compound verb.<br />Alfred Hitchcock frightened and thrilled moviegoers.<br />The children sat and waited for their parents to get them.<br />I can use your help and would be grateful for it.<br /> <br />
  13. 13. Activity 5: subjects andVerbs in sentences<br />When you are finished with the activity press any button on your i>Clicker!<br />
  14. 14. Activity 5: Identify Subjects and Verbs in Sentences<br />In each of the following sentences, box the subject(s), underline the verb(s) and identify what kinds of verbs they are above. <br />A=Action Verb<br />L=Linking Verb<br />H=Helping Verb<br />My friend and I sing every week at a retirement home.<br />Currently, we are the only visitors who sing.<br />We have enjoyed the visits immensely.<br />A doctor arranged our visits last year.<br />We accepted her offer immediately.<br />A<br />L<br />H<br />A<br />A<br />A<br />
  15. 15. Activity 5: Identify Subjects and Verbs in Sentences<br />In each of the following sentences, box the subject(s), underline the verb(s) and identify what kinds of verbs they are above. <br />A=Action Verb<br />L=Linking Verb<br />H=Helping Verb<br />The residents and employees enjoy our weekly visits.<br />The residents have asked us to come more often.<br />A new piano arrived last month.<br />It has improved our performance.<br />The audience requests different songs for every concert.<br />A<br />A<br />H<br />A<br />H<br />A<br />A<br />
  16. 16. Verb Pretenders<br />
  17. 17. Verb Pretenders<br />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.<br />cookingto cook<br />working to work<br />studying to study<br />
  18. 18. Verb + -ing<br />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.<br />I took a picture of the man swimming in the fountain.<br />(Swimming describes the man.) <br />
  19. 19. Verb + -ing<br />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.<br />Working hard, we completed the job in a day.<br />(Working describes the subject of the sentence, we.)<br />
  20. 20. Verb + -ing<br />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.<br />The barking dogs kept me awake at night.<br />(Barking describes the dogs.)<br />
  21. 21. Activity 6: Identify –ingVerbs<br />Decide if the word ending in –ingis part of the verb or if it is a modifier. You will have twenty seconds to enter your answer for each sentence.<br />
  22. 22. 1. Claudia is driving across the United States.<br />Part of the verb<br />Modifier<br />
  23. 23. 2. Joanne sent her father a singing telegram for his birthday.<br />Part of the verb<br />Modifier<br />
  24. 24. 3. That diving board is too slippery. <br />Part of the verb<br />Modifier<br />
  25. 25. 4. I was diving into the waves when I scraped my knee. <br />Part of the verb<br />Modifier<br />
  26. 26. 5. The biscuit recipe requires a tablespoon of baking powder.<br />Part of the verb<br />Modifier<br />
  27. 27. 6. Stamping on the accelerator, William made his tires screech.<br />Part of the verb<br />Modifier<br />
  28. 28. 7. Susan is leaving on vacation the day after tomorrow.<br />Part of the verb<br />Modifier<br />
  29. 29. 8. Brent went to the mall for a new pair of running shoes.<br />Part of the verb<br />Modifier<br />
  30. 30. 9. Because of her back problems, Kata felt better sleeping on the floor. <br />Part of the verb<br />Modifier<br />
  31. 31. 10. Jumping up and down, the children showed their excitement.<br />Part of the verb<br />Modifier<br />
  32. 32. To + Verb<br />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.<br />I can’t wait to open my gifts.<br />(Because to comes in front of open, open does not act as a verb. Instead, to open modifies wait.)<br />I always open my gifts before my birthday.<br />(Here open acts as a verb).<br />
  33. 33. To + Verb<br />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.<br />Susan has a plan to buy apples.<br />(Because to comes in front of buy, buy does not act as a verb. Instead, to buy modifies plan.)<br />Susan buys apples from the farm.<br />(Here buys acts as a verb.)<br />
  34. 34. To + Verb<br />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.<br />My goal is to study medicine.<br />(Because to comes in front of study, study does not act as a verb. Instead, to study acts as a noun.)<br />Many Americans study medicine overseas.<br />(Here study acts as a verb.)<br />
  35. 35. HOW TO FIND THE VERB IN A SENTENCE<br />Locate the word or words that express the action or link the subject to the rest of the sentence.<br />Check that the word is not a verb pretender.<br />When a verb + -ing combination appears in a sentence without a helping verb, it’s a verb pretender.<br />When a to + verb combination appears, it’s a verb pretender.<br />
  36. 36. Activity 7: Find Subjects and Verbs<br />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. <br />A=Action Verb<br />L=Linking Verb<br />H=Helping Verb <br />Kim agreed to have the meeting at her house.<br />While taping the playoffs, Hugo watched a documentary.<br />Stepping carefully, Nizar tried to avoid the wet paint.<br />The hikers reached their campground by sunset.<br />Mosquitoes were annoying the sunbathers.<br />A<br />A<br />A<br />A<br />A<br />H<br />
  37. 37. Activity 7: Find Subjects and Verbs<br />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. <br />A=Action Verb<br />L=Linking Verb<br />H=Helping Verb <br />Adam washed his hands before kneading the bread dough.<br />The people on the street hoped to glimpse the famous actress.<br />Opening the newspaper, Maya began to read the classified ads.<br />After work, Tim and Linda lack the energy to cook dinner.<br />Slipping the diamond ring on Leticia’s finger, Nahum asked her to marry him.<br />A<br />A<br />A<br />A<br />A<br />
  38. 38. Vegas Grammar Review Game<br />I will place you in groups<br />Each group will receive $200 in grammar money<br />You wager on each sentence before you see it<br />Always a $10 minimum<br />$50 maximum through sentence 5<br />$100 maximum through sentence 10<br />$200 maximum through sentence 15<br />No maximum wager through sentence 20<br />After I reveal the sentence, you have one minute to write the prepositional phrases, circle the prepositions, and choose the correct subject with the i>Clicker.<br />If you have the answer correct, I will check your work. If you have all of the prepositions and phrases correct as well, you win your wager. If you answer incorrectly, I take your money.<br />The group with the most money after sentence 20 wins three extra credit points.<br />
  39. 39. Example<br />
  40. 40. Bob from accounting told me a secret.<br />Bob<br />Accounting <br />Me <br />Secret<br />Both A and B<br />
  41. 41. 1. During his biology lab, Tommy danced on the table.<br />Biology<br />Lab<br />Tommy<br />Table<br />Both A and C<br />
  42. 42. 2. Joe, Molly, and John went to the horse races.<br />Joe<br />Molly<br />John<br />Horse races<br />A, B, and C<br />
  43. 43. 3. Each of us planned the surprise party.<br />Each<br />Us<br />Surprise <br />Party<br />A and B<br />
  44. 44. 4. Australia is a large country. <br />Australia<br />Is<br />Large <br />Country<br />Both C and D<br />
  45. 45. 5. Most people in Australia speak English.<br />Most <br />People<br />Australia<br />English<br />Both A and B<br />
  46. 46. 6. The veteran of four spaceflights left NASA in 1993.<br />Veteran<br />Four<br />Spaceflights<br />NASA<br />Both B and C<br />
  47. 47. 7. One of the biographies is about Guy Bluford.<br />One<br />Biographies <br />Guy<br />Bluford<br />Both C and D<br />
  48. 48. 8. Sally and John have taught art at every school in town.<br />Sally<br />John<br />Art <br />School<br />Both A and B<br />
  49. 49. 9. The old bathroom tiles with the fuzzy, green mold need to be replaced.<br />Tiles<br />Fuzzy<br />Green<br />Mold<br />B, C, and D<br />
  50. 50. 10. Natalie hates driving in stormy weather.<br />Natalie<br />Driving<br />Stormy<br />Weather<br />Both C and D<br />
  51. 51. 11. The dishes in the kitchen sink are dirty.<br />Dishes<br />Kitchen<br />Sink<br />Dirty<br />Both B and C<br />
  52. 52. 12. Neither of these boys wants a piece of pineapple pizza.<br />Neither<br />Boys<br />Piece<br />Pizza<br />Both A and B<br />
  53. 53. 13. In 1777, the government of the United States approved the first official flag.<br /> 1777<br />Government <br />United States<br />Flag<br />Both B and C<br />
  54. 54. 14. The number of stars on the flag equals the number of states.<br />Number<br />Stars<br />Flag<br />States<br />Both B and C<br />
  55. 55. 15. On a rainy August morning in 1983, he made history.<br />Morning<br />1983<br />He<br />History<br />Both A and B<br />
  56. 56. 16. Two of his main qualifications were his experiences as a pilot and an aerospace engineer.<br />Two<br />Qualifications<br />Pilot<br />Aerospace engineer<br />Both C and D<br />
  57. 57. 17. At the beginning of the presentation, the moderator introduced the speaker.<br />Beginning<br />Presentation<br />Moderator<br />Speaker<br />Both A and B<br />
  58. 58. 18. Ron's bathroom is a disaster.<br />Ron’s<br />Bathroom<br />Is<br />Disaster<br />Both C and D<br />
  59. 59. 19. One of my favorite poems from Robert Frost is “The Road Not Taken.”<br />One<br />Favorite<br />Poems<br />Robert Frost<br />“The Road Not Taken”<br />
  60. 60. 20. In the middle of the jungle under a dense web of vines slept the baby gorilla.<br />Middle<br />Jungle<br />Web<br />Vines<br />Baby gorilla<br />
  61. 61. Journal Prompts<br />
  62. 62. Homework<br />Study for your quiz<br />Reading Journal #1<br />

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