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Homework Help: English

Posted by Travis on Thursday, July 6, 2006 at 5:00pm.

Which of the following sentences has a compound predicate?
A. She raced along the path to beat him to the beach.
B. While he swam, she collected shells.
C. She washed the shells and dried them in the sun.
D. She placed the shells in a plastic bag while he dried himself off.


Which of the following sentences has a dangling modifier?
A. When the storm began to abate, we went home.
B. By the light of the moon, I tripped over a rock. <(My answer)<
C. The dog that is man's best friend is cat's worst enemy.
D. On the way to the bank, the interest rates went down.


A clause from sentence (i) has been turned into a(n) _____ in sentence (ii)
(i)Since she knew what the lecture was about, she didn't attend the meeting.
(ii)Knowing what the lecture was about, she didn't attend the meeting.
A. compound predicate
B. relative pronoun
C. infinitive
D. phrase


Thanks in advance!


Which of the following sentences has a compound predicate?
A. She raced along the path to beat him to the beach.
B. While he swam, she collected shells.
C. She washed the shells and dried them in the sun.
D. She placed the shells in a plastic bag while he dried himself off.
A compound predicate has two or more verbs joined by "and, or, but." Which one of the above sentences fits that description?


Which of the following sentences has a dangling modifier?
A. When the storm began to abate, we went home.
B. By the light of the moon, I tripped over a rock. <(My answer)<
C. The dog that is man's best friend is cat's worst enemy.
D. On the way to the bank, the interest rates went down.
The sentence you chose is awkwardly worded, but the modifing subordinate clause describes the verb, "tripped." However, the last sentence implies that the interest rates were going to the bank. The sentence should be "While I was on the way to the bank . . ."

A clause from sentence (i) has been turned into a(n) _____ in sentence (ii)
(i)Since she knew what the lecture was about, she didn't attend the meeting.
(ii)Knowing what the lecture was about, she didn't attend the meeting.
A. compound predicate
B. relative pronoun
C. infinitive
D. phrase
Look at the introductory words in each sentence. In sentence i, the introductory words have a subject and verb. In sentence ii, the introductory words don't contain a subject and verb. What is a group of words without a subject and verb?

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