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Homework Help: lang arts

Posted by help on Friday, August 31, 2012 at 1:00pm.

1. Which sentence describes setting?

As much as it saddened her, the first thing Nan had to do was leave her beloved family home.

Marcy wanted to go to the dance, but Rob’s treatment of her that day gave her second thoughts.

Steve was fairly short, with glasses and dark hair that stayed messy no matter how much he combed it.

The wind howled around the house as my dog Monte and I sank deeper into my warm blankets.

2. What is the best way to correct the misplaced modifier in the sentence below?


In the classroom, Tom fed carrots to the class gerbil from a bag.

In the classroom, Tom fed carrots from a bag to the class gerbil.

In the classroom, Tom from a bag fed carrots to the class gerbil.

Tom fed carrots in the classroom to the class gerbil from a bag.

Tom fed carrots to the class gerbil from a bag in the classroom.

3. Use context clues to define the italicized word in the sentence below:

One example of ongoing Tibetan persecution is that the people were forbidden from practicing their religion.

habit of worshipping in private
constant cruel or harmful treatment
continual support and encouragement
lukewarm acknowledgment

4. Read the following sentences from “A Father’s Daring Trek”:

In 1951, Tibet lost its independence when Chinese troops invaded Lhasa, the Tibetan capital. The Chinese government claimed the region as part of its territory.

Based on the entire article, what part of the organizational pattern of informational articles is presented here?

attention-getting device
background
conclusion
details

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