Literary Analysis and Composition

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10. Identify how each gerund or gerund phrase is used in the sentence.

All units will remain here for processing. (Points: 3)
subject

direct object

predicate nominative

X object of a preposition



11. Identify how each gerund or gerund phrase is used in the sentence.

Becoming a doctor takes many years of study.
(Points: 3)
subject

direct object

X predicate nominative

object of a preposition



12. Identify how each gerund or gerund phrase is used in the sentence.

The young actor�s purpose is playing her role convincingly.
(Points: 3)
predicate nominative
X object of a preposition
subject
direct object


13. Identify the infinitive or infinitive phrase.

Are you ready to jog? (Points: 3)
to jog

14. Write both the infinitive and the last word of the infinitive phrase.

My family is able to take a short vacation.

to vacation

(Points: 3)


15. Write both the infinitive and the last word of the infinitive phrase.

To buy a newspaper, drop the coins into the slot.

to newspaper
(Points: 3)


16. Identify how each infinitive or infinitive phrase is used in the sentence.

To make a long story short, skip the part about the frog in the laundry. (Points: 3)
noun as subject

noun as direct object

X adjective

adverb



17. Identify how each infinitive or infinitive phrase is used in the sentence.

The case to review is on the lawyer�s desk.
(Points: 3)
noun as subject
X noun as predicate nominative
adverb
adjective


18. Identify how each infinitive or infinitive phrase is used in the sentence.

To play in the band is my dream. (Points: 3)
noun as subject

noun as predicate nominative

X adjective

adverb



19. Identify the choice that best describes the underlined word(s).

If you want to do a fun dance, consider learning the polka.
(Points: 3)
participial phrase
gerund phrase
X infinitive phrase
none of the above


20. Identify the choice that best describes the underlined word(s).

Appearing around 1830, the polka originated in Bohemia.
(Points: 3)
x gerund phrase
participial phrase
infinitive phrase
none of the above


21. Identify the choice that best describes the underlined word(s).

Dancing up a storm is a good way to get exercise.
(Points: 3)
participial phrase
gerund phrase
infinitive phrase
x none of the above


22. Identify the choice that best describes the underlined word(s).

Having a good partner makes the polka even more fun.
(Points: 3)
x participial phrase

gerund phrase

infinitive phrase

none of the above



23. Which sentence contains a misplaced or dangling modifier? (Points: 3)
Suddenly, the toy animal sitting on the shelf fell over.
Contentedly, we watched the sun set and thought back on a wonderful day.
To speed the process, have correct change ready.
x Creaking loudly on dented wheels, the little girl seemed quite proud to be pushing the cart through the grocery store.


24. Which sentence contains a misplaced or dangling modifier? (Points: 3)
Finished with our lunch, the thought of dessert did not enter our minds.

To exit the program, simply press the escape key.

Maintaining a steady speed, the fan now worked perfectly.

x Long, slender trees ranging from 20 to 30 feet stretched to the skies.



25. Which sentence contains a misplaced or dangling modifier? (Points: 3)
Some people might not like a quiet life with few surprising events.
Learning to cook is well worth the time spent.
To work in a library, you must pass a training course.
x Tired of waiting for someone to come to the door, I saw the cat lie down and go to sleep.

  • Literary Analysis and Composition -

    These sentences are correct:
    10, 13, 14, 15, 23, 25

    You didn't indicate any underlined words in 19, 20, 21, 22

    The others are wrong.

    These sites will give you a good review of the parts of speech and parts of a sentence.

    http://facweb.furman.edu/~moakes/Powerwrite/partspeech.htm

    http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/prepositions-list.htm

  • Literary Analysis and Composition -

    10. Yes

    11. No

    12. No

    13. Yes

    14. Partly correct

    15. Partly correct

    16. No

    17. No

    18. No

    19-22 Which are the underlined words?

    23. Yes

    24. No

    25. Yes

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