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Recall that a participle is a verb form that is used an adjective. A participial phrase is a participle with its modifers and complements used as an adjective.

1. Read the following sentence.
The cars passing by are filled with commuters.

Which of the following sentences is NOT true?

(1 point)
The sentence includes a present participle.
The participial phrase modifies the word commuters.
The participial phrase is essential. No commas are needed.
The participial phrase is passing by.

2. Read the following sentence.
Family names derived from people's surroundings were common in the Middle Ages.

Which of the following sentences is NOT true?

(1 point)
The sentence includes a past participle.
The participial phrase modifies the words Middle Ages.
The participial phrase is essential. No commas are needed.
The participial phrase is derived from people's surroundings.

3. Read the following sentence.
Names based on people's hometowns were common, too.

Which of the following sentences is NOT true?

(1 point)
The sentence includes a past participle.
The participial phrase modifies the word Names.
The participial phrase is non-essential. Additional commas are needed.
The participial phrase is based on people's hometown.
Identify the participial phrase in the sentence below:

4. Read the following sentence.
A shop identified by a bell or a star could give a name to its owner.

Which of the following sentences is NOT true?

(1 point)
The sentence includes a present participle.
The participial phrase modifies the word A shop.
The participial phrase is essential. No additional commas are needed.
The participial phrase is identified by a bell or a star.
Identify the gerund phrase in the sentence below.

5. Making coffee may not be as easy as you think. (1 point)
as easy
Making coffee
may not be
as you think

The following sentence contains an incorrect modifier. Identify whether it is a dangling modifier or a misplaced modifier.

6. We saw three fires flying over the forest. (1 point)
misplaced
dangling

Identify the underlined portions in the following sentences as either independent or subordinate clauses.

7. Many people use bamboo screens that roll up and down. (1 point)
subordinate
independent

8. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant that we know. (1 point)
subordinate
independent

My answers:
1.a
2.d
3.c
4.a
5.b
6.a
7.a
8.b

  • english -

    3, 4, and 5 are correct. 1, 2, and 6 are wrong.

    I don't know what the underlined portions are in 7 and 8.

  • english -

    Ms. Sue, 6 is right.

  • english -

    What is 1----2-----6

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