English Compound Verbs
posted by Jane .
Could someone please check my answers? *Cross out any prepositional phrases. Underline the subject once and the verb/verb phrase twice. 1. The instructor stood among the students and chatted with them. (subject- instructor verb- stood, chatted prepositional phrase- among the students, with them) 2. Did the technician fix the television or tell Kurt to buy another? (subject- technician verb- fix prepositional phrase- to buy another) 3. Some children walked along the road and picked flowers. (subject- children verb- walked, picked prepositional phrase- along the road) 4. After supper, we cleared the table and rinsed our dishes. (subject- we verb- cleared, rinsed prepositional phrase- after supper) 5. Go inside the shed and get sponges and a pail for water, please. (subject- you verb- go, get prepositional phrase-inside the shed, for water) 6. My glass duck from Aunt Betty has fallen on the stairs and has broken into many pieces. (subject- duck verb- has fallen, broken prepositional phrase- from Aunt Betty, on the stairs, into many pieces) 7. Everyone but Jonah stood and cheered for the contestants. (subject- everyone verb- stood, cheered prepositional phrase- for the contestants)
2. Did the technician fix the television or tell Kurt to buy another? (subject- technician verb- fix prepositional phrase- to buy another
Verb: did fix. There is no prepositional phrase. "To buy another" is an infinitive phrase.
7. but Jonah is also a prepositional phrase.
Everything else is correct.
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