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Identify the term that best describes the words/phrases in parentheses.

1. The teacher asked her pupils to (stay) put during the screening of the documentary.
linking verb
action verb

2. The committee judged the logo (the most appropriate symbol) for the association’s mission.
predicate nominative
objective complement
predicate adjective
direct object

3. Rashid’s speech was both an (analysis) and a (satire) of the school system today.
compound subject
compound verb
compound direct object
compound predicate nominative

4. (Most of the passengers) were issued new plane tickets for the same day.
simple subject
simple predicate
complete subject
complete predicate

5. (Transporting pollen) is the worker bees’ job.
prepositional phrase
appositive phrase
gerund phrase
infinitive phrase

6. Meteors, (known as shooting stars), may be seen on almost any clear night.
participial phrase
appositive phrase
gerund phrase
infinitive phrase

7. The microphone (that he used) had a cord attached to it.
independent clause
adverbial clause
adjectival clause
noun clause

8. (If you take a trip to Mount Vernon), you will be taken back two centuries into the past.
independent clause
adverbial clause
adjectival clause
noun clause

9. (My mother reported) that she had found a new apartment for us.
independent clause
adverbial clause
adjectival clause
noun clause

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  2. 1. linking verb?
    2. objective complement?
    3. compound predicate nominative?
    4. complete subject?
    5. gerund phrase?
    6. appositive phrase?
    7. noun clause?
    8. adverbial clause?
    9. independent clause?

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