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LA 8H Grammar Review

Grammar Review Packet:                                              

Parts of Speech/Complements


A. For each sentence below:

  • underline the verb once
  • write AV (action verb) or LV (linking verb) above the verb
  • underline the subject or object complement twice
  • LV

    write PA (predicate adjective), PN (predicate noun), DO (direct object), or IO (indirect object) above the complement(s). There may be more than one complement in a sentence.  
  • Draw a line through all prepositional phrases.




EX: The star of the play was Eliza.                                                                                


  1. Samuel Wilson was only a boy in 1775.
  2. Nevertheless, he played an important role in the American Revolution.
  3. Immediately after Paul Revere’s ride through town, Sam told the people in each house the bad news.
  4. His father and brother were minutemen.
  5. Years later the government gave Sam the job of meat inspector.
  6. Uncle Sam became his nickname.
  7. Someone drew a picture of Sam.
  8. This picture eventually became a new symbol of the United States.
  9. “Uncle Sam” was famous overnight.
  10.  The workers in the meat plant were proud of their old friend with the white pointed beard.
  11.  All bulls are colorblind.
  12.  The class bought Mrs. Peterson a desk clock.
  13. I have seen that movie three times already.
  14.  Alaska has a desert with dunes over 100 feet high.
  15. Those redwood trees are so tall.
  16. Did you ride the bus to school?
  17.  Evan is the best artist in the class.
  18.  Are the dogs in the window of the pet store beagles?
  19.  Mom gave everyone some fruit for dessert.
  20. The party decorations were very colorful.

B. Diagram the sentences below. Use your DGP packet (day four notes) to help you.



 Kate has become a strong swimmer.






1. The trophies were small bronze statues.







2. Our house is very old.







3. The leather belt feels smooth.





4. The air in the evening suddenly felt very cold.








5. My neighbors are college students.








6. Christopher Columbus brought cattle to America on his second voyage.







7. The director gave the actors their scripts for the new play.









8. The United States once issued a five-cent bill.












Diagram the following sentences on your own.


9. My mother gave me a fork.






10. That sweater looks comfortable.






11. Willis is the captain of the soccer team.






12. Pure seawater is colorless.






13. Mom planted a birch tree in our front yard.






C. Underline the personal pronouns in the sentences below. Then, draw an arrow to the pronoun’s antecedent(s).


  1. Are Andrew and Emily visiting their cousin?
  2. Emma’s parents can’t see the play, for they will be out of town.
  3. No United States coin shows its denomination in numbers.
  4. Jonathan said that he won’t be taking the bus tomorrow.
  5. Fleas don’t have wings; they have powerful legs.

D. Subject Pronouns (L.N. p. 52): Underline the pronoun that completes each sentence correctly.


  1. Last night Fred and (I, me) studied at the library.
  2. The Riveras and (we, us) are going to the rally.
  3. Chuck and (she, her) are working together on their history projects.
  4. The Roys and (they, them) are having a barbecue.
  5. Brendan and (I, me) saddled the horses.


E. Object Pronouns (L.N. p. 55): Underline the pronoun that completes each sentence correctly.


  1. Grandpa told Pepe and (I, me) stories about his childhood.
  2. You should have called (we, us) for help at the science fair.
  3. The vegetable soup is for Tony and (he, him).
  4. The bill will be paid by the Morrisons and (we, us).
  5. Hard workers like (they, them) should be invited.


F. Pronoun Case: Underline the pronoun that completes each sentence correctly. To choose the correct pronoun case, be sure to determine if the pronoun is in the subject or predicate.


  1. Mom passed Ellie and (she, her) the scrambled eggs and toast.
  2. Haven’t Laurel and (he, him) arrived yet?
  3. Doug steered the rowboat toward Dad and (I, me).
  4. Was that (she, her) on the corner?
  5. (Their, They’re) car is for sale.
  6. Later Leila and (they, them) are going to a movie at the Circle Cinema.
  7. Joy and (we, us) went to the crafts fair.
  8. Both of my brothers worked hard on (his, their) math projects.
  9. Deborah saw Roy and (he, him) at the soccer game on Saturday.
  10.  The story was about my dog and (I, me)


G. Adjectives (p. 106) and Adverbs (p. 115): Underline all adjectives and adverbs. Write ADJ (adjective) or ADV (adverb) above each underlined word. You DO NOT have to underline articles.


  1. The happy cat purred softly.
  2. The British ship sailed past.
  3. The bright sun was quite hot.
  4. A cheetah can run very swiftly.
  5. Carrie finally bought two tickets.
  6. Unexpectedly, the baseball team won.
  7. Those young children are not playing noisily.


H. Prepositional Phrases (p. 130 L.N.): Put all prepositional phrases in parentheses. Next, label the phrase as adjective or adverb.


  1. A man at a Massachussets YMCA school had a wonderful idea.
  2. The origin of basketball’s name is an interesting story.
  3. The game’s name came from peach baskets that Naismith nailed to the wall.
  4. Twenty nations played basketball in the 1936 Olympics.
  5. Today basketball hoops are commonly found in schools and parks.