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BLANK REVIEW PACKET

Grammar Review Packet:                                               NAME:_____________________

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
  • 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.

LV

PN

 


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.

 

EX:

 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. Use your DGP packet (day four notes) to help you.

 

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. Parts of Speech: In the space provided, tell whether the boldfaced word is a noun (N), pronoun (pron), verb (v), adjective (adj), adverb (adv),  or preposition (prep).

 

  1. Three large boulders stood at the edge of the cliff.                       __________
  2. Three large boulders stood at the edge of the cliff.                        __________
  3. Everyone will meet us at the basketball court.                                __________
  4. Everyone will meet us at the basketball court.                                __________
  5. That tall but young tree was planted by my father.                       __________
  6. That tall but young tree was planted by my father.                      __________
  7. That was an unusually heavy downpour.                                           __________
  8. That was an unusually heavy downpour.                                         __________
  9. A quarterback must think and move quickly.                                  __________
  10.  A quarterback must think and move quickly.                                __________
  11.  The melon is still too hard.                                                                      __________
  12.  The melon is still too hard.                                                                      __________
  13.  The melon is still too hard.                                                                      __________
  14.  A friend from Georgia sent me a pound of pecans.                      __________
  15.  A friend from Georgia sent me a pound of pecans.                     __________
  16. We should take some action immediately.                                       __________
  17.  We should take some action immediately.                                      __________
  18.  Vacation begins this week.                                                                   __________
  19.  The only animal with a straight backbone is the camel.             __________
  20.  The only animal with a straight backbone is the camel.              __________

 

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. Complete Subjects and Complete Predicates: Underline the complete subject once and the complete predicate twice.

 

  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.

 

I. Simple Subjects and Verb and verb phrases: Underline the simple subject once and the verb OR verb phrase twice.

 

  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.

 

J. Prepositional Phrases: Put parentheses around all of the prepositional phrases, label the phrase as adjective or adverb, and label the object of the preposition.

 

  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.