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Fill in the blank spaces with the proper forms of the verb “drive.”
(Deduct two and one-half per cent for each error.)
In these sentences supply some form of the verbs lie, lay; sit, set; learn, teach; rise, raise.
(Deduct three per cent for each error.)
the table. 25.
by your money for a "rainy day.” 26. Did you
the money? 27 Each one in favor of this motion
his right hand. 28. Do you think the river will
? 29. The teacher will
her subject so that she may
30. He could not
me anything in stock was not expected.
We have learned in the first lesson that sentences are classified with respect to use into declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences; that every sentence has a subject and a predicate, and that the simple subject and predicate may have modifiers. We have now to consider a further classification of sentences and the kinds of modifiers or elements.
KINDS OF MODIFIERS
Modifiers may be single words, phrases, or clauses; as, “A good man.” “A man of wealth.” “A man that is honest will succeed."
A phrase is a group of related words having the construction of a noun, an adjective or an adverb, but not expressing a complete thought. Phrases
Prepositional; as, "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."
The infinitive and participial phrases have already been described under the verb.
Prepositional phrases may be:
Clauses, like phrases, may have the construction of a noun, an adjective, or an adverb.
Noun clause; as, "How the accident occurred, is not known.” “They think that the club will disband soon.”
Adjective clause; as, “Our bachelor uncle, who lives with us, is a genial man.” "Blessed are they that dwell in thy ļouse."
Adverbial clause; as, “Flowers bloom when spring comes." "Go where glory waits thee."