EXERCISE 1 Underline the subjects once and the verbs twice in each of the following sentences. Then indicate if the sentences are correct (C) or incorrect (I).
I 1. My best friend always helpful with problems.
C 2. The bus schedule has changed since last week.
I 3. Accidentally dropped the glass on the floor.
C 4. The customer paying the clerk for the clothes.
C 5. The professor handed the syllabus to the students.
I 6. Each day practiced the piano for hours.
C 7. The basketball player tossed the ball into the hoop.
I 8. The new student in the class very talkative and friendly.
C 9. Walking with the children to school.
C 10. The whales headed south for the winter.
EXERCISE 2 Each of the following sentences contains one or more prepositional phrases. Underline the subjects once and the verbs twice. Circle the prepositional phrases that come before the verb. Then indicate if the sentences are correct (C) or incorrect (I).
C 1. The name of baby in the crib is Jack.
I 2. By the next meeting of the class need to turn in the papers
I 3. The directions to the exercise on page twenty unclear.
C 4. Because of the heavy rain troughout the night the walkways are muddy.
I 5. During the week eat lunch in the school cafetaria.
I 6. In the morning after the concert was tired.
C 7. In the summer the trip to the montains is our favorite trip.
I 8. In a box on the top shelf of the cabine in the hallway of the house.
I 9. With her purse in her hand ran through the door.
C 10. At 1:00 in the morning the alrm clock on the table beside the bed rang.
EXERCISE 3 Underline the subjects once and the verbs twice. Circle the prepositional phrases that come before the verb. Then indicate if the sentences are correct (C) or incorrect (I).
I 1. During the meeting in the office discussed the schedule.
I 2. The doctor gave the patient a prescription.
I 3. The tall evergreen trees along the road.
C 4. The watch in the jewelry box needs a new battery.
I 5. Pleasantly greets everyone in all the offices every morning.
I 6. In the office of the building across the street from the park on the corner.
C 7. The dishes in the sink really need to be washed as soon as possible.
I 8. In a moment of worry about the problem with the cash in the account.
C 9. The plane from New York circling the airport.
C 10. On a regular basis the plants in the boxes under the window in the kitchen
are watered and fed.
EXERCISE 4 Choose the letter of the word group of the word that best completes the sentence.
- Mark Twain called the years after the Civil War the “Gilded Age”.
- Early horses had toes instead of hooves on their feet.
- Tundra plants grow close to the ground in the short Arctic summer.
- In 1867 the United States purchased of Alaska from the Russians for $7.2 million.
- Between 1725 and 1750, New England witnessed an increase in the specialization of occupations.
- The large carotid artery carrying blood to the main parts of the brain.
- Marconi developed radio as the first practical system of wireless telegraphy.
- In 1975, the first successful space probe to Venus was beginning to send information back to Earth.
- The two biggest resort in Arkansas are Hot Springs and Eurika Springs.
- NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center was the control center for the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo space flights.
EXERCISE 5 Each of the following sentences countains one more present participles. Underline the subject once and the verbs twice. Circle the present participles and label them as adjectives or verbs. Then indicate if the sentences are correct (C) or incorrect (I).
C 1. The crying baby needs to be picked up.
I 2. The clothes are lying on the floor should go into the washing machine.
C 3. The waitress bringing the steaming soup to the waiting diners.
C 4. Most of the striking workers are walking the picket line.
C 5. For her birthday, the child is getting a talking doll.
C 6. The setting sun creating a rainbow of colors in the sky.
I 7. The ship is sailing to Mexico is leaving tonight.
C 8. The letters needing immediate answer are on the desk.
I 9. The boring class just ending a few minutes ago.
C 10. The last -moving clouds are bringing freezing rain to the area.
EXERCISE 6 Each of the following sentences countains one more present participles. Underline the subject once and the verbs twice. Circle the present participles and label them as adjectives or verbs. Then indicate if the sentences are correct (C) or incorrect (I).
I 1. The food is served in this restaurant is delicious.
C 2. The plane landed on the deserted runway.
I 3. The unexpected guests arrived just at dinnertime.
I 4. The courses are listed in the catalogue are required courses.
C 5. The teacher found the lost exam.
I 6. The small apartment very crowded and disorganized.
I 7. The photographs developed yesterday showed Sam and his friends.
C 8. The locked drawer contained the onworn jewels.
I 9. The tree was blown over in the storm was cut into logs.
C 10. The students registered in this course are listed on thet sheet of paper.
EXERCISE 7 Each of the following sentences countains one more present participles. Underline the subject once and the verbs twice. Circle the present participles and label them as adjectives or verbs. Then indicate if the sentences are correct (C) or incorrect (I).
C 1. Our hosts are serving drinks on the tiled patio.
C 2. The tired woman taking a much-needed nap.
C 3. The letters were sent on Monday arrived on Wednesday.
C 4. The winners deserved the big prize.
I 5. The plants are growing in the garden need a lot of water.
I 6. The shining stars lit up the darkned sky.
I 7. The driver rapidly increased the speed of the racing car.
C 8. The excited children trying to build a snowman in the falling snow.
I 9. The student are completing the course will graduate in June.
C 10. The dissatisfied customer is returning the broken toaster to the store.
EXERCISE 8 Choose the letter of the word or group of word that best completes the sentence.
- The first plants flowers appeared dusring the last periode of the dinosaurs’ reign.
- The earliest medicines were obtained from plants of various sorts.
- Simple sails were made from canvas stretched over a frame.
- Pluto’s moon Charon is moving in a slightly elliptical path arround the planet.
- Techniques of breath control form an essential part of any training program to improve the voice.
- Robert E.Lee surrendered the Confederate Army to General Grant in 1865 at the Appomattox Courthouse.
- The pituitary gland found below the brain releases hormones to control other glands.
- At around two years of age, many children regularly produce sentences containing three or four words.
- Multinasional companies are finding it increasingly important to employ internationally acceptable brand names.
- The cornea is located under the conjunctiva on the exposed part of the eye.
EXERCISE 9 Choose the letter of the word or group of word that best completes the sentence.
- The Polynesians arrived first settled the Hawaiian Islands between A.D. 300 and 750.
- In 1066, a bright comet was appearing in the sky attracted much attention.
- In some daguerreotype cameras, the object’s view throught a hole in the back of the box.
- In the Stone Age, stone tools were polised with other rock materials.
- The first steamship to cross the Atlantic was the Savannah, in 1819.
- The Earth’s plates meet each other at cracks in the Earth called faults.
- The first plant-like organisms probably lived in the sea, perhaps three billion years ago.
- In male pattern baldness, heredity has strongly influences the degree of hair loss.
- In Watch the Skies, Curtis Peebles makes a fascinating attempt to explain America’s belief in flying saucers.
- The irregular coastline of Massachuseus is a succesion of bays and inlets, with the hook of the Cape Cod peninsula in the southeast.
EXERCISE 10 Each of the following sentences contains more that one clause. Underline the subject once and the verbs twice. Circle the connector. Then indicate if the sentences are correct (C) or incorrect (I).
C 1. The lawn needs water every day, or it will turn brown.
I 2. The book was not long, but it difficult to read.
I 3. It was raining, so decided not to go camping.
C 4. The material has been cut, and the pieces have been sewn together
I 5. The patient took all the medicine, he did not feel much better.
I 6. The bill must be paid immediately, or the electricity will turned off.
C 7. The furnace broke so the house got quite cold.
C 8. The dress did not cost too much, but the quality it seemed excellent.
C 9. The leaves kept falling off the trees, and the boys kept raking them up, but
the yard was still covered.
C 10. The postman has already delivered the mail, so the letters is not going to
arrive today, it probably will arrive tomorrow.
EXERCISE 11 Each of the following sentences contains more than one clause. Underline the subject once and the verb twice. Circle the connectors. Then indicate if the sentences are correct (C) or incorrect (I).
C 1. After the plane circled the airport, it landed on the main runway.
I 2. The registration process took many hours since the lines so long.
I 3. The type of medicine can be helpful, it can also have some bad side effects.
C 4. The waves were amazingly high when the storm hot the coastal town.
I 5. We need to get a new car whether is on sale or not.
C 6. Just as the bread came out of the oven, while a wonderful aroma filled the
C 7. Everyone has spent time unpacking boxes since the family moved into the
I 8. Altough the area is a desert many plants bloom there in the springtime.
I 9. The drivers in the freeway drove slowly and carefully while the rain was
falling heavily because they did not want to have an accident.
I 10. If you plan carefully before you take a trip, will have a much better time
because the small details will not cause problems.
EXERCISE 12 Each of the following sentences contains more than one clause. Underline the subject once and the verb twice. Circle the connectors. Then indicate if the sentences are correct (C) or incorrect (I).
C 1. The lawyer presented a strong case, but the client was still found guilty.
C 2. After the children read some stories before they went to bed.
I 3. The report needed to be completed, the workers stayed late every night for a
C 4. If you do not turn on the light, you will trip in the dark.
C 5. A thick fog came rolling in, so planes unable to land.
C 6. All of the shoes are on sale until the current stock is gone.
C 7. The ship leaving the dock even thougt some passengers were not on board.
C 8. The outline must be turned in to the teacher a week before the paper is due,
and must approve it.
I 9. Because the food was cold when it was served the diners sent it back to the
C 10. You should slow down while you are driving, or the police will pull your