Working on the grammar archives.
Day One: The Preposition Tree
#2 Let’s agree on a key for marking up our grammar pages.
Try it out.
#3 Adjectival phrases – a prepositional phrase that modifies a noun or pronoun.
The boy [on stage] was about to sing.
Our salad [with cucumbers and lettuce] tasted delicious.
Check out the 1 minute video on the PowToon page for adjectival phrases.
#4 Adverbial Phrases – a prepositional phrase that modifies a verb, an adjective, or an adverb.
Guiding Questions: How? When? Where? Why? To what extent? Under what condition?[On Tuesday,] AP students will take a grammar test.
We will travel [to NYC] [by bus].
Gerunds are verbal phrases that end in “ing” and function as nouns. They have five forms:
- Subject: ing + main verb
- Direct Object: subject + main verb = “ing” (answers who/what receives action of verb)
- Indirect Object: begin with direct object, then ask “to whom?” or “for whom?” = “ing”
- Object of Preposition: Preposition + “ing”
- Predicate Nominative: Linking verb + “ing”
A gerund in the subject form must conjugate verbs.
Flirting with Nelson can be dangerous.
Boxing is my favorite sport.
# 6 Basic Grammar Review – Transitive and Intransitive Verbs
Check out the Flipped page for the PowToon videos.
#7 Direct Object Gerunds
Subject (S) + Main Verb (MV) + (ing)
Who or what receives the action of the main verb?
Thomas enjoys hitting baseballs.
Madelyn’s hobbies include texting and dancing.
#8 Gerund as Object of Preposition
Preposition + “ing” verb (gerund)
Ex. By examining, in preparing, after using, for being
In preparing for the exam, my head exploded.
Monica thanked Sierra for sending a card.
#9 Predicate Nominative Gerund
# 10 Linking Verbs vs. Helping Verbs
#11 Participial Phrases
#12 Infinitive Phrases