Daily Grammar

Lesson 98

Parts of the Sentence - Subject/Verb

Sometimes a sentence can have two or more verbs called a compound verb. A compound verb is joined by either a co-ordinate conjunctionCo-ordinate conjunctions join words, phrases, or clauses of equal rank. The co-ordinate conjunctions are the following: and, but, or, nor, for, and yet.
Source: Lesson 76
or a correlative conjunctionCorrelative conjunctions join words, phrases, or clauses of equal rank. The correlative conjunctions are always in pairs. They are either-or, neither-nor, both-and, not only-but also, and whether-or.
Source: Lesson 80
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Example: The bell rang and rang.

Instructions: Find the subject, verb/verbs, and conjunctions in these sentences.

1. Carl listened carefully but heard nothing.

Carl listened carefully but heard nothing.

2. The car raced down the road and hit a tree.

The car raced down the road and hit a tree.

3. The audience stood and cheered the performance.

The audience stood and cheered the performance.

4. The men caught, cooked, and ate the fish.

The men caught, cooked, and ate the fish.

5. Sue either has done the job or will do it now.

Sue either has done the job or will do it now.

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