Daily Grammar

Quiz for Lessons 246 - 250

Parts of the Sentence - Compound Sentences

Instructions: Tell whether the words in quotation marks are independent clauses, dependent clauses, prepositional phrases, participial phrases, gerund phrases, or infinitive phrases.

1. Do not leave for help "until I signal you."

Do not leave for help "untilC IS signalV youDO."

  - dependent clause

2. "Here are the plants" that you wanted.

"HereS areV theAdj plantsPN that you wanted.

  - independent clause

3. I remained "staring at the damage" when help arrived.

I remained "staringVbl atPrep theAdj damageOoP" when  
help arrived.

  - participial phrase

4. "Having learned the outcome," I was at a loss "to know what to do."

"Having learnedVbl theAdj outcomeDO," I was at a  
loss "to knowVbl whatAdv  
to doVbl."

  - "Having learned the outcome" - participial phrase
  - "to know what to do" - infinitive phrase

5. The neighbors stared "at me" in unbelief.

The neighbors stared "atPrep meOoP" in unbelief.

  - prepositional phrase

Instructions: Combine the following sentences using the appropriate co-ordinate conjunctionsCo-ordinate conjunctions join words, phrases, or clauses of equal rank. They are the following: and, but, or, nor, for, and yet. (For and yet can only join clauses.)
Source: Lesson 201
, and, but, or, and nor.

6. I turned on my radio. There was no sound.

I turned on my radio, but there was no sound.

7. The storm had ended. The sun peeked out from the clouds.

The storm had ended, and the sun peeked out from the clouds.

8. I did not attend the meeting. John didn't either.

I did not attend the meeting, nor did John.

9. You must leave soon. You will be late for class.

You must leave soon, or you will be late for class.

10. A phrase has neither a verb nor a subject. The clause has both.

A phrase has neither a verb nor a subject, but the clause has both.

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