Simple Sentences: Sentence Parts, Verb Tense, and Verb Voice

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The predicate of a sentence is
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what is said about the subject or what the subject does.
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Read the paragraph. (1) After our trip, the skyscraper visit was unanimously voted as our favorite. (2) The museum was supposed to be the highlight of the trip. (3) But those works of art were completed a long time ago. (4) At the skyscraper, we watched them in action building their masterpiece. Which sentence in the paragraph is in the active voice?
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Sentence 4
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Read the sentence. Before taking any drastic measures, the writer decided to carefully review his novel to see if there was anything he could salvage. What is the complete predicate of the sentence?
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decided to carefully review his novel to see if there was anything he could salvage
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The part of the sentence that tells “who” or “what” the sentence is about is the ________.
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subject.
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Read the sentence. As part of my presentation, I read my class the final stanza of the poem and then performed a critique. Which word in the sentence functions as the indirect object?
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class
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Read the sentence. During these seemingly endless winter days, as we’re bombarded with frigid winds, I ________ for the arrival of balmy spring days. Which verb or verb phrase is in the correct tense to complete the sentence?
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yearn
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Read the sentence. During the scenic tour of the national park, the cascading waterfall was photographed repeatedly. This sentence is in the
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passive voice.
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Read the list of verbs. foretold, overtook, will inflict, will petition A writer would most likely use these verbs in an essay that includes
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the future and past tenses
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Read the paragraph. (1) Last week, our English class watched a hilarious movie based on a novel. (2) In it, a couple of incompetent thieves bungle their way through a heist. (3) After several escapades, a priceless painting is stolen by the thieves. (4) But then, the thieves make an impressive blunder and accidentally return it. Which sentence in the paragraph is in the passive voice?
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Sentence 3
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Read the sentence. Prior to receiving the acceptance letter that the college sent, Shazia worried that she would not be accepted. The simple predicate of this sentence is the word “_________.”
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worried.
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Read the sentence. The pirate who sailed his ship in the Atlantic Ocean pilfering from British naval ships and irritating the British navy. What is the best evaluation of the sentence?
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The sentence is incomplete because it lacks a complete predicate.
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Read the sentence. The forgery ________ so exquisite that it hung in the museum for the past two decades without discovery. Which verb or verb phrase is in the correct tense to complete the sentence?
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was
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Read the sentence. Before the main performance, the audience was entertained by a comedian. What is the best way to put the sentence in the active voice while still maintaining its meaning?
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Before the main performance, the comedian entertained the audience.
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Read the list of verbs. foretold, overtook, will inflict, will petition A writer would most likely use these verbs in an essay that includes
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the future and past tenses.
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The part of the sentence that tells “who” or “what” the sentence is about is the_________
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subject
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Read the sentence. Unfazed by the morning frenzy before school, dad gave us our lunches before we left. Which best describes the sentence?
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The sentence is built around the simple subject “dad” and simple predicate “gave.” It also contains both a direct object “lunches” and indirect object “us.”
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Which verbs would be appropriate to use in an essay that is written in the past tense? Check all that apply.
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arose beheld dealt misled misunderstood
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The hotel lobby_______with fans hoping for an autograph as soon as word spreads that the movie star is staying in the penthouse
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will flood
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Read the sentence. As part of my presentation, I read my class the final stanza of the poem and then performed a critique. Which word in the sentence functions as the indirect object?
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class

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