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By Arthur Whimbey, Myra J. Linden

This textbook is designed to augment the pondering and writing abilities that scholars desire for either educational and occupational good fortune. It is helping to organize scholars for the verbal parts of the SAT, PSAT, ACT, GED, and GRE and provides the right way to go writing checks frequently required for promotion/graduation and on-the- task writing assignments.

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Subject modifiers describe or modify the subject. They should not be included when you identify the subject. 9. Verb modifiers describe or modify verbs. They are not considered part of the verb. 10. Sentences may contain multiple subjects and multiple verbs. 11. When a sentence is a command (or a request worded as a polite command), the pronoun you is understood as the subject. You is the only understood subject. 12. In some sentences the verb comes before the subject. 20 CHAPTER 1 Exercise 1A In the spaces provided, indicate whether the underlined word is a subject (write “S”), a helping verb (write “HV”), or a main verb (write “MV”).

Therefore, man is the subject. Remember, most sentences contain several nouns and pronouns, but not all nouns and pronouns are subjects. i EXAMPLE S MV The people from the house down the street often borrow our tools. This sentence contains four nouns, but only people is the subject. The other nouns in this sentence are different types of objects. The noun tools is called a direct object because it receives the action of the verb borrow. The nouns house and street are called objects of prepositions.

Homer scorched his armadillo-and-beet soup. 2. The television series Weeds has startled many people because of its attitude toward drugs. 3. Ulysses knew that it would be ten more years before he saw his wife, Penelope. 4. After much soul searching, the big-game hunter decided to join PETA. 5. The New York firemen gathered for a memorial at the church. 6. Should we be surprised that most house dust is made up of dead skin cells? 7. The film Doubt starred Philip Seymour Hoffman as a priest and Meryl Streep as a nun.

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