Friday, November 6, 2009

SENTENCE WEEK - Part 5

SURPRISE! TEST TIME!

Label each of the following sentences as simple, complex, compound or compound-complex. List a reason for each choice.

1. The horse ran the race in record time.

2. I raised the window, and a bat flew into the room.

3. He arrived home early and went directly to his room.

4. I worked during the holidays because I needed the money.

5. The man who sent you is my friend.

6. He asked why you were absent, and I replied that I did not know.

7. I know that you have given me good advice and I promise that I will not disappoint you.

8. A wise man is one who never tells all that he knows.

9. Great dykes hold back the water in Holland.

10. I did not sleep well because I was excited over the game.


TODAY'S WORD

The word for today is "languid".
What part of speech is "languid"?
Define "languid" and use it in a sentence.


CORRECTIONS & EXPLANATIONS

Corrections and explanations for this week's entries will be posted Saturday.


ANNOUNCEMENT

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Posts will resume November 16, 2009.

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