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Unit One Bell Work
This work corresponds with the Language Handbook which begins on page 1499 in your textbook.

January 17, 2012 Reminder: Write a sentence with the word of the day. For the following sentences, identify each noun and pronoun. 1. Anyone can see the complex emotions in that painting.
2. Follow the signs to Gators Galore!
3. Whom are you offering to take besides me?
4. Mrs. Burgess, we read The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass at the end of last year. 5. Well, my car did not have a flat tire before this morning. 6. Three tall spires decorated the towers of the castle.

7. Steam engines, which once were the hope of car manufacturers, have never proved practical. 8. Did you make these yourself?
9. How many Americans have been awarded the Purple Heart?
10. After the competition, the crew threw a party for themselves and their friends from Port-au-Prince. On your own paper, copy the definition of a noun and of the various types of pronouns.

January 18, 2012 Reminder: Write a sentence with the word of the day. Part One: Identify each adjective in the following sentences. Do not include the articles a, an, and the. 1. For many centuries, the Chinese carefully guarded the secret of making silk cloth. 2. Rows of delicately carved figures decorated the Japanese vase. 3. In one short summer, he had grown taller, stronger, and more confident. 4. Please deliver these envelopes to the secretary in the main office. 5. Was this hammer the only one in the toolbox?

Part Two: Identify the italicized word in each of the following sentences. (Noun, pronoun, or adjective) 6. Why does Swiss cheese have holes in it?
7. A dozen well-groomed animals waited patiently outside the arena. 8. Will that one be enough?
9. The Swiss are known for their accurate chronometers.
10. Those boots are his.

January 19, 2012 Reminder: Write a sentence with the word of the day. For each of the following sentences, write every word or word group that matches the part of speech indicated in parentheses. 1. The precious crops of Africa’s farmers, however, also deserve protection from the destruction that elephants can quickly wreak. (preposition)

2. Fortunately, his file had been saved recently, so he did not lose much of his essay. (adverb) 3. Gold, silver, and platinum are expensive, but they do not rust or corrode easily. (conjunction) 4. Merrily, the children had been chasing the dog as it tore through the house and dashed out the door. (verb)

5. That sunset didn’t last long, but, oh, what a sight it was! (interjection) On your own paper, copy the definition of the following words: preposition, adverb, conjunction, verb, and interjection.

January 20, 2012 Reminder: Write a sentence with the word of the day. For each of the following sentences, identify every word or word group that matches the part of speech indicated in parentheses. 1. Mix the first four ingredients and stir well; then, fold in the egg whites. (verb) 2. Neither Kyle nor Eva had a flashlight, so they couldn’t explore the cave any farther. (conjunction) 3. The test was so easy that they finished early and did not stay for the whole period. (adverb) 4. Wow, you certainly dance well. (interjection)

5. In addition to the usual farm animals, a macaw was perched on the barn rafters and an emu was strolling in the paddock. ( preposition) On your own paper, write the difference between the different types of verbs and conjunctions.

January 23, 2012 Reminder: Write a sentence with the word of the day. Identify the part of speech of each italicized word or word group in the following sentences. Write V for verb, ADV for adverb, PREP for preposition, CONJ for conjunction, or INTER for interjection. 1. Here are the quarterly reports for your signature.

2. Is that the only way to arrive at a solution?
3. Everyone has been accounted for but Vera.
4. Has every element on the periodic table been fully studied yet? 5. Hummingbirds like red flowers,...
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