You are being asked to find examples of grammatical patterns in actual use

In this assignment, you are being asked to find examples of grammatical patterns in actual use. Follow the instructions carefully. Use only picture books or early childhood/elementary reading materials (appropriate for Grades Pre-school through 6th Grade) for this assignment.

You are being asked to find examples of grammatical patterns in actual use

In this assignment, you are being asked to find examples of grammatical patterns in actual use. Follow the instructions carefully.

·         Use only picture books or early childhood/elementary reading materials (appropriate for Grades Pre-school through 6th Grade) for this assignment.

·         If you find reading materials online, you may use electronic sources. But…Do not use any grammar textbooks or grammar sites as sources for examples. The sources must be actual reading material, not material use to illustrate grammar points.

·         Do not make up your own sentences.

·         List the books and/or websites that you used at the end of the assignment. You do not need to use any special citation forms. Just the author/title or website are fine.

·         You cannot use the same main word, or word root, more than once in your examples. So, for example, if you use the sentence: “Pluto chased the cat” for part (1), you can’t use the word “chase” again for the other three examples.

·         Your results should be list ed in the exact order indicated below with each example labelled.

·         Make sure to follow the underlining and [bracket] directions exactly.

1)      FOUR EXAMPLE sentences that contain an NP phrase functioning as Subject

. [Bold and Bracket] the entire Noun Phrase and underline just the Main Verb in the predicate

Example: [All of the people in the audience] were crying purple tears.

2)      FOUR EXAMPLE sentences that contain a VP phrase functioning as Predicate. Underline the Subject NP, and bold and bracket the entire VP predicate.

Example: The people from the village [surrounded the tiger.]

3)      FOUR EXAMPLE sentences that contain an adjective functioning as a Subject Complement. Bold and Bracket the entire Adjective Phrase, and underline the Main Verb.

Example: His shirt had become [purple.]

4)      FOUR EXAMPLE sentences that contain a Transitive Verb and a NP functioning as a Direct Object. [Bold and Bracket] the Transitive Verb and Underline the NP/DO

Example: We [ate] a whole pie in one sitting.

5)      FOUR EXAMPLE sentences that contain one or more Auxiliary Verbs, plus a Main Verb. [Bold and Bracket] the Auxiliary Verb(s). Underline the Main Verb.

Example: She [has been] wanting this her whole life.

Example: Plato [could] play banjo better than anyone.

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