English To-Day

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...In each sentence more than one assertion is made about the subject. The robin collects mud and lines her nest with it. She la_ys her eggs and UIEDIIBIIL The Eggs are kept waIY1_ and are protected by the mother bird. W W What two assertions are made about each subject? Make three assertions about the robin. Sometimes the same sentence may have a compound subject and a compound predicate. Robins, song-sparrows, and bluebirds build their nests, lay their eggs, and raise their children af3b--out the same Ere. In this sentence the subject substantive has been underlined once and the predicate verb twice. There is a compound subject composed of three parts and also a compound predicate composed of three parts. These are, however, considered as one subject and one predicate. Problems In the following sentences, which have compound predicates and which have simple predicates? 1. The robin returns early in the spring. 2. He selects a mate and chooses a place for his nest. 3. The birds collect grasses and weave them into a circular nest. They fasten it to the crotch of the tree. They find mud and carry it in their bills to their nest. The robin lines the nest with mud. She leaves a small hole in the bottom. Why does she leave a small hole in the bottom? The rain water would drown the babies without the hole for drainage. ' ' 10. The babies will not fall through. 11. The mother bird collects bits of grass and puts them over the hole. 12. The grass does not stop up the hole. Insert a compound predicate for the following sentences: 1. The baby birds and 2. The mother and in the nest. her baby birds. 3. The father bird and----. 4. In the fall the mother and father birds-------and-----. 5. The nest Z in the crotch of the tree and--the baby...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236988884
  • 9781236988881