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Re: Questions about grammar:

PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 9:33 pm
by da1chipo
DK wrote:
da1chipo wrote:
dannyolbb wrote:1. What part of speech is "despite" in the following sentence?

Despite numerous warnings, Captain Smith increased the ship's speed in order to arrive in New York's harbor ahead of schedule.

2. What part of speech is the word "rather" in the following sentence?
3. What word acts as a conjunction in the following sentence?

This rather intriguing story takes place almost entirely on the ship itself and later, in the lifeboats after the ship sinks.

4. What part of speech is "Of course" in the following sentence?
5. What is the verb/berb phrase in the following sentence?
6. What word does "very" modify?

Of course, the results of his actions are very much obvious, even today.

7. What is the verb/verb phrase in the following sentence?

Wow! I have never been so interested in another book or movie.

Thanks. It's a take-home test for my English class and I've never been great w/grammar.

Heck, as long as I'm asking, I've added a few more questions. Any help at all would be appreciated.


1. Preposition
2. Adverb (it modifies "intriguing")
3. "And" is the only conjunction I see
4. Adverb
5. Are
6. "Very" + "much" = adv. modifying "obvious"
7. "Have been"


Is this not cheating, by the way?


It ain't cheating if you get caught. ;-)


You might mean if you don't get caught. Anyway, it still is. Not that anyone really cares.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 9:49 pm
by LooseCannon
I think this is cheating, but I mean first of all what do the teachers expect on a take-home test and second Who cares :-D

PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 9:53 pm
by DK
Whoops. I really should start sleeping. It'd clear up mistakes like that. O:-)

PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 9:58 pm
by baseball6791
da1chipo's answers are all right from what I can tell... and yes it is cheating, but whatever.

Re: Questions about grammar:

PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2005 12:13 am
by CubsFan7724
da1chipo wrote:
dannyolbb wrote:1. What part of speech is "despite" in the following sentence?

Despite numerous warnings, Captain Smith increased the ship's speed in order to arrive in New York's harbor ahead of schedule.

2. What part of speech is the word "rather" in the following sentence?
3. What word acts as a conjunction in the following sentence?

This rather intriguing story takes place almost entirely on the ship itself and later, in the lifeboats after the ship sinks.

4. What part of speech is "Of course" in the following sentence?
5. What is the verb/berb phrase in the following sentence?
6. What word does "very" modify?

Of course, the results of his actions are very much obvious, even today.

7. What is the verb/verb phrase in the following sentence?

Wow! I have never been so interested in another book or movie.

Thanks. It's a take-home test for my English class and I've never been great w/grammar.

Heck, as long as I'm asking, I've added a few more questions. Any help at all would be appreciated.


1. Preposition
2. Adverb (it modifies "intriguing")
3. "And" is the only conjunction I see
4. Adverb
5. Are
6. "Very" + "much" = adv. modifying "obvious"
7. "Have been"


Is this not cheating, by the way?

If the teacher didn't want you to cheat, he wouldn't have made it a take home test. That is just asking for cheating.

PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2005 11:14 am
by stevethumb
#4.... "of course" is a parenthetical expression

PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2005 12:06 pm
by dannyolbb
Thank you all for your help. The teacher said we could use any means at our disposal, which means that the internet is fair game. I answered all the ones I was sure about and only asked the 7 I wasn't 100% sure of.

A preposition is a fine thing for a sentence to end with.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 9:48 pm
by stevethumb
and dannyolb....the more you read the better your vocabulary, spelling, and grammar will get....just don't limit your reading to the cafe forums ;-D

PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 10:33 pm
by Spiegs1106
stevethumb wrote:and dannyolb....the more you read the better your vocabulary, spelling, and grammar will get....just don't limit your reading to the cafe forums ;-D


haha I agree

Re: Questions about grammar:

PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 10:54 am
by Arlo
da1chipo wrote:6. What word does "very" modify?
6. "Very" + "much" = adv. modifying "obvious"

Wouldn't it be clearer just to say that "very" modifies "much"? :-)