Interactive Guide Grade 7
Language of God, Level F
(Table of Contents and Sample Lesson from Part II—Usage)
IV. Composition, 169–230
209 Interviewing Sources Interview Exercise 212 Organizing Information 212 Drafting Your Report Proofreading Exercise 214 Revising Your Report Revising Exercise Proofreading Exercise Presenting Your Report 217 Responding to Literature
The Sound of Being Exercise To Be or Not To Be Exercise
174 Sentence Variety
Writing Sentences Exercise Writing More Sentences Exercise
177 The Effective Paragraph
Poetry Comprehension Exercise Reading Further Exercise Reading “The Sparrow and the Hare”
Writing Topic Sentences Exercise 180 Examples of Effective Paragraphs Writing Effective Paragraphs Exercise 183 Proofreading 184 Transitions Using Transitions Exercise 188 Essays: Pre-writing Stage 190 Why are You Writing This Essay? 192 Main Thesis Proofreading for Punctuation Exercise 195 Developing Your Point 197 A Cohesive Essay 200 Completing the Pre-writing Research Exercise 202 Drafting Stage Drafting Exercise 203 Revision Stage Subject-Verb Agreement Proofreading Exercise Proofreading Your Revision Exercise 205 Publishing and Presenting Your Essay 206 Reports
220 Writing about the Fable Proofreading Exercise
Writing about “The Sparrow and the Hare” Exercise
223 Narrative Writing 225 Deciding the Series of Events
Choosing the Order of Events Exercise Proofreading Exercise Predi cate Noun and Adj ect i ves I n the sentence, The writer is an American, American is part of the predicate, but it is not the direct object. It is the predicate noun, which we diagram in this way: 227 Dialogue in a Story Listening to a Scripted Dialogue Exercise Purpose of Dialogue Exercise Writing Dialogue Exercise
230 Writing Your Story
231 Answer Key
The predicate adjective blue in the sentence, The pen is blue , would be diagrammed with a slanted line also. The slanted line will not cross the horizontal line.
Proofreading Exercise More Sources Exercise
Because predicate nouns and predicate adjectives refer to the subject, the line is slanted toward the subject.
U S A G E
D I A G R A M M I N G P R E D I C A T E N O U N S A N D P R E D I C A T E A D J E C T I V E S E X E R C I S E
On your own paper, diagram these sentences.
1. I am her mother.
2. The children are friends.
3. The pizza had been too hot. ( Too is an adverb modifying hot , so it will branch off below hot .)
4. That swimmer is famous.
5. The excited children were close friends.
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