Tuesday, March 28, 2017

ENGL 3663: Study Sheet Test Two


ENGL 3663 UA – Fort Smith                                                            Spring 2017 / Jennings
Study Sheet for Test 2 (Through Page 294)
Test 2 will be held on TUESDAY APRIL 11

I.  Identifying: Be able to identify words by form or class, and to identify the function of all these words when you see them in an English sentence.


Form class words:      
Nouns: proper nouns, common nouns, count nouns, non-count nouns, and collective nouns
Verbs: active and passive
            The four basic verb types: transitive, intransitive, be-verbs, and linking verbs
Adjectives
Adverbs
           
Structure class words:
Determiners: articles, demonstratives, indefinites, numbers, quantifiers
Auxiliaries: modals, have, be, do
Qualifiers
Pronouns: Person, reflexive, reciprocal, indefinite
Prepositions
Verb particles
Conjunctions: Coordinating, Subordinating, conjunctive adverbs
Relatives: relative pronouns, relative adverbs, and their antecedents
            Be able to identify relative clauses in sentences
Interrogatives

Phrases:
Noun phrases
Main verb phrases
            Verb phrases
Adjective phrases
Adverb phrases

The five basic sentence types

II. Diagramming: Be able to draw Reed-Kellogg diagrams and phase structure trees for the five basic sentence types.

III. Basic Sentence Transformations: Understand, recognize, and be able to carry out sentence transformations for indirect object sentences, the passive construction, negative sentences, and interrogative sentences.



IV. Usage: Know how to recognize and correct these common errors:

Fragments
Unclear pronoun reference (AKA no clear antecedent)
Pronoun agreement error
Using the wrong case of the pronoun
Run-on sentence (AKA comma splice or fused sentence)
Its/it’s confusion and other troubles with apostrophes
Use of the adverb instead of the adjective in Type III sentences (i.e. That music sounded beautifully!)
Double negatives
Avoiding “hypercorrections” – correcting things that aren’t wrong (who/whom, ending sentences with prepositions, passives/actives, may/can, and so on.)






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