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Class Notes ENC 0025-35

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This is all of the notes for Professor Wikoff for both week 1 and week 2.
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Amanda Notetaker on Friday August 26, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ENC 0025-35 at St. Petersburg College taught by Wikoff,Marjorie-Anne in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 10 views. For similar materials see Developmental Writing in Writing at St. Petersburg College.


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Date Created: 08/26/16
Helping Verbs (Commonly Used)  ● Is  ● Am ● Are ● Was ● Were ● May  ● Might ● Must ● Have  ● Has  ● Had  ● Shall ● Will ● Can ● Do ● Did ● Does ● Be  ● Being  ● Ought Along the lines Textbook Chapter 16 ● Basic Unit of language is a word. ● A group of related words can be a phrase. ● When the group of words contains a subject and a verb, it is called a clause. ● When the word group has a subject and a verb is a complete thought is called a  sentence or an independent clause. ● When the word group has a subject or a verb but does not represent a complete  thought, it is called a dependent clause. ● Verbs are words that express some kind of action or being.  ● Verbs about the five sense­ sight, touch, smell, taste,sound­ are part of the group called being verbs.  ● There can be helping verbs in front of the main verb, the action or being verb. ● Helping verbs are often a form of the verb be ( is, am, are, was, were), have  (have, has, had) or they can be modals.  ● Modals include the words can, could, will, may, might, should, and must.  ● After you recognize verbs, finding the subjects of sentences is easy because  subjects and verbs are linked. ● Action verbs are the subject will be the word or words that answer the question  “Who or What is doing the action?” ● Gerund can often be the subject of a sentence. Verbs with ­ing. ● Infinitives can also be subjects. To + Verbs ● Look for core word or words. ● Put parentheses around every prepositional phrase. ● We often use a very simple word order: first comes the subject; then comes the  verb. ● But not all sentences are in such a simple word order. ● The expected word order of subject first, then verb, changes when a sentence  starts with There is/are, There was/were, Here is/are, Here was/were. ● An ­ing verb, by itself cannot be the main verb. Common prepositions ● About ● Above ● Across ● After ● Among  ● Around ● At  ● Before  ● Behind ● Below ● Beneath ● Besides ● Between  ● Beyond ● During  ● Except  ● For ● From  ● In  ● Inside ● Into  ● Like  ● Near  ● Of ● Off  ● On  ● Onto ● Over ● Through ● To ● Toward ● Under ● Up ● Upon ● With ● Within  ● Without Some common Infinitives ● To care ● To feel ● To need ● To vote ● To play  ● To reject  ● To repeat ● To stumble ● To view Notes for verbs ● Noun  ● Main elements of predicates that expresses action, state or a relation. ● Between 2 things ­ Orgin of  Verbs  ● Middle english ● Latin ● Any of a large class of words that indicates the occurrence or performance of  action ­ Definition ● Represents an action or state of being ● From old french ● State of being ● Always has a subject ● Almost all verbs change in verbs Steps to finding the subject 1. Prepositional phrases 2. Verb(s)  3. Who or what is the verb? 4. Subject(s)


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