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328 Study Questions: Kolln Chapter Two: "Sentence Patterns"

Vocabulary (see pages 369-84 of Kolln): adjectival, adjective, adverb, adverbial, article, be patterns, command, comparative degree, complement, compound structure, coordinating conjunction, correlative conjunction, demonstrative pronoun, determiner, direct object, headword, imperative sentence, indirect object, intransitive verb, linking verb, noun, noun phrase, object complement, optional slot, particle, past tense, phrasal verb, phrase, plural, possessive case, predicate, predicating verb, preposition, prepositional phrase, pronoun, qualifier, reciprocal pronoun, referent, reflexive pronoun, sentence pattern, subject, subject complement, superlative degree, transitive verb, verb, verb phrase


  • Provide an example of a noun phrase.
  • What two inflections do nouns have, according to Kolln?
  • What is a headword?
  • What is a determiner?
  • Provide an example of a verb phrase.
  • What is another name for an auxiliary verb?
  • What suffix is the most common marker of an adverb?
  • Note that you do not need to memorize each sentence pattern according to its number. For example, I won't give you a sentence and say "Which number matches the pattern of this sentence?" However, I may provide an example of a a pattern and ask you to label the parts inside it. For instance, "'The Vikings are invaders' is a type 2 sentence--what are the components of a type 2 sentence?"
  • What's the difference between a transitive and intransitive verb? Provide an example of each one clearly labeled.
  • What is the difference between a reflexive pronoun and a reciprocal pronoun? Provide an example of each one clearly labeled.
  • What is an object complement, and what makes it different than a direct object or indirect object? Provide an example.
  • What is an imperative sentence? Provide an example.
  • No single comma can fall where?
  • Be able to diagram sentences



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