p. 409 Rev. B

11. year's       girls'
12. (1820-1906)
13. I'd 
14. everyone's 
15. He's 
16. brother's      twenty-one
17. We'd       hadn't 
18. one-quarter
19. mothers'      twenty-second
19. dog - he's a giant schnauzer - is 

p. 146 Rev. A 

1. of us - adj
    of the pioneers - adj
2. from the French word traviller - adv
3. before dawn - adv
4. on the trip west - adv
    in wagons - adv
    like these - adj
5. During the day - adv
    over the mountains - adv
    across plains and deserts - adv
6. at dusk - adv 
    from the wagons - adv 
    around campfires - adv
7. in a valley - adv
    for protection - adv
    from the harsh winter weather - adj
8. in these camps - adj
    from the hardships - adv
9. by sheer determination - adv
10. for their families

p. 161
1. gerund
2. participle
3. preposition
11. preposition
12. gerund
13. infinitive


 
 
Our vocabulary blog word this week
is befuddle.

As 
defined 
by Merriam-Webster, 

usurp, 

verb, means, 


"to take (a position of power or importance) illegally or by force." 

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1. trotting up to the fence - participle phrase
2. Walking on the beach - gerund phrase
3. eating the leftover pizza - participle phrase
4. to win the approval of her father - infinitive phrase
5. to exit the building - infinitive phrase
 
 
Identity the phrase in each sentence as either a participle phrase, a gerund phrase, or an infinitive phrase. Answers will be posted later this evening.                                                    
1. The horse trotting up to the fence hopes that you have an apple.              2. Walking on the beach is painful if jellyfish have washed ashore.              3. Lauren found her roommate Ben eating the last of the leftover pizza.      4. Samantha hopes to win the approval of her mother.                          
5. To exit the building, please turn to your left.
 
 
1. adjective                   10. adjective
2. adjective                   11. adverb
3. adjective                   12. adverb
4. adjective                   13. adjective
5. adjective                   14. adjective
6. adjective                   15. adjective
7. adverb                       16. adverb
8. adverb                       17. adverb
9. adverb                       18. adverb
10. adjective                 19. adverb
                                      20. adverb
 
 
Our vocabulary blog word this week is befuddle.

As 
defined 
by Merriam-Webster, 

befuddle, 

an verb, means "to make someone unable to think clearly." 

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Our vocabulary blog word this week is redress.

As
defined
by Merriam-Webster, 

redress,

an verb, means "to remedy or set right."

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Our vocabulary blog word this week is prolific.

As
defined by Merriam-Webster, 
prolific, 

an adjective, means "producing in large quantities or with great frequency; highly productive."

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Submit an excerpt from the dialogue you formatted today during class. Your submission should include an exchange of dialogue between two speakers that is formatted correctly. We will be going over these examples tomorrow during class, so make sure you check your work before submitting!!!
 
 
Our vocabulary blog word this week is artifice.

As defined by Merriam-Webster, artifice,
a noun, means "clever or cunning devices or expedients, esp. as used to trick or deceive."

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