The second journal writing of week 4 encourages us to continue adding more to our sentences. After reading the materials required, it is easier to use different types of phrases.
In your journal, continue your sentence practice with noun and verb phrases. Write at least one of each of the noun phrases discussed in the unit (prepositional phrase, absolute phrase, and appositive phrase) and at least two of each of the verb phrases (infinitive phrase and participial phrase). You will, therefore, write at least seven sentences for this journal activity. As in the first assignment, underline the phrase in each sentence and consider its function in both as a modifier and an aspect of your writing style.
Sentences including different NOUN phrases:
- Colored face children crazily play and dance in the chilly lake down the hill (Prepositional Phrase).
- Her arms folded across her chest, the teacher warned the students about the noise they made (Absolute Phrase).
- Mahmoud, a fourteen-year-old genius Egyptian boy, wants to win a Noble Prize (Appositive Phrase).
Sentences including different VERB phrases:
- To remind myself of deadlines, I frequently check the announcements page for updates (Infinitive phrase functions as a modifier).
- To read short stories is my favorite hobby in my spare time (Infinitive phrase functions as a noun).
- Walking quickly down the road, she fell in a hole (Adverbial present participle phrase).
- Seen after a shower of rain, my garden has become a paradise (Adverbial past participle phrase).