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Subjects, Predicates, And Phrases

Point out the subjects, the predicates, and the phrases in the following sentences. Tell whether each phrase is used as a noun, an adjective, or an adverb-

1. A railroad train was rushing along at almost lightning speed.

2. Suddenly a locomotive dashed into sight right ahead.

3. In an instant there was a collision.

4. A great battle was going on.

5. Column after column had been precipitated, for eight hours, against the enemy posted on the ridge of a hill.

6. The summer sun was sinking to the west.

7. Reinforcements for the obstinate defenders were already in sight.

8. It was necessary to carry the position with one final charge.

9. A powerful corps had been summoned from across the country.

10. The great conqueror, confident of its arrival, formed his reserve into an attacking column.

11. A leading firm in commercial circles had long struggled against bankruptcy.

12. It had large sums of money in California.

13. Heavy remittances were expected from the agent by every steamer.

14. The steamer arrived on the day for settlement without bringing the needed gold.

15. The negligent agent had failed to forward the money on time.

16. An honorable firm had failed because of the carelessness of a trusted financial agent.

17. The ravine was overshadowed by fig trees, vines, and myrtles, and the outer towers and walls of the fortress.

18. At length the soldier halted at a remote and ruined tower, apparently intended to guard a Moorish aqueduct.

19. The next morning he repaired boldly to the mansion of the priest, no longer a poor, strolling student, thrumming his way with a guitar.

20. Prince John stepped from his royal seat to view more nearly the persons of these chosen yeomen.

21. One by one the archers, stepping forward, delivered their shafts yeomenlike and bravely.

22. To the best archer a prize was to be awarded, being a bugle horn, mounted in silver, and a silken baldric richly ornamented with a medallion of St. Hubert, the patron saint of sylvan sport

23. Later in the evening, not far from nine o'clock, several young men passed by the Town House, on their way down King Street.

24. The sentinel was still at his post in front of the Custom House, pacing to and fro with his musket on his shoulder.

25. Other soldiers, hearing the noise and tumult, ran hastily from the barracks to assist their comrades.

26. At the same time, many of the townspeople rushing into King Street by various avenues, gathered in a crowd round about the Custom House.

27. Arriving at the sentinel's post, Captain Preston drew up his men in a semicircle with their faces to the crowd and their rear to the Custom House.

28. Up to this very moment, the angry feelings between England and America might have been pacified.

29. The perils shared, the victories won in the old French War, with their comrades from beyond the sea, were unfor-gotten yet.

30. Far in the Northern land,

By the wild Baltic's strand, I, with my childish hand,

Tamed the gerfalcon.

31. The breezy call of incense-breathing morn,

The swallow twittering from the straw-built shed, The cock's shrill clarion, or the echoing horn, No more shall, rouse them from their lowly bed.

32. But knowledge to their eyes her ample page Rich with the spoils of time did ne'er unroll.

33. The elder was a man about five and fifty, tall and lean, with a wiry frame, dark grizzled hair, and a shaven face.

34. But always afterwards, on occasions of ceremony, he wore that quaint old French sword of the commodore's.

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