- Cadence- a marching beat
- Callous- thick-skinned; insensitive
- Caricature- exaggerated portrait; cartoon
- Chaotic- extremely disorderly
- Chortle- to chuckle
- Civility- courtesy; politeness
- Coddle- pamper; overindulge; baby; spoil
- Coerce- to compel by force or intimidation
- Coherent- intelligible; lucid; understandable
- Consensus- unanimity; agreement of opinion or attitude
- Balk- to refuse, shirk
- Balm- soothing ointment for pain or healing; salve
- Ban- to forbid, outlaw
- Barren- arid; unproductive
- Belittle- humiliate; tease; diminish in importance
- Bellow- to roar, shout
- Bias- prejudice, slant
- Bountiful- plentiful
- Burly- brawny, husky
- Bustle- commotion, energetic activity
Monday: Identify each word as a noun (common, proper, possessive), pronoun (type, case), Verb (action, linking, helping), adverb, adjective, preposition, conjunction (coordinating, subordinating, correlative), or interjection.
Tuesday: Identify sentence parts including subject ( complete and simple), complete predicate, verb (transitive or intransitive), direct object, indirect object, predicate nominative, predicate adjective, appositive, appositive phrase, and prepositional phrase (adjective or adverb).
Wednesday: identify each clause as independent or dependent; identify the sentence type as simple, compound, or complex; and identify the sentence purpose as declarative, imperative, interrogative, or exclamatory.
Thursday: Add capitalization and punctuation including end punctuation, commas, semicolons, apostrophes, underlining, and quotation marks.
Friday: Fill in the diagram structure using this week’s sentence. (Hint: To start, make a cross and place the simple subject on the left and the verb on the right.)
- abandon- total lack of inhibition
- abridge- to shorten
- acute- 1. perceptive 2. excruciating
- adjacent- next to
- advantageous- favorable, useful
- agitation- commotion; excitement; uneasiness
- altercation- noisy dispute
- ample- abundant
- antagonist- opponent
- aviary- a large enclosure for birds
Study Guide for DGP Tests
- What is the part of speech of each word in the sentence?
- What is the complete subject? The simple subject?
- What is the complete predicate? The simple predicate?
- What is the verb?
- Is the verb transitive or intransitive?
- What is the verb tense?
- How many clauses?
- What punctuation is needed?
- What capitalization is needed?
- What is the sentence type?
- What is the sentence purpose?
- Is there a direct object?
- Is there a predicate word?
- Is there a prepositional phrase? Is it adjective or adverb?
- What is the object of the preposition?
ABOARD BEHIND UNDER
ABOUT BELOW UNDERNEATH
ABOVE BENEATH SINCE
ACROSS BESIDE UP
AGAINST BETWEEN LIKE
ALONG BEFORE NEAR
AROUND BEYOND PAST
AMID BY THROUGHOUT
AMONG IN THROUGH
AFTER FROM WITH
AT OFF WITHIN
EXCEPT ON WITHOUT
FOR OVER OUTSIDE
DURING OF TOWARD
DOWN UNTIL INSIDE