GRAMMAR IS ESSENTIAL TO LEARNING ENGLISH. UNDERSTANDING HOW TO ORGANIZE EACH SENTENCE IS A BEAUTIFUL WAY TO UNDERSTAND THE STRUCTURE OF THE SENTENCE.
REFLECT ON THE PAST
This was the first sentence of session 2, so the sentence structure was simple and I was able to get it correct 100%. Most of the basic parts of speech was introduced in the sentence. I learned how to use an appositive properly and figure out the usage of preposition.
This too is a simple sentence but I managed to mess up. I was still not familiar with linking verbs and subject compliments so I couldn't figure them out. Other than that, I also made small mistakes including mixing pronoun and noun, but the rest I got them right.
This was a difficult sentence for me, but I put in a lot of time figuring all the parts of speech and after all I only made on little mistake. I did not include "mostly" as a part of the appositive. I was able to determine the two prepositions that are next to each other and the direct objects.
This was a intimidating sentence for me at first because it is a long sentence. But after few minutes of staring at the sentence structures, I figured out it was really simple. At this point, I mastered how appositives work and that allowed me to get through this sentence smoothly. The only mistake I made was putting the wrong part of speech for "barbecue".
By the time I got to the 5th sentence, I understand most of the basic concepts of this sessions parts of speech system. This sentence is the longest sentence of all, and there are two appositives that confused me at first. Ultimately, I only made two mistakes, including my wrong labeling on "potato" and "erupting". I also had trouble finding the predicate because it was between two appositives and pretty far from the subject.
REFLECT ON THE PRESENT
Session two is focused mainly linking verbs and subject compliment. In session one, my biggest struggle was determining weather the verb was a linking verb or not. But after session two started, I looked deeper into linking verb/subject compliments and I began to understand it better.
This sentence is very simple and easy to label. Not only is easy, but I like this sentence because its a common pun I know of and was rather fun looking at the sentence structure of it. Although this sentence was a piece of cake to solve, I think i still have trouble labeling which words are subject compliments.
I think by now, I understand which verbs are linking verbs, but I still need to apprehend which words are subject compliments. In this sentence, there were two linking verbs and two subject compliments which confused me a lot in the beginning but after we went over a bit in class I understood it.
This was probably one of the easiest sentence in session two. One conjunction, one preposition and linking verb/subject compliment and the rest are simple parts of speeches. The only problem I had here was still the fact that I cannot fully understand which words are subject compliments so I did have a bit of trouble. But other than that it was easy for me.
Since this was the last sentence of the session, I expected to be a very long sentence and hard but maybe I was expecting too much. I mean yeah, it wasn't easy of course, like having two direct objects next to each other was hard to find. But at this point of the session, I have improved on two things: I can easily find prepositions and infinitives, and am able to look for subject compliments faster than before.
GROW MY UNDERSTANDING