CSCC Choosing the Correct Verb Worksheet

**Section 1—Choose the correct verb (by circling it) that matches what the sentence is saying.** **Rosa Parks: A Woman who Sat Down** Rosa Parks _(was/is/ will be)_ a famous black American who _(decided, was deciding, decides)_ to take a seat on a bus on December 1, 1955 in city of Montgomery in the state of Alabama. Why _(does/did/was)_ this action make her famous? At that time, black people _(needed/ had needed/were needing)_ to give up their seat if a white person _(doesn’t have/ didn’t have/ weren’t having)_ a place to sit on a bus. Her actions _(lead/led/were leading)_ to a year-long **boycott** (a boycott is when people stop doing something) of using buses by Black Americans & others. Since that time, many Black Americans _(had been fighting/have been fighting/were fighting)_ for more rights. Before Parks _(dies/will die/died)_ in 2005, she _(was believing/believed/is believing)_ that more needed to be done to improve equal rights for Black Americans. Recently, there _(is/have been/will be)_ protests because of police shootings of Black Americans. Even though America _(is changing/has been changing/will be changing)_ slowly since Rosa Park’s action, this issue _(was continuing/ is continuing/will continue)_ until all Americans have equal rights. __ **** **Section 2—Verb Tenses.** Write one complete sentence about each topic using the tense given.Use the time markers which are in each description. Each sentence is worth two points. (16 points total) 1. Something a baby does everyday (simple present) **____________________________________________________________________________________________________** 2. Something you were doing at this time yesterday (past progressive) **____________________________________________________________________________________________________** 3. Your recent activities since you started 0189 (present perfect progressive) **____________________________________________________________________________________________________** 4. Something you started doing when you became an adult and you have not stopped doing (still doing generally now) (present perfect) **____________________________________________________________________________________________________** **__** 5. A place you have visted many times (present perfect) **____________________________________________________________________________________________________** **__** 6. Something you plan to do during this weekend (future plan) **____________________________________________________________________________________________________** **__** 7. Something we did in this class the first week of the semester (simple past) **____________________________________________________________________________________________________** **** 8. Something you had never done before you came to Columbus. (past perfect) **____________________________________________________________________________________________________** **** **** **** **Section 3—Phrases & Clauses- Please identify the underlined part of the seentence as a phrase or independent clause or dependent clause. (6 points total)** **** * The sleepy cat laid down _on the bed_. * _Because the Co-vid 19 virus is still here_ , classes are still only meeting online. * _The white lights_ were too bright for the classroom. * I will wait for a few minutes _until he arrives_. * A big storm made a lot of trees falls, _so many people didn’t have electricity_. * She _was studying_ for a math exam when she fell asleep on her book. **** **PhraseIndendent clauseDependent clause** **** **** **PhraseIndendent clauseDependent clause** **** **** **PhraseIndendent clauseDependent clause** **** **** **PhraseIndendent clauseDependent clause** **** **** **PhraseIndendent clauseDependent clause** **** **** **PhraseIndendent clauseDependent clause** **** **** **Section 4—Sentence Types.** Write sentences following the directions in parentheses. **All of your sentences must be related to information about the _American Ways_ chapter or our class discussions.** Punctuation counts. Each sentence is worth two points. (14 points total) 1.(compound sentence/ **but** ) **__** **____________________________________________________________________________________________________** __ 2.(compound sentence/ **so** ) **__** **____________________________________________________________________________________________________** __ 3.(compound sentence/ **and** ) **__** **____________________________________________________________________________________________________** __ 4.(compound sentence/ **thus** ) **__** **____________________________________________________________________________________________________** **__** 5.(compound sentence/ **nevertheless** ) **__** **____________________________________________________________________________________________________** 6.(compound sentence/ **furthermore** ) **__** **____________________________________________________________________________________________________** __ 7.(compound sentence/ **also** ) **__** **____________________________________________________________________________________________________** **__** **__** **__** **Section 5—American Ways.** In one to three sentences, answer the following questions which are **** related to information about American culture from “Introduction: Understanding the Culture of the United States” or our class discussions. Your answers must be in complete sentences. Each answer is worth three points. (12 points total) 1. How is America like a Melting Pot & how is it like a Salad Bowl? 1. What is a _generalization_? Please give an example of a generalization & tell why we need to be careful about making them. 1. Please describe American demographics in the 1700 & 1800’s. How are American demographics changing today? * What does it mean to be | _Politically Correct_? Why is this such an important phrse to know today in 2020?

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