59% TIER: REFLECTION ON THE PAST
HW ( My Work), Ans ( Correct Answer)
I have a better grasp of linking verbs an subject complements in this sentence. I forgot, however to add the object of the preposition for "living". That's why it's always important to look over your sentence one more time once you think your done, just to make sure you haven't missed anything.
I didn't realize "Before" is a conjunction, I labeled it as an adverb. Things I need to work on from this sentence are, object of the preposition, identifying verbs from linking verbs, remembering to always in-close prepositional phrases, finding the subject complement. I found this sentence a little harder than the last and made more mistakes, but I learn from these mistakes, so that's good.
Looking back, I can easily identify "is" as a linking verb, but I obviously missed that one last time because I wasn't as practiced in working with, and identifying, linking verbs. I found identifying the subject complement the hardest. However, I was able to get all but the linking verb correct.
75% Tier: Reflect on the present
( My work, Corrected work. )
There were five prepositional phrases in this sentence. I easily identified four of these, with a slight mistake on "from ear to ear", where I forgot to put two prepositions. The last prepositional phrase I didn't get because I didn't think "with" was a preposition, now I know that it is. I wasn't sure if "Enjoying" was a gerund or participle. Now I know that participles are verbs acting like adjectives, and gerunds are verbs acting like nouns. That's how I can differentiate between the two.
I missed quite a bit in this sentence. When I think linking verb, I almost always think "is", and that's all. This is why "may", "seem", "will", and "be" didn't cross my mind as linking verbs. Also subject complements, I'm having trouble with those. "like" didn't come of to me as a preposition, maybe this is because of me having an image of prepositions being words that mean the placement of something, like "on", "in", etc.
I had trouble identifying "or", so i went to the website and found out it's a conjunction. After I did this sentence I realised I need more practice with identifying conjunctions. I found finding the subject and especially the subject complements difficult. However, despite missing the subject complements and not being able to identify "too", I made progress in identifying linking verbs and infinitives. By looking at this sentence, as well as my previous, I can see my progress so far and what areas I still need to work on.
85% Tier: Grow your understanding