Monday, August 4, 2008

Examples of sentence Patterns in "The Lottery"

Adjectives Out of Order
Reckless and nervous, Tessie Hutchinson snatched a paper out of the box and held it tightly behind her back.

Tessie Hutchinson, winner of the lottery, was stoned to death.

Introductory Prepositional Phrase
With an uneasy felling, Bill Hutchinson waited to open the small folded piece of paper that was in his hand.

Gerund-Object of Preposition
With the silence of the crowed, Mr. Summers raised his hand and called the first person’s name.

Gerund Phrase
Waiting anxiously, is what the crowed did best.

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