Completers and Modifiers: Recognizing the Difference Between Completers and Subjects
All the verbs in the following paragraph (broken in three parts to avoid scrolling) are numbered and in bold. In the text areas below the paragraph, type in the subjects and completers that go with each verb. If a sentence has no completer, type in "X." Clicking on "answer" will reveal the correct responses.
|Until fairly recently, few societies 1. used paper as money. Coins 2. were sturdier for circulation in a busy market. More important, they 3. contained precious metals; the coins 4. had value and people 5. trusted them.|