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Review: Phrase Functions

Identify the function of the phrase highlighted in the following sentences.

  1. The projectionist dreamt that he chased an enormous bat around the theatre.
  2. Justine hoped to attend the trade show even though her boss had forbidden such spending.
  3. The actor dancing about the stage hopes to become a movie star.
  4. The reporter consulted a number of published accounts before interviewing the senator.
  5. The party was a dreadful failure because the caterers forgot to bring the tableware.
  6. The guild is meeting to discuss the latest misdemeanours of the apprentices.
  7. They heard high-pitched cries in the middle of the night.
  8. Megan believed that dreaming about grapes meant that she was destined to own a vineyard.
  9. The septuagenarian woken from his sleep by the burglar alarm knocked a bowl of potato chips off his lap.
  10. The reporter consulted a number of published accounts before interviewing the senator.
  11. The bar was full of patiently waiting customers.
  12. Joe and Bridget were arguing in a heated manner.
  13. The committee gave our neighbourhood association an award for tree planting.
  14. Nothing you tell me will persuade me to get into a canoe with you.
  15. The staff elected Wilkins Employee of the Month.
  16. When she was a young woman, Bridget earned her living as a coal miner.
  17. According to the chart, making supper is Richard’s job and washing the dishes is Zoe’s.
  18. The septuagenarian woken from his sleep by the burglar alarm knocked a bowl of potato chips off his lap.
  19. Thomson was a landscape painter.
  20. During the winter the smell of woodsmoke drifts through the neighbourhood.

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