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Means and method: giving directions & using tools

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Means & Method — Getting There

BY + GERUND

Answer a question such as  How do I go there?  or How do I find it? with  by + gerund (PP).

SUBJ + VERB PREP PHRASE

You can get there

by using a Google map.

You begin 

by going to Google.com and using the map link.

WITH + NOUN PHRASE

Answer a question such as What tool or device do you use? with  with + noun phrase (NP).

SUBJ + VERB PREP PHRASE

You get there

with a Google map

You get there

with a GPS device. 

 

there (adv.) –  see Adverbs–Object in Word Form

 Review page: By + Gerund

Categories:  NP –noun phrase; N – noun; VP – verb phrase; V – verb; Detdeterminer; PP – prepositional phrase; P – preposition; AdvP – adverb phrase; Adv – adverb; AdjP– adjective phrase; Adj – adjective; Subord – Subordinator;  Coord – Coordinator; Interj – Interjection

Functions: Subject:  Subject,   Predicate: Predicator (V) Complement:  elements required by the verb: object, indirect object, predicative complement  Adjuncts: (optional modifiers) Adj,  Adv, clause

 

 

 

 

Practice 1

How Do I Get There?

 

 

 

How do you get to the SFO airport from the College of San Mateo?

  1. Select the response from the list that best completes the sentence. 
  2. Compare your response to the feedback by clicking the "Check 1-15" button at the bottom, or click the "Check" button to the left  as you go.

 

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Practice 2

Methods - Using the Right Tool

 

 

 

Complete the sentence with a by or with prepositional phrase.

  1. Select the response from the list that best completes the sentence. 
  2. Compare your response to the feedback by clicking the "Check 11-20" button at the bottom, or click the "Check" button to the left  as you go.

 

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wireHow do you pull a wire out of a small place?



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a screwHow do you put a screw into a light cover?



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a nailHow do you put a nail into wood ?



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a nutHow do you unscrew a nut on a pipe?


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a nutHow do you turn a small nut?



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a small treeHow do you cut a small tree?




     

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How do you measure something round?



 

 

 

 

 

Practice 3

Means and Methods in the Office

 

 

 

Edit for Errors

  1. Edit the sentence(s) in the text box.
  2. Compare your response to the feedback by clicking the "Check 21-30" button at the bottom, or click the "Check" button to the left  as you go.

 

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ThumbtackHow do you pin a poster onto a bulletin board?


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tapeHow do you repair a tear on a page?


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diskHow do you move the cursor on the computer?


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How do you measure a piece of paper?