Note: These are exercises used in classroom and online courses. See the Abacus-es Classes page.
Many contain intentional errors to be fixed. Be sure to look up vocabulary terms as needed.
Subjects and Objects Playsheet
Some of the following contain subject/object errors. Circle the errors or indicate their absence. Below each error, write your corrected version.
- Severus inquired of the three braves and I whether a greased ferret might stand a chance of fetching the broken spectacles.
- Boadicea doubted that anyone could be quite as excited as her when Gerald tried tying the herring tarts to the paddle and dipping them in the marmalade.
- Rowena and Boadicea assured the artist that nobody in the kingdom could possibly fling yogurt more gracefully or with more sublime effect than him.
- Neither Rowland nor Boadicea, emerging slowly from behind the inflatable hyena, could imagine anyone irritating the postman as artfully as they.
- Who should we expect to weave the missing chocolate birdbath into the conversation before she forgets to do anything useful with the document shredder or the pot of experimental begonias?
- Whom should be expected to unload the amorous giraffe before the rain washes all the fudge away revealing the magic tortoise and the baseball cap.
- Neither the dwarf on the tricycle nor me could be seen clearly behind the smoldering bagpipes -- or it is to be sincerely hoped that we could not.
- Even these strangely loony Hungarians could not seriously suspect either the ornately painted guests or I of hiding the recalcitrant ostrich in our luggage.
- Only when accompanied by the troubadour, the two thoroughly inebriated ice-cream salesmen and me, did Hermione stand a chance of intimidating the officious flowerpot-wielding zookeeper.
- Several counterfeit reproductions of the statue were discovered by the archivist and I after Hermione pried the cellar door open with an industrial-strength spurtle and we started rummaging through the egg cartons.