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5.11: Try It: Other Parts of Speech

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    Read the following paragraphs. Identify the conjunctions, prepositions, and articles. 

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    Figure \(\PageIndex{1}\) - Life restoration of Silesaurus

    Often the early evolution of dinosaurs is an overlooked part of their tale, ignored in favor of the more dramatic tales of their later extinctions. It is also a fairly poorly understood part of their evolution; the timing and actual mechanism that drove them to become the most successful land group ever is still somewhat a mystery. We are, however, learning more and more about this important phase of their history: the time known as the Late Triassic, which took place some 231–201 million years ago. A new fossil site from this time in Poland is helping to fill in the blanks.

    So what is present in this new site? One animal is known as a silesaurid—a weird reptile from a group of dinosaur-like relatives called a dinosauriform, known just from a thigh bone. Another is probably one of the most ancestral theropod dinosaurs, typically known from South America, called a herrerasaurid; however, there’s still some debate about what position these guys occupied around the origin of dinosaurs. Other specimens include a definite theropod dinosaur (known from parts of the hip bones) as well as a neotheropod (known from a portion of the tibia).

    Answer:

    Your answer should look something like this:

    and; however; and; So; however; as well as

    Here is the paragraph with the conjunctions highlighted:

    Often the early evolution of dinosaurs is an overlooked part of their tale, ignored in favor of the more dramatic tales of their later extinctions. It is also a fairly poorly understood part of their evolution; the timing and actual mechanism that drove them to become the most successful land group ever is still somewhat a mystery. We are, however, learning more and more about this important phase of their history: the time known as the Late Triassic, which took place some 231–201 million years ago. A new fossil site from this time in Poland is helping to fill in the blanks.

    So what is present in this new site? One animal is known as a silesaurid—a weird reptile from a group of dinosaur-like relatives called a dinosauriform, known just from a thigh bone. Another is probably one of the most ancestral theropod dinosaurs, typically known from South America, called a herrerasaurid; however, there’s still some debate about what position these guys occupied around the origin of dinosaurs. Other specimens include a definite theropod dinosaur (known from parts of the hip bones) as well as a neotheropod (known from a portion of the tibia).


    Your answer should look something like this:

    of; of; in favor of; of; of; about; of; ago; from; in; in; in; as; from; of; from; of; from; about; around; of; from; of; from; of

    Here is the paragraph with the prepositions highlighted:

    Often the early evolution of dinosaurs is an overlooked part of their tale, ignored in favor of the more dramatic tales of their later extinctions. It is also a fairly poorly understood part of their evolution; the timing and actual mechanism that drove them to become the most successful land group ever is still somewhat a mystery. We are, however, learning more and more about this important phase of their history: the time known as the Late Triassic, which took place some 231–201 million years ago. A new fossil site fromthis time in Poland is helping to fill in the blanks.

    So what is present in this new site? One animal is known as a silesaurid—a weird reptile from a group of dinosaur-like relatives called a dinosauriform, known just from a thigh bone. Another is probably one of the most ancestral theropod dinosaurs, typically known from South America, called a herrerasaurid; however, there’s still some debate about what position these guys occupied around the origin of dinosaurs. Other specimens include a definite theropod dinosaur (known from parts of the hip bones) as well as a neotheropod (known from a portion of the tibia).


    Your answer should look something like this:

    the; an; the; a; the; the; a; the; the; A; the; a; a; a; a; the; a; the; a; the; a; a; the

    Here is the paragraph with the articles highlighted:

    Often the early evolution of dinosaurs is an overlooked part of their tale, ignored in favor of the more dramatic tales of their later extinctions. It is also a fairly poorly understood part of their evolution; the timing and actual mechanism that drove them to become the most successful land group ever is still somewhat a mystery. We are, however, learning more and more about this important phase of their history: the time known as the Late Triassic, which took place some 231–201 million years ago. A new fossil site from this time in Poland is helping to fill in the blanks.

    So what is present in this new site? One animal is known as a silesaurid—a weird reptile from a group of dinosaur-like relatives called a dinosauriform, known just from a thigh bone. Another is probably one of the most ancestral theropod dinosaurs, typically known from South America, called a herrerasaurid; however, there’s still some debate about what position these guys occupied around the origin of dinosaurs. Other specimens include a definite theropod dinosaur (known from parts of the hip bones) as well as a neotheropod (known from a portion of the tibia).

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