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Look at the following section from an unedited student practical report on finding and describing 'fossil' trackways in concrete pavements.

Continuous trackway (Homo Sapiens)

A set of eight, shod human footprints (Fig 4) across four concrete paving panels was found in the semi-circular pathway in Hopetoun Gardens, Glenhuntly Road, Elsternwick. Variable speed is indicated in the prints (Fig 5), indicating the human took four steps onto the wet concrete, and stopped briefly (prints 5 and 6) to survey the situation, before taking two large steps to leave the freshly concreted panels. The deeper impression of print 6 (clearly evident in Fig 6) indicates the hominid pushed off from the right foot, showing a footedness common to the species.

  1. How many sentences are there in this paragraph?

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    The fullstops mark the end of each sentence.


  2. What is the main verb in the first sentence?

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  3. What is the subject of the first sentence?

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    Was found is the verb. You can't say Eight human footprints was found …
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    Was found is the verb, so the subject of the sentence is the noun phrase that answers the question What was found?
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    Was found is the verb, so the subject of the sentence is the noun phrase that answers the question What was found?


  4. What is the main verb in the last sentence?

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  5. What is the subject of the last sentence?

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    The main verb is indicates. This answers the question What indicates?
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    The main verb is indicates. This answers the question What indicates?
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    The main verb is indicates. Hominid is the subject of the verb pushed but not of the sentence.
1;2;3
found;was;was found
Eight human footprints;A set of eight, shod human footprints (Fig 4) across four concrete paving panels;A set of eight human footprints
pushed;indicates;showing
The deeper impression of print 6 (clearly evident in Fig 6);The deeper impression of print 6;the hominid
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