Burch pp. 87-107


p. 89
6. I smelled black olives and anchovies
7. The insects are collected, documented, and pinned to the board
8. Smoke flavor and ghost peppers are added to barbecue sauces
9. Maybe I’ll buy myself a cow and a beanstalk
10. Rachel could never keep her eyes off my papers or my Jimmy Choo’s
11. I didn’t like or want his implications
12. You went out for ice cream cones with Uncle Larry, Aunt Sue and cousin Timmy
13. The living room, bathroom, and kitchen were quiet
14. There’s salt and water in the North Sea
15. After settling into my hotel room, I called my wife and kids
16. The team of archaeologists unearthed treasure, fossils, and human figurines
17. In Russia, medical care and covering up doping is expensive
18. Other people don’t seem to notice the bitterness, jealousy, and anger
19. Hutton, Fowler, and Mrs. Doubtfire have read his manuscripts
20. I paid him, her, and them a couple of dollars

p. 99
1. ruffled by a storm
2. The sagging skin of her face
3. attached to the general staff
4. racked with fever
5. Hastily throwing their cigarettes away
the disapproving eye of the principle
6. Glancing at the basket of fruit
sitting on the table
7. Shaking hands with all the guests
8. Framed by a little black beard
9. a few sharp, cutting
10. taking fire from itself and growing from its own fuel
11. the lighted
12. the dwelling places of the elders
13. inspiring
14. the crowded
15. celebrating the holiday with his family


p. 92
1. to make a glass mirror
2. to carve a study out of the little space in the apartment
3. to continue my journey
4. To appreciate good pastries
a skill pleasurable to learn
5. to search for the right word

p. 95
1. Watching everyone read out loud (subject)
2. getting clean water (object of preposition)
3. our cleaning early (direct object)
4. Organizing the food pantry (subject)
rewarding work (predicate noun)
5. remarrying (object of a preposition)

p. 103
1. milking a cow (gerund as object of preposition)
2. his father’s telling of his town in Europe etc. (gerund as direct object)
3. to bring relatives of defendants before grand juries (infinitive as adjective)
4. a skeleton with haunted eyes (participle)
5. to miss its chilly shadow (infinitive as adjective)
to buy a loaf of bread (infinitive as adverb)

p. 107
1. his concentration fixed
his hands folded reassuringly across his lap
2. Hips swaying
3. Pencil sharpened
paper piled neatly before me
4. hair ribbons cascading behind them
5. Antlers erect
eyes focused on the men across the way


p. 93
1. She viciously tried to dull every spark of talent that threatened her Olympic dreams
2. The survivors didn’t want to use up much of their ammunition
3. I challenged Mr. Bernstein to eat the smoked pork, even though I knew he was Jewish
4. During the blizzard, we wanted to go and play billiards downstairs while the adults got drunk
5. I find it very hard to control myself when I’m listening to Bassnectar

p. 97
1. She was unsure of how she would go about furnishing him with an address
2. The creatures appeared to be arriving from the ends of the earth
3. Rationing shower time was not going over well with Stacy
4. Writing poetry has turned out to be more fun and easy than I ever thought it would be
5. The children and women were first sighted entering air-raid shelters

p. 101
2. Arriving from the ends of the earth, Captain Jack set the Black Pearl towards home
3. Dinner was rice, rationed, with beans
4. Writing poetry, Jane looked a figure of beauty
5. Entering air-raid shelters, the children were terrified
6. We found him leaning against one of the massive speakers, lost in the music

p. 102
1. to discuss the treaty (infinitive)
2. staring into my eyes (participle)
3. stooped against the headwind (participle)
4. gurgling (gerund)
5. to reconstruct my life (infinitive)


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