Portuguese activity, aimed at third-year high school students, explores the verbal predication. Linking verb, intransitive verb, direct transitive verb, indirect transitive verb and bitransitive verb! Let's analyze them in the text about the breadfruit? Have you ever heard of her? No? So, read the text and be sure to answer the various questions proposed that address the types of verbs in the predicate!
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Breadfruit contains considerable amounts of starch and is rarely eaten raw. It can, however, be cooked, roasted, fried in slices or exposed to drying for further grinding. Prepared in such ways, it is a common element in the diet of many people, whether in Northeastern Brazil, Central America or the South Pacific.
Breadfruit is produced by the species Artocarpus communis (also called THE. incised or THE. altilis), from the family of morels, the same as jackfruit and gameleiras. It is a tree with a strong ornamental appeal, which grows from 12 to 18m. The large, dark green, leathery leaves, deeply indented into five to seven lobes, measure from thirty to three feet long and 28 to 45 cm wide. Male and female flowers, in separate groups, bloom on the same feet. The rounded, protein-rich fruits—which, depending on the variety, may or may not contain seeds—are green or slightly yellow and are four to eight centimeters in diameter.
Since ancient times, breadfruit has been cultivated in the Malay archipelago, from where it is supposed to be native and which was the center of its dispersion throughout Asia. Its introduction in tropical America, starting with Jamaica, dates from the 18th century and is due to the navigator Englishman William Bligh, who brought it from the islands of the Pacific with the intention of destining it to feed the slaves.
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Question 1 - There is a connecting verb in the excerpt:
a) “[…] and it is rarely eaten raw.”
b) "Breadfruit is produced by the species Artocarpus communis […]”
c) “[…] are green or slightly yellowish […]”
d) “Since ancient times, breadfruit has been cultivated in the Malay archipelago […]”
Question 2 - In the segment "Prepared in such ways, it is a common element in the diet of many people [...]", the subject of the direct transitive verb is:
Question 3 - In the passage “Male and female flowers, in separate groups, bloom on the same feet.”, the verb “bloom” needs no complement. Therefore, he is:
b) direct transitive
c) indirect transitive
Question 4 - In the segment “[…] depending on the varieties, they may or may not contain seeds […]", the underlined verbal complement is called:
a) adverbial adjunct
b) direct object
c) indirect object
d) predicative of the subject
Question 5 - In the phrase “The Malay archipelago cultivates breadfruit.”, the direct transitive verb “cultivates” was used in the voice:
b) passive analytical
c) pronominal passive
Question 6 – In the fragment “[…] in the Malay archipelago, from where it is supposed […]”, the “if” that accompanies the direct transitive verb “supposes” is:
a) reflexive pronoun
b) passive pronoun
c) conditional conjunction
d) subject's indeterminacy index
Question 7 – Rate the verbs of the sentences regarding transitivity:
(1) Direct transitive verb
(2) Indirect transitive verb
(3) Direct and indirect transitive verb
( ) “Breadfruit contains considerable amounts of starch […]”
( ) “[…] is due to the English navigator William Bligh […]”
( ) “[…] with the intention of using it to feed the slaves.”
Per Denyse Lage Fonseca – Graduated in Languages and specialist in distance education.
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