Saturday, January 28, 2017

Quiz for Lessons 111-115 - Parts of the Sentence - Subject/Verb, Predicate Nominative, Direct Object

Instructions: Find the subjects, verbs, predicate nominatives, direct objects, interjections, and introductory there in these sentences.

1. Both the lady and the gentleman had proper manners and good etiquette.

2. My wife dusted the furniture and cleaned the floors.

3. There is no reason for this mess.

4. Where is the white tablecloth for the table?

5. Well, there are no more candles for sale.

6. The actress was still a very beautiful and lovely person.

7. My mother wanted both flour and sugar from the neighbor.

8. The student knew the answer and was sure of it.

9. The snow storm raged during the night and all day.

10. Jim caught and cleaned both fish quickly.


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Answers:

1. lady, gentleman = subjects / had = verb / manners, etiquette = direct objects

2. wife = subject / dusted = verb / furniture = direct object // cleaned = verb / floors = direct object

3. There = introductory there / reason = subject / is = verb

4. tablecloth = subject / is = verb

5. well = interjection / there = introductory there / candles = subject / are = verb

6. actress = subject / was = verb / person = predicate nominative

7. mother = subject / wanted = verb / flour, sugar = direct objects

8. student = subject / knew = verb / answer = direct object // was = verb

9. storm = subject / raged = verb

10. Jim = subject / caught, cleaned = verbs / fish = direct object

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Lesson 115 - Parts of the Sentence - Subject/Verb, Predicate Nominatives, Direct Objects

A simple sentence is a group of words expressing a complete thought, and it must have a subject and a verb (predicate - some grammar books use the word predicate, but I will use verb). A verb shows action or state of being. Examples: The bell rang. The boy is here. The subject tells who or what about the verb. Examples: The bell rang. The boy is here. When finding the subject and the verb in a sentence, always find the verb first and then say who or what followed by the verb. Example: The bell rang. Find the verb - rang. Now say who or what rang? Bell rang. Bell is the subject.

A predicate nominative or predicate noun completes a linking verb and renames the subject. It is a complement or completer because it completes the verb. Predicate nominatives complete only linking verbs. The linking verbs include the following: the helping verbs is, am, are, was, were, be, being, and been; the sense verbs look, taste, smell, feel, and sound; and verbs like become, seem, appear, grow, continue, stay, and turn. The verb in a sentence having a predicate nominative can always be replaced by the word equals. Examples: Mr. Johanson is a teacher. Mr. Johanson equals a teacher. A predicate nominative will never be in a prepositional phrase.

A direct object receives the action performed by the subject. The verb is always an action verb. Another way of saying it is that the subject does the verb to the direct object. Example: The car hit the tree. To find the direct object, say the subject and verb followed by whom or what. The car hit whom or what? Tree answers the question so tree is the direct object. If nothing answers the question whom or what, you know that there is no direct object. Example: The car sped past. The car sped whom or what? Nothing answers the question so the sentence has no direct object. The direct object must be a noun or pronoun. A direct object will never be in a prepositional phrase.

Instructions: Find the subjects, verbs, predicate nominatives, and direct objects in these sentences.

1. Mutt and Jeff were old comic characters.

2. Ila scraped and rubbed the old tub for hours.

3. He hit the ball hard and ran to first base.

4. Do you have the ticket or the money?

5. Well, the television program had too much violence and gore.


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Answers:

1. Mutt, Jeff = subjects / were = verb / characters = predicate nominative

2. Ila = subject / scraped, rubbed = verbs / tub = direct object

3. He = subject / hit = verb / ball = direct object // ran = verb

4. you = subject / do have = verb / ticket, money = direct objects

5. program = subject / had = verb / violence, gore = direct objects

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Lesson 114 - Parts of the Sentence - Subject/Verb, Predicate Nominatives, Direct Objects

A simple sentence is a group of words expressing a complete thought, and it must have a subject and a verb (predicate - some grammar books use the word predicate, but I will use verb). A verb shows action or state of being. Examples: The bell rang. The boy is here. The subject tells who or what about the verb. Examples: The bell rang. The boy is here. When finding the subject and the verb in a sentence, always find the verb first and then say who or what followed by the verb. Example: The bell rang. Find the verb - rang. Now say who or what rang? Bell rang. Bell is the subject.

A predicate nominative or predicate noun completes a linking verb and renames the subject. It is a complement or completer because it completes the verb. Predicate nominatives complete only linking verbs. The linking verbs include the following: the helping verbs is, am, are, was, were, be, being, and been; the sense verbs look, taste, smell, feel, and sound; and verbs like become, seem, appear, grow, continue, stay, and turn. The verb in a sentence having a predicate nominative can always be replaced by the word equals. Examples: Mr. Johanson is a teacher. Mr. Johanson equals a teacher. A predicate nominative will never be in a prepositional phrase.

A direct object receives the action performed by the subject. The verb is always an action verb. Another way of saying it is that the subject does the verb to the direct object. Example: The car hit the tree. To find the direct object, say the subject and verb followed by whom or what. The car hit whom or what? Tree answers the question so tree is the direct object. If nothing answers the question whom or what, you know that there is no direct object. Example: The car sped past. The car sped whom or what? Nothing answers the question so the sentence has no direct object. The direct object must be a noun or pronoun. A direct object will never be in a prepositional phrase.

Instructions: Find the subjects, verbs, predicate nominatives, and direct objects in these sentences.

1. Wow! There goes a yellow-bellied marmot.

2. Ferrets eat prairie dogs and have been reintroduced into some areas.

3. Some endangered animals are the cheetah, the meercats, and some marmosets.

4. My father and I cut and sawed the tree but never killed it.

5. You need more sleep and less television watching.


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Answers:

1. marmot = subject / goes = verb

2. ferrets = subject / eat = verb / prairie dogs = direct object // have been reintroduced = verb

3. animals = subject / are = verb / cheetah, meercats, marmosets = predicate nominatives

4. father, I = subjects / cut, sawed = verbs / tree = direct object // killed = verb / it =
direct object

5. you = subject / need = verb / sleep, watching = direct objects

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Lesson 113 - Parts of the Sentence - Subject/Verb, Predicate Nominatives, Direct Objects

A simple sentence is a group of words expressing a complete thought, and it must have a subject and a verb (predicate - some grammar books use the word predicate, but I will use verb). A verb shows action or state of being. Examples: The bell rang. The boy is here. The subject tells who or what about the verb. Examples: The bell rang. The boy is here. When finding the subject and the verb in a sentence, always find the verb first and then say who or what followed by the verb. Example: The bell rang. Find the verb - rang. Now say who or what rang? Bell rang. Bell is the subject.

A predicate nominative or predicate noun completes a linking verb and renames the subject. It is a complement or completer because it completes the verb. Predicate nominatives complete only linking verbs. The linking verbs include the following: the helping verbs is, am, are, was, were, be, being, and been; the sense verbs look, taste, smell, feel, and sound; and verbs like become, seem, appear, grow, continue, stay, and turn. The verb in a sentence having a predicate nominative can always be replaced by the word equals. Examples: Mr. Johanson is a teacher. Mr. Johanson equals a teacher. A predicate nominative will never be in a prepositional phrase.

A direct object receives the action performed by the subject. The verb is always an action verb. Another way of saying it is that the subject does the verb to the direct object. Example: The car hit the tree. To find the direct object, say the subject and verb followed by whom or what. The car hit whom or what? Tree answers the question so tree is the direct object. If nothing answers the question whom or what, you know that there is no direct object. Example: The car sped past. The car sped whom or what? Nothing answers the question so the sentence has no direct object. The direct object must be a noun or pronoun. A direct object will never be in a prepositional phrase.

Instructions: Find the subjects, verbs, predicate nominatives, and direct objects in these sentences.

1. In the woods the rain came down in torrents.

2. Jim will be waiting for you at the mall.

3. The reckless driver hit the deer and swerved into another car.

4. The policeman stopped to help and saved the man's life.

5. The men and women stopped and helped the lame horse and its rider.


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Answers:

1. rain = subject / came = verb

2. Jim = subject / will be waiting = verb

3. driver = subject / hit = verb, deer = direct object // swerved = verb

4. policeman = subject / stopped = verb // saved = verb / life =direct object

5. men, women = subjects / stopped, helped = verbs / horse, rider = direct objects

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Lesson 112 - Parts of the Sentence - Subject/Verb, Predicate Nominatives, Direct Objects

A simple sentence is a group of words expressing a complete thought, and it must have a subject and a verb (predicate - some grammar books use the word predicate, but I will use verb). A verb shows action or state of being. Examples: The bell rang. The boy is here. The subject tells who or what about the verb. Examples: The bell rang. The boy is here. When finding the subject and the verb in a sentence, always find the verb first and then say who or what followed by the verb. Example: The bell rang. Find the verb - rang. Now say who or what rang? Bell rang. Bell is the subject.

A predicate nominative or predicate noun completes a linking verb and renames the subject. It is a complement or completer because it completes the verb. Predicate nominatives complete only linking verbs. The linking verbs include the following: the helping verbs is, am, are, was, were, be, being, and been; the sense verbs look, taste, smell, feel, and sound; and verbs like become, seem, appear, grow, continue, stay, and turn. The verb in a sentence having a predicate nominative can always be replaced by the word equals. Examples: Mr. Johanson is a teacher. Mr. Johanson equals a teacher. A predicate nominative will never be in a prepositional phrase.

A direct object receives the action performed by the subject. The verb is always an action verb. Another way of saying it is that the subject does the verb to the direct object. Example: The car hit the tree. To find the direct object, say the subject and verb followed by whom or what. The car hit whom or what? Tree answers the question so tree is the direct object. If nothing answers the question whom or what, you know that there is no direct object. Example: The car sped past. The car sped whom or what? Nothing answers the question so the sentence has no direct object. The direct object must be a noun or pronoun. A direct object will never be in a prepositional phrase.

Instructions: Find the subjects, verbs, predicate nominatives, and direct objects in these sentences.

1. There has been a change in the schedule.

2. Who brought the cake and ice cream?

3. We saw and touched the baby panda at the zoo.

4. Larry was my best friend and married a girl from Las Vegas.

5. Oh, I lost my wallet and missed the bus for home.


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Answers:

1. change = subject / has been = verb

2. who = subject / brought = verb / cake, ice cream = direct objects

3. we = subject / saw, touched = verbs / panda = direct object

4. Larry = subject / was = verb / friend = predicate nominative // married = verb / girl = direct object

5. I = subject / lost = verb / wallet = direct object // missed = verb / bus = direct object

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Lesson 111 - Parts of the Sentence - Subject/Verb, Predicate Nominatives, Direct Objects

A simple sentence is a group of words expressing a complete thought, and it must have a subject and a verb (predicate - some grammar books use the word predicate, but I will use verb). A verb shows action or state of being. Examples: The bell rang. The boy is here. The subject tells who or what about the verb. Examples: The bell rang. The boy is here. When finding the subject and the verb in a sentence, always find the verb first and then say who or what followed by the verb. Example: The bell rang. Find the verb - rang. Now say who or what rang? Bell rang. Bell is the subject.

A predicate nominative or predicate noun completes a linking verb and renames the subject. It is a complement or completer because it completes the verb. Predicate nominatives complete only linking verbs. The linking verbs include the following: the helping verbs is, am, are, was, were, be, being, and been; the sense verbs look, taste, smell, feel, and sound; and verbs like become, seem, appear, grow, continue, stay, and turn. The verb in a sentence having a predicate nominative can always be replaced by the word equals. Examples: Mr. Johanson is a teacher. Mr. Johanson equals a teacher. A predicate nominative will never be in a prepositional phrase.

A direct object receives the action performed by the subject. The verb is always an action verb. Another way of saying it is that the subject does the verb to the direct object. Example: The car hit the tree. To find the direct object, say the subject and verb followed by whom or what. The car hit whom or what? Tree answers the question so tree is the direct object. If nothing answers the question whom or what, you know that there is no direct object. Example: The car sped past. The car sped whom or what? Nothing answers the question so the sentence has no direct object. The direct object must be a noun or pronoun. A direct object will never be in a prepositional phrase.

Instructions: Find the subjects, verbs, predicate nominatives, and direct objects in these sentences.

1. Our neighbors are from Australia.

2. Our best friends are visiting England.

3. Was Samuel ever in the army?

4. The basketball coach was a great example for the boys.

5. Was the circus a thrilling time for you?


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Answers:

1. neighbors = subject / are = verb

2. friends = subject / are visiting = verb / England = direct object

3. Samuel = subject / was = verb

4. coach = subject / was = verb / example = predicate nominative

5. circus = subject / was = verb / time = predicate nominative

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