Saturday, January 16, 2021

Quiz for Lessons 106 - 110 - Parts of the Sentence - Direct Object

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Instructions: Find the subjects, verbs, direct objects, and predicate nominatives in these sentences. They may be sentences with direct objects, compound verbs with separate direct objects, predicate nominatives, or without either a direct object or predicate nominative.

1. Someone must have dialed my number by mistake.

2. They hung up quickly.

3. I hate phone calls.

4. The girl combed her hair and brushed her teeth for her date.

5. The boy and the girl love their dogs.

6. Joe should have been captain of the debate team.

7. The soldier cleaned and polished his rifle.

8. The girls fished for hours without a bite.

9. Today was the warmest day in years.

10. You must do your lessons correctly.


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Answers:

1. someone = subject / must have dialed = verb / number = direct object

2. they = subject / hung = verb

3. I = subject / hate = verb / calls = direct object

4. girl = subject / combed = verb / hair = direct object // brushed = verb / teeth = direct object

5. boy, girl = subjects / love = verb / dogs = direct object

6. Joe = subject / should have been = verb / captain = predicate nominative

7. soldier = subject / cleaned, polished = verbs / rifle = direct object

8. girls = subject / fished = verb

9. today = subject / was = verb / day = predicate nominative

10. you = subject / must do = verb / lessons = direct object


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Friday, January 15, 2021

Lesson 110 - Parts of the Sentence - Direct Object

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A direct object receives the action performed by the subject. The verb used with a direct object is always an action verb. Another way of saying it is that the subject does the verb to the direct object. 
 
To find the direct object, say the subject and verb followed by whom or what. If nothing answers the question whom or what, you know that there is no direct object.
 
     Example: 
     The car hit the tree. 
     The car hit whom or what? 
     Tree answers the question, so tree is the direct object.
     The car hit the tree

     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. The direct object will not equal the subject as the predicate nominative, nor does it have a linking verb as a predicate nominative sentences does.

Direct objects may be compound. 

     Example:
     The car hit the tree and the fence.
     The car hit whom or what?
     Tree and fence answer the question, so tree and fence are the direct objects.
     The car hit the tree and the fence.

A sentence may have a compound verb with one direct object for both verbs. 

     Example: 
     The man mowed and raked the lawn
     The lawn received the action of being both mowed and raked by the man.
 
A sentence with a compound verb may have two different direct objects in it. 
 
     Example: 
     The dog ate the meat and drank some water
     The direct object for the verb ate is meat. 
     The direct object for the verb drank is water
     The dog didn't drink the meat or eat the water.

Instructions: Find the subjects, verbs, direct objects, and predicate nominatives in these sentences. They may be sentences with direct objects, compound verbs with separate direct objects, predicate nominatives, or without either a direct object or predicate nominative.

1. Jeanne was the chairperson of the dance committee.

2. The boys at the park played tag and ran races.

3. The baker cut and wrapped the bread.

4. The large round spaceship rose over the quiet city.

5. Jeff and Carl speak the same language.


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Answers:

1. Jeanne = subject / was = verb / chairperson = predicate nominative

2. boys = subject / played = verb / tag = direct object // ran = verb / races = direct object

3. baker = subject / cut, wrapped = verbs / bread = direct object

4. spaceship = subject / rose = verb / (There is no predicate nominative or direct object.)

5. Jeff, Carl = subjects / speak = verb / language = direct object


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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Lesson 109 - Parts of the Sentence - Direct Object

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A direct object receives the action performed by the subject. The verb used with a direct object is always an action verb. Another way of saying it is that the subject does the verb to the direct object. 
 
To find the direct object, say the subject and verb followed by whom or what. If nothing answers the question whom or what, you know that there is no direct object.
 
     Example: 
     The car hit the tree. 
     The car hit whom or what? 
     Tree answers the question, so tree is the direct object.
     The car hit the tree

     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. The direct object will not equal the subject as the predicate nominative, nor does it have a linking verb as a predicate nominative sentences does.

Direct objects may be compound. 

     Example:
     The car hit the tree and the fence.
     The car hit whom or what?
     Tree and fence answer the question, so tree and fence are the direct objects.
     The car hit the tree and the fence.

A sentence may have a compound verb with one direct object for both verbs. 

     Example: 
     The man mowed and raked the lawn
     The lawn received the action of being both mowed and raked by the man.
 
A sentence with a compound verb may have two different direct objects in it. 
 
     Example: 
     The dog ate the meat and drank some water
     The direct object for the verb ate is meat. 
     The direct object for the verb drank is water
     The dog didn't drink the meat or eat the water.

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

1. The football player changed his clothes and took a shower.

2. The speaker read his speech and answered some questions.

3. The carpenter fixed the door and painted the house.

4. The little girl played the piano and sang a song.

5. My neighbor mowed his lawn and watered the flowers.


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Answers:

1. player = subject / changed = verb / clothes = direct object // took = verb / shower = direct object

2. speaker = subject / read = verb / speech = direct object // answered = verb / questions = direct object

3. carpenter = subject / fixed = verb / door = direct object // painted = verb / house = direct object

4. girl = subject / played = verb / piano = direct object // sang = verb / song = direct object

5. neighbor= subject / mowed = verb / lawn = direct object // watered = verb / flowers = direct object


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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Lesson 108 - Parts of the Sentence - Direct Object

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A direct object receives the action performed by the subject. The verb used with a direct object is always an action verb. Another way of saying it is that the subject does the verb to the direct object. 
 
To find the direct object, say the subject and verb followed by whom or what. If nothing answers the question whom or what, you know that there is no direct object.
 
     Example: 
     The car hit the tree. 
     The car hit whom or what? 
     Tree answers the question, so tree is the direct object.
     The car hit the tree

     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. The direct object will not equal the subject as the predicate nominative, nor does it have a linking verb as a predicate nominative sentences does.

Direct objects may be compound. 

     Example:
     The car hit the tree and the fence.
     The car hit whom or what?
     Tree and fence answer the question, so tree and fence are the direct objects.
     The car hit the tree and the fence.

A sentence may have a compound verb with one direct object for both verbs. 

     Example: 
     The man mowed and raked the lawn
     The lawn received the action of being both mowed and raked by the man.

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

1. The worker sanded and painted the bookcase.

2. The cat chased and caught the mouse.

3. Mike wrapped and sent the package.

4. Mother cooked and served the meal to everyone at the party.

5. The cowboy rode and broke the wild horse.


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Answers:

1. The worker sanded and painted the bookcase.

2. The cat chased and caught the mouse.

3. Mike wrapped and sent the package.

4. Mother cooked and served the meal to everyone at the party.

5. The cowboy rode and broke the wild horse.


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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Lesson 107 - Parts of the Sentence - Direct Object

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A direct object receives the action performed by the subject. The verb used with a direct object is always an action verb. Another way of saying it is that the subject does the verb to the direct object. 
 
To find the direct object, say the subject and verb followed by whom or what. If nothing answers the question whom or what, you know that there is no direct object.
 
     Example: 
     The car hit the tree. 
     The car hit whom or what? 
     Tree answers the question, so tree is the direct object.
     The car hit the tree

     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. The direct object will not equal the subject as the predicate nominative, nor does it have a linking verb as a predicate nominative sentences does.

Direct objects may be compound. 
 
     Example: 
     The car hit the tree and the fence. 
     The car hit whom or what?  
     Tree and fence answer the question, so tree and fence are the direct objects.
     The car hit the tree and the fence.

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

1. The students of these lessons have studied subjects and verbs.

2. The hungry man ate cake, pie and rolls continually.

3. John wants a bicycle and a wagon for Christmas.

4. Everyone at the party enjoyed the hamburgers, hot dogs, potato chips and drinks.

5. Grandma left her umbrella and coat at our house.


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Answers:

1. students = subject / have studied = verb / subjects, verbs = direct objects

2. man = subject / ate = verb / cake, pie, rolls = direct objects

3. John = subject / wants = verb / bicycle, wagon = direct objects

4. Everyone = subject / enjoyed = verb / hamburgers, hot dogs, potato chips, drinks = direct objects

5. Grandma = subject / left = verb / umbrella, coat = direct objects


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Monday, January 11, 2021

Lesson 106 - Parts of the Sentence - Direct Object

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A direct object receives the action performed by the subject. The verb used with a direct object is always an action verb. Another way of saying it is that the subject does the verb to the direct object. 
 
To find the direct object, say the subject and verb followed by whom or what. If nothing answers the question whom or what, you know that there is no direct object.
 
     Example: 
     The car hit the tree. 
     The car hit whom or what? 
     Tree answers the question, so tree is the direct object.
     The car hit the tree

     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. The direct object will not equal the subject as the predicate nominative, nor does it have a linking verb as a predicate nominative sentences does.

Instructions: Find the subjects, verbs, and direct objects in the following sentences.

1. Paul built a doll house for Hayley.

2. The club members held a party in the park.

3. The audience cheered their favorite actors during the play.

4. Tiny children prefer short stories.

5. Terri really dialed a wrong number last night.


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Answers:

1. Paul built a doll house for Hayley.

2. The club members held a party in the park.

3. The audience cheered their favorite actors during the play.

4. Tiny children prefer short stories.

5. Terri really dialed a wrong number last night.
 

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