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Predicate Adjectives and Predicate Nominatives. ENGLISH I. Remember: A direct object can only follow an ACTION VERB. What do we do if we have a linking verb?

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Remember:

  • A direct object can only follow an ACTION VERB.
  • What do we do if we have a linking verb?
  • 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.
predicate of a sentence
Predicate of a sentence
  • Two parts of a sentence:
  • Subject and Predicate
  • The predicate INCLUDES A VERB and describes the subject
  • *Follows a linking verb*
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Examples:

  • They were absent from school.
  • What were they?
  • The Rose smells fresh.
  • How did it smell?
predicate nominatives nouns
Predicate Nominatives (Nouns)
  • A predicate nominative or predicate noun completes a linking verb and renames the subject.
  • *Predicate nominatives complete only linking verbs.*
  • 1. An honest man should have been the leader of the country.
  •  2. Curt's favorite toy is his big truck. 
  • 3. Students' favorite food must be pizza.