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Linking Verbs. Predicate Nominatives. Review. 2 Part Definition of a Linking Verb: NO action! Links the subject to something Predicate Nominative Predicate Adjective. Predicate Nominative. Definition: A noun or pronoun that renames the subject of the sentence. Examples.

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linking verbs

Linking Verbs

Predicate Nominatives

review
Review

2 Part Definition of a Linking Verb:

  • NO action!
  • Links the subject to something
    • Predicate Nominative
    • Predicate Adjective
predicate nominative
Predicate Nominative

Definition:

  • A noun or pronoun that renames the subject of the sentence
examples
Examples

Ok, let’s get started…

  • Mrs. Nardi is my teacher.
  • Adey appears a good dancer.

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TIP

Double check predicate nominatives.

step 1
Step 1

Replace the linking verb with the correct form of “be”

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Step 1

Example:

Adey appears a good dancer.

Adey is a good dancer.

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Step 2

Invert the sentence.

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Step 2

Example:

Adey is a good dancer.

A good dancer is Adey.

practice
Practice
  • The tree is an evergreen.
  • Small children grow tall.
  • Schools remain buildings.
  • Some fruits are apples and oranges.
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TIP

Sentences CAN have compound predicate nominatives.

compound predicate nominatives
Compound Predicate Nominatives

Example:

  • Some students in 5th period are Jacob and Grant.

I’m really tall.

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Step 1
  • Some students in 5th period are Jacob and Grant.
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Step 2

Some students in 5th period are Jacob and Grant.

Jacob and Grant are some students in 5th period.

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TIP

To check an interrogative sentence (a question), you must add another step.

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Step ?

Change the question into a statement.

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Step ?

Example:

  • Are you a basketball player?
  • You are a basketball player.
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Step 1
  • You are a basketball player.
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Step 2

You are a basketball player.

A basketball player is you.

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Practice
  • Is banana crème a type of pie?
  • Are Tyler and Olivia the best math students?