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1 Predicate Adjectives and Predicate Nominatives ENGLISH I
2 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.
3 Predicate of a sentence Two parts of a sentence:Subject and PredicateThe predicate INCLUDES A VERB and describes the subject*Follows a linking verb*
4 Examples:They were absent from school.What were they?The Rose smells fresh.How did it smell?
5 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.