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