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Subjects and Predicates Simple Subject: the key word(s) that tell who or what the sentence is about. Complete Subject: the simple subject plus any words that modify it. Simple Predicate: verb or verb phrase that tells about the subject Complete Predicate: simple predicate and any words that modify it.
Examples Kelsey Grammar starred in the TV show Frasier. simple subject simple predicate Dr. Frasier Crane, a radio host and psychiatrist, has a brother named Dr. Niles Crane. complete subjectverb complete predicate
Subject Complements…aka Predicate Adjective and Predicate Nominatives Both always follow a linking verb…what’s a linking verb? Predicate Adjective: an adjective in the predicate, that follows a linking verb, that modifies the subject. Predicate Nominative: a noun in the predicate, that follows a linking verb, that renames or identifies the subject.
Objects of Verbs Direct Object: thing (or person) that receives the action –Ex. Niles secretly loves Daphnie. Indirect Object: to whom, or for whom the action is done. Always comes between the verb and the direct object. –Ex. Niles even buys Daphnie presents.
Objective Complements Word(s) that follows a direct object that renames or describes that object. –Ex. Marty named his dog Eddie.
Kinds of Sentences Declarative: Makes a statement. –Ex. Frasier is one of my favorite TV shows. Interrogative: Asks a question. –Ex. Why is Frasier such a good show? Imperative: Gives a command. –Ex. Listen up. Exclamatory: Expresses a strong feeling. –Ex. Frasier and Niles are hilarious!