Daily Grammar

Lesson 148

Parts of the Sentence - Noun & Pronoun Review

A simple sentence is a group of words expressing a complete thought, and it must have a subject and a verb.  A predicate nominative or predicate noun completes a linking verb and renames the subject.  A direct object receives the action performed by the subject.  An appositive is a word or group of words that identifies or renames the noun or pronoun that it follows.  Nouns or nominatives of address are the persons or things to which you are speaking.

Transitive active verbs are the verbs in sentences with a direct object.  Transitive passive verbs have the subject receiving the action with the doer in a prepositional phrase or omitted in the sentence.  Intransitive linking are sentences with a predicate nominative or predicate adjective.  Intransitive complete are all the verbs that don't fit one of the other kinds of transitive or intransitive verbs.

Instructions: Find the verbs, subjects, predicate nominatives, direct objects, appositive, and nouns of address in these sentences and tell whether the verb is transitive active (ta), transitive passive (tp), intransitive linking (il), or intransitive complete (ic).

1. Mr. Hoyle introduced the speaker, a famous French educator.

Mr. Hoyle introducedta the speaker, a  
famous French educator.

2. Please answer the door, Fred.

Please answerta the door, Fred. (you  
understood)

3. Phil Clintock should not have been elected President.

Phil Clintock shouldil not  
have been electedil President.

4. No one enters my territory without permission and lives.

No one entersta my territory without  
permission and livesic.

5. The rehearsal has been changed, Jessica.

The rehearsal has been changedtp,  
Jessica.

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