Daily Grammar

Lesson 156

Parts of the Sentence - Nouns, Pronouns, & Adjectives Review

Instructions: Using all the knowledge learned in the previous lessons, find the verbs, subjectsThe subject tells who or what about the verb.  Source: Lesson 91, predicate nominativesA predicate nominative or predicate noun completes a linking verb and renames the subject. It is a complement or completer because it completes the verb. Predicate nominatives complete only linking verbs. The verb in a sentence having a predicate nominative can always be replaced by the word equals.  Source: Lesson 101, direct objectsA direct object receives the action performed by the subject. The verb used with a direct object is always an action verb. Another way of saying it is that the subject does the verb to the direct object.
Source: Lesson 106
, appositivesAn appositive is a word or group of words that identifies or renames the noun or pronoun that it follows. It is set off by commas unless closely tied to the word that it identifies or renames. ("Closely tied" means that it is needed to identify the word.) An appositive can follow any noun or pronoun.  Source: Lesson 126, nouns of addressNouns or nominatives of address are the persons or things to which you are speaking. They are set off from the rest of the sentence by a comma or commas, may have modifiers, and are not related to the rest of the sentence grammatically. You can remove them and a complete sentence remains. Source: Lesson 131, and adjectivesAdjectives modify or affect the meaning of nouns and pronouns and tell us which, whose, what kind, and how many about the nouns or pronouns they modify. They come before the noun or pronoun they modify except for the predicate adjective which comes after a linking verb and modifies the subject. Source: Lesson 151 in the following sentences.

1. The two little boys wore their new suits.

The two littleAdj boysS woreV their newAdj suitsDO.

2. Audrey, your new house has many beautiful features.

AudreyNoA, your newAdj houseS hasV  
many beautifulAdj featuresDO.

3. The howling wind frightened the small children.

The howlingAdj windS frightenedV the smallAdj  
childrenDO.

4. That idea is brilliant, John.

ThatAdj ideaS isV brilliantPN, JohnNoA.

5. George Washington, our first President, was also a great general.

George WashingtonS, our firstAdj  
PresidentApp, wasV also a greatAdj generalPN.

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