Daily Grammar

Lesson 159

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. My Uncle Bill runs a large and spacious horse ranch.

MyAdj Uncle BillS runsV a largeAdj and  
spacious horseAdj ranchDO.

2. Those small boys, Todd and Mark, have built many funny sand castles.

Those smallAdj boysS, ToddApp and MarkApp  
have builtV  
many funny sandAdj castlesDO.

3. The basketball player appeared restless but ready for the game.

The basketballAdj playerS appearedV restlessAdj  
but readyAdj for theAdj game.

4. Claudia, this frightened child has lost his mother.

ClaudiaNoA, this frightenedAdj childS has lostV  
hisAdj motherDO.

5. Your father seems very old and feeble now.

YourAdj fatherS seemsV very oldAdj and feebleAdj  

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