Daily Grammar

Lesson 147

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 objectTransitive passive verbs have the subject receiving the action with the doer in a prepositional phraseA prepositional phrase starts with a preposition, ends with an object, and may have modifiers between the proposition and object of the preposition.
Source: Lesson 71
or omitted in the sentence.  Intransitive verbs have no receiver of the action.  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, appositives, 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. He signaled Rulon, his son-in-law in New Jersey, and informed him.

HeS signaledta RulonDO, his son-in-lawApp in  
New Jersey, and informedta 

2. The alarm clock had been set in the evening.

The alarm clockS had been settp in the  

3. Our special guest for tonight is Mr. McMillan, our honored mayor.

Our special guestS for tonight isil  
Mr. McMillanPN, our honored 

4. There will be a surprise present for the family.

There will beic a surprise presentS for the  

5. A box of gold coins and precious jewels was recently found in our back yard.

A boxS of gold coins and precious jewels wastp recently foundtp in  
our back yard. 

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