Daily Grammar

Lesson 149

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. Neither the electrician nor his assistant had the right parts.

Neither the electricianS nor his assistantS hadta the right partsDO.

2. On the golf course Jim hit two trees and a sand trap.

On the golf course JimS hitta two treesDO  
and a sand trapDO.

3. For most people, life is a struggle.

For most people, lifeS isil a strugglePN.

4. The bus driver could hardly see the edge of the road.

The bus driverS couldta hardly seeta the  
edgeDO of the road.

5. Barbara, two groups, they and we, stayed to the end.

BarbaraNoA, two groupsS, theyApp and weApp, stayedic to the end.

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