Daily Grammar

Lesson 150

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. Eric and I were expecting someone, you.

EricS and IS were expectingta someoneDO,  

2. She found them in New York, Colette.

SheS foundta themDO in New York, ColetteNoA.

3. Do you like her best, Justin?

Dota youS liketa herDO best, JustinNoA?

4. The author might have been anyone.

The authorS might have beenil anyonePN.

5. Two people, you and he, must assist us in this effort.

Two peopleS, youApp and heApp, must assistta  
usDO in this effort.

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