Complements

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direct object

receives the action of the verb

indirect object

comes between the action verb and the direct object and answers "to whom?" "to what?" "for whom?" or "for what?"

predicate adjective

follows a linking verb and describes the subject

predicate nominative

follows a linking verb and renames the subject

direct object

if you have an indirect object, you must also have a

linking verbs

predicate nominatives and predicate adjectives follow

linking verb

In this sentence, "The turkey tasted good," "tasted" is a (n)

action verb

In this sentence, "I tasted the turkey," "tasted" is a (n)

nouns or pronouns

The part of speech a predicate nominative is

what or whom

Direct objects answer

subject

What part of the SENTENCE is the quoted word?
"Cats" are interesting mammals.

simple predicate

What part of the SENTENCE is the quoted word?
Cats "are" interesting mammals.

predicate nominative

What part of the SENTENCE is the quoted word?
Cats are interesting "mammals".

direct object

What part of the SENTENCE is the quoted word?
I described its "events."

simple predicate

What part of the SENTENCE is the quoted word?
I "described" its events.

indirect object

What part of the SENTENCE is the quoted word?
I gave the" fish" a bath.

predicate adjective

What part of the SENTENCE is the quoted word?
Mrs. Denton's class is "awesome."

predicate nominative

What part of the SENTENCE is the quoted word?
A test can be a learning "experience."

simple predicate

What part of the SENTENCE is the quoted word?
Hermit crabs find and "inhabit" empty shells of other animals.

direct object

What part of the SENTENCE is the quoted word?
I wear "clothes" with simple patterns.

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