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Direct Object
the object that receives the direct action of the verb
Indirect Object
Comes before the direct object. Tells to whom, for whom the action of the verb is done. (Claire threw JOSEPH the ball)
Predicate Adjective
follows a linking verb and describes the subject
Predicate Noun
Follows a linking verb and defines or renames the subject
Compound Sentence
a sentence with two or more coordinate independent clauses, often joined by one or more conjunctions
Action Verb
a verb that shows action
Linking Verb
an equating verb (such as 'be' or 'become') that links the subject with the complement of a sentence
subway
Identify the Direct Object: New Yorkers take the subway.
bicycles
Identify the Direct Object: Many Beijing residents ride bicycles.
people
Identify the Indirect Object: Mass transit offers people easy commutes.
Venetians
Identify the Indirect Object: Gondolas give Venetians romantic ideas.
Action
Identify the verb as a linking verb or action verb: Technology changes cities.
Linking
Identify the verb as a linking verb or action verb: The changes are rapid.
Linking
Identify the verb as a linking verb or action verb: The movie is intense.
Action
Identify the verb as a linking verb or action verb: Experience impacts people.
lucky
Identify the predicate adjective in the sentence: You usually feel lucky to know such a person.
extraordinary
Identify the predicate adjective in the sentence: Some people are extraordinary.
astronomer
Identify the predicate noun: Carolyn Shoemaker is an astronomer.
name
Identify the predicate noun: Black Beauty was the mare's name.
Tuesday
What word should the semicolon follow? The choir rehearsed late on Tuesday the director praised their hard work.
uncle
What word should the semicolon follow? Christine learned her music from her uncle he is a piano teacher.
of
Identify the preposition: Robots conduct a series of tests and experiments.
in
Identify the preposition: Robots in outer space perform useful functions.