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Predicates, Objects, Complements

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One of the two main parts of a sentence or clause, modifying the subject and including the verb, objects, or phrases governed by the verb.
(She dances) is a verb-only ___________.
simple, compound, complete
The three types of predicate are: _________, _________, and __________:
simple predicate
A __________ _________ consists of only a (verb, verb string, or compound verb).
compound predicate
A _________ __________ consists of (two or more) such predicates connected.
complete predicate
A ________ __________ consists of the verb and all accompanying modifiers and other words that receive the action of a transitive verb or complete its meaning.
predicate adjective
A __________ _________ follows a linking verb and tells us something about the subject.
predicate nominative
A ____ ____ follows a linking verb and tells us what the subject is.
what, who
To find the object of a sentence, ask ______? or ______? after the verb.
direct object
A _______ ________ is the (receiver of action) within a sentence.
An object is _______ when there isn't (or there couldn't be) a preposition between the verb and the object.
object complement
An _________ _______ renames or describes the direct object.
indirect object
The _________ _________ identifies (to or for whom or what) the action of the verb is performed.
An __________ object is where there is (or there could be) a preposition between the verb and the object.
A ____________ is any word or phrase that completes the sense of a subject, an object, or a verb.
You have a ________ when the subject is separated by an action verb (transitive or intransitive).
subject complement
When a copular verb (linking verb) is used to separate the subject from (the rest), you have a:
Copular (or Linking)
____________ verbs are verbs that show a state or condition rather than a dynamic action.
(Ben reads the book) is a (verb + direct object ___________).
(Ben's mother, Felicity, gave me a present) is a (verb + indirect obj + direct obj _________).
(She listened to the radio) is a (verb + prepositional obj ___________).
(They elected him president) is a (verb + obj + predicative noun ____________).