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Predicate Nouns and Predicate Adjectives

Taylor McCleary & Carly Wirick
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Mindy Henderson

on 2 November 2016

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Transcript of Predicate Nouns and Predicate Adjectives

What is a predicate noun?
PREDICATE ADJECTIVES &
PREDICATE NOUNS
Predicate Adjectives:
A single noun or noun phrase that follows a linking verb and renames the subject.
is an adjective that appears with a linking verb and describes the subject of the sentence.
Linking Verb:
How do you find a predicate adjective?
Predicate Adjective
Predicate Noun
Does not express action. Instead, connects the subject of the verb to the info about the subject.
Includes: am, is, are, was, were, be, being, been
First locate the subject.
Second, find the verb and determine whether the verb is a linking verb or an action verb.
If the verb is an action verb there is no predicate noun. If the verb is a linking verb then there is a predicate noun.
http://www.ehow.com/how_5053883_predicate-nominative-sentence.html
Credit:
The predicate noun is the noun that comes after the linking verb. The predicate noun also gives information about (renames) the subject of the sentence.
Practice Quiz For Predicate Adjectives:
http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=know-your-predicate-adjectives
First, locate the subject.
Second, find the verb and determine whether the verb is a linking verb or an action verb.
If the verb is an action verb there is no predicate adjective. If the verb is a linking verb than there is a predicate adjective.
The predicate adjective is the adjective that comes after the linking verb. The predicate adjective also describes the subject of the sentence.
Is it a possibility to have both a predicate adjective and a predicate noun in the same sentence?
http://grammar.about.com/od/pq/g/predicatenominativeterm.htm
Yes, you can have both of them in one sentence.
Examples:
The ground looks swampy.
School can be fun, helpful, and sometimes boring.
A sentence can also have more than one predicate adjective.
Frankenmuth, Michigan sounded exciting and wonderful.
The Dubois Mall appeared especially busy on Saturday.
The weather felt too cold to be spring.
The dog remained perfectly still until his owner called for him.

She

is

a house

wife

and quite

happy
.
For example:
subject
linking verb
predicate nominative
predicate adjective
How do you find a predicate noun?
Examples:
Mr. Overly is a rapper.
She is a ninja.
He is a thief in disguise.
Bob is a builder.
Subject
linking verb
P.A.
The computer was colorful but also expensive.
subject
subject
subject
subject
subject
linking verb
linking verb
linking verb
linking verb
linking verb
P.A.
P.A.
P.A.
P.A.
P.A.
P.A.
P.A.
P.A.
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