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I am having a hard time distinguishing predicate nominatives, predicate adjectives, and object of preposition. I need a couple good examples and good ways to determine if it is a Predicate nominative, predicate adjective, or object of prepoistion.

Thanks,
Mark K.
She is a girl. "A girl" is a predicative nominative.
She is pretty. "Pretty" is a predicative adjective.
She lives in that house. "That house" is a preposition's object.

paco
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Anonymous:
hey paco, nice answer.
i gotta a question for you- in a sentence where there seems to be two predicate nominatives, how do you know whether it's a predicate nominative or subject. for example, check this out- The champion gymnasts were the boy and his sister. the underlined parts- are they subjects or predicate nominatives?

-DaKash
Anonymoushey paco, nice answer.
i gotta a question for you- in a sentence where there seems to be two predicate nominatives, how do you know whether it's a predicate nominative or subject. for example, check this out- The champion gymnasts were the boy and his sister. the underlined parts- are they subjects or predicate nominatives?

-DaKash

They are predicate nominatives, because they "name" (again) the subject. A predicate adjective "describes" the previous subject.
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Hello Anon

It is a rule of English that the subject stands before the verb in a plain predicative sentence.

(1) The President is George Bush.
(2) George Bush is the President.
The two sentences seem the same in the meaning, but strictly speaking, they are slightly different. #1 says "The President is now George Bush". It implies another person could be the President at different times. #2 says George Bush is now the President but he could take another post at different times.

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Anonymous:
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Your explanation is perfect!!

A predicate nominative is a noun or a pronoun that follows a linking verb tand identifies, renames or explains the subject.

Here is an example:

Mammals are the only animals with hair. Animals is the predicate nominative.
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Anonymous:
I have a question if you were writing steps for predicate nominatives or predicate adjectives would ur last step be the verb is asking what to whom???
Anonymous:
To find PREDICATE NOMITIVE you have to find what it is renaming like here..... EXAMPLES DOWN BELOW

THOSE PEOPLE ARE TEXANS.

TEXANS ARE RENAMING PEOPLE LIKE THERE COULD BE A OTHER NOMITIVE LIKE...

THOSE PEOPLE ARE MEXICANS.

MEXICANS ARE RENAMING PEOPLE
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