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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.
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Sorry - I'm new to this forum and can't figure out how else to post except to reply to your post. One more predicate noun/adjective question. The grammar book gives examples like:

Predicate noun: The cat is black.

Predicate adj: The cat is mangy.

But then the very first sentence where I'm supposed to identify p. noun or p. adj. says:

The teacher was a tall man.

So is there both a p. adj and a p. noun there or is the adjective not considered predicate? None of the examples had a noun being modified by an adjective, so I really don't know what to put!

Thanks,

Emily
Hi,

One more predicate noun/adjective question. The grammar book gives examples like:

Predicate noun: The cat is black. 'Black' is an adjective here, not a noun.

Predicate adj: The cat is mangy.



But then the very first sentence where I'm supposed to identify p. noun or p. adj. says:



The teacher was a tall man. I'd say that the predicate consists of the phrase 'a tall man', which is made up of a noun qualified by an adjective. I don't see why you shouldn't call these two words 'a predicate noun' and 'a predicate adjective'.

So is there both a p. adj and a p. noun there or is the adjective not considered predicate? None of the examples had a noun being modified by an adjective, so I really don't know what to put!

Best wishes, Clive
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Ahhh!!! i have a test soon on this stuff and i dont quite understand Predicate nouns and Predicate adjectives. How would you find and label them in a sentance?
Hi,

Consider a sentence like Mary bought a car.

Can you find the predicate? What is it?

Clive


car



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basicly predacate nominative is a noun in the predacate. so first you have to find the subject.

Example- Our teacher is Ms. Nancy.

^ ^

subject pred. nom.



predicate adjective is an adjective in the predicate.

Example- Ms. Nancy is our teacher.

^ ^

subject pred. adj.

so a predicate adjective or nominative is a word that tells whom or what the subject is.

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gymnasts is the subject
boy and sister are both predicate nominatives
 also remember that predicate nominative/adjectives are only for linking verbs, if it is an action verb than you call them direct/ indirect objects.

Example:
I gave Bob 5 dollars
Gave is the verb
Bob is the indirect object
5 dollars is the direct object
this is because you GAVE 5 dollars and you GAVE them to Bob
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i have the same issue! Ive been taking the online tests and other things to help me out! it helps alot!
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