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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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That's right.
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gymnasts is the subject and were is the verb (linking) so the boy and his sister are predicate nominatives. ask youself this.."the champion gymnasts are whom?" "the gymnasts were whom, boy and sister. Emotion: smile
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bought a car would be the complete predicate
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CliveConsider a sentence like Mary bought a car.

Can you find the predicate? What is it?
Okay here goes.. A predicate nominative is a noun that renames the subject, and can be swapped with the subject and still retain the sentence's same meaning. Example: Clifford is my dog. The word 'dog' would be a predicate nominative, as it can be rearranged to say 'My dog is Clifford' and have the same meaning.

Predicate adjective is basically an adjective that describes a noun with the help of a linking verb. Very basic. Example: Clifford is red. The word 'red' would be a predicate adjective. Note that predicate adjectives NEVER come before the verb. For instance, 'The red dog' would not qualify the word 'red' as a predicate adjective because it is not joined by a linking verb.

Hope this helps!
,Tony
The noun or adjective that is equal to your subject is the PA or PN. The adjective you are referring to is the word tall, correct? OK tall is describing man. I teach my students to identify their articles and the noun that they are referring to. Most of the words between article and its noun will be modifiers for that noun.

I also do what I call a LINKING test

subject is equal to ____???___

teacher was man ----tall just tells me what kind of man.
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wow your smart
an example is:

Tanya says she isgoing to the prom.Emotion: big smile

She restates tanya as tthe subject and is the linking verb
Predicate Nominative:

It is a word that RENAMES THE SUBJECT and COMES AFTER THE VERB.

Ex: Cassie is a good student. - Student RENAMES Cassie.

Predicate Adjective:

It is an adjective that DESCRIBES THE SUBJECT and COMES AFTER THE VERB.

Ex: The purse was cute. - Cute DESCRIBES purse.

Object of Preposition:

It is the noun or pronoun that comes after the preposition. (Here is a list of prepositions:

http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/prepositions-list.htm )

Ex: She left her shoes beside the door. - Beside is the preposition. Door is the object of preposition.

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in a sentece such as:

recently, she became a bibliophile by collecting many books...

is there a pa or a pn?
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