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Posted by on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at 6:29pm.

What is the direct object, indirect object, predicate nomnitive or predicate adjective in the following 2 senteces? 1.It is a book about his experiences near Walden Pond in Massachussetts. 2. The book is full of inspiring quotations about his search for peronal freedom.

  • Grammar - , Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at 6:38pm

    1. It is a book (do)about his experiences near Walden Pond in Massachussetts.

    2. The book is full (pn) of inspiring quotations about his search for personal freedom.

  • Grammar - , Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at 6:50pm

    Thank you!!! Can you help with a couple more? 1. In 1845 he left his home and went to the woods near Walden Pond. 2. He built a small cabin for himself and lived there for 2 years. 3. His life at Walden Pond was an experiment in quiet solitude. 3. For Thoreau, nature seemed a peaceful and instructive companion. 4. His daily journal about his life and thoughts became Walden. I've answered them but I'm not at all sure about the answers. Thanks again!!

  • Grammar - , Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at 7:18pm

    1. In 1845 he left his home and went to the woods near Walden Pond.

    This is the main part of the sentence - he left his home and went

    1. Does it have an active verb or a linking verb?
    2. Did 'He' do something to something else?

    He built a small cabin for himself and lived there for 2 years.

    He built cabin and lived

    Look at this sentence and answer the same two questions....

    Repost with your answers and we will be happy to give you further help if needed.

  • Grammar - , Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at 7:27pm

    1. Yes, left is the active verb and what he did was leave his home.
    2. Active verb is built and he did it to the cabin.

  • Grammar - , Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at 7:18pm

    Anonymous is incorrect. In sentence 1, "book" is not a direct object. In sentence 2, "full" is not a predicate noun.

  • Grammar - , Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at 7:15pm

    .It is a book about his experiences near Walden Pond in Massachussetts.

    The word "book" is a predicate nominative. It and book are the same thing. 'Is " is a linking verb.

    2. The book is full of inspiring quotations about his search for peronal freedom.

    "full" is a predicate adjective. "book" is described by "full" and is LINKED by "is"

    Direct objects never follow linking verbs - am, is are, was, were, be, being, been.

  • Grammar - , Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at 7:47pm

    OK. So are these correct?? 1. Thoreau was a teacher (PN) in Concord Mass. 2. In 1845 he left his (IO) and went to the woods near Walden pond. 3. He built a small cabin (DO) for himself and lived there for 2 years. 4. His life at Walden pond was an experiment (PN) in quiet solitude. 5. For Thoreau nature seemed a peaceful (PA) and instructive companion. 6. His daily journal about his life and thoughts became Walden (DO).

  • Grammar - , Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at 8:28pm

    1 is correct
    2 is incomplete and not correct
    3 is correct
    4 is correct
    5 is not correct
    6 is correct

    Rethink #s 2 and 5 and repost please.

    =)

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