1. On Friday Esther showed the jeweler an antique necklace
On Friday = Prep phrase
Esther = Subject
showed = verb
Jeweler = indirect object
necklace = direct object
2. Dianna gave George a cold shoulder at the party.
Diana = Subject
George = indirect object
shoulder = direct object
at the party = prep phrase
3 The pilot told the crew chief about the damages
Pilot = Subject
told = verb
chief = indirect object
about the damages = prep phrase
4. Take the book to your mother
Take = verb
book = direct object
to your mother = prep phrase
5 Sandy“s throw to first base was short
Throw = subject
to first base = prep phrase
was = verb
short = predicate adjective
6. Maine“s eastern boundary is the western edge of the Atlantic Ocean
Boundary = subject
is = verb
edge = predicate noun
of the atlantic ocean = prep phrase
7. The grey-blue ocean stretched out before him
stretched = verb
before him = prep phrase
I see nothing wrong with #7.
Find the topics you need to study, and then read, read, read. There are quizzes here you could take, too.
PS - Does your text call predicate nouns and predicate adjectives "subject complements"?
thank you for your help
what about these questions
8. The Gerrards consider their son a genius
Gerrards = subject
Consider = verb
son = direct object
genius = ocject compliment
9. The committee elected George chairman
committee = subject
elected = verb
George = direct object
chairman = object compliment
10.Those mustard pickles taste too sour for me
Pickles = subject
taste = verb
sour = ?
for me = prep phase
11. The only car for him is one of those new GTO“s
Car = Subject
for = verb
is = linking verb
one of those new GTO“s = prep phrase
of = ?
8 and 9 are fine.
10 - http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/objects.htm#complement
11 needs re-thinking -- completely!
thank you again i answered them again and got 80%
The man in the back row brought his friends.
I need to identify the subject, verb, and any complements (direct object, indirect object, subject complement, objective complement) and the prepositional phrases
of the following sentances.
1. Harry's father is Seattle's wealthiest citizen.
2.The committe elected George chairman
3. Jason had a birthday party at his favorite Mexican restaurant.
4.Those mustard pickles taste too sour for me.
5.The only car for him is one of those new GTO's.
you are all illiterate. grammer? sentances? all these examples are copied from online. I am really concerned for education in America if this is how some schools are run.
@ Dick: You didn't capitalize anything that should be capitalized (except "America") and didn't put a question mark after "illiterate," so maybe you shouldn't be making fun of their questions. They are taking ONLINE courses so, of course, the examples should be "copied from online."
Most of these aren't correct.
all those are WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jason had a birthday party at his favorite Mexican restaurant
Of course they are taken from online courses because I am taking it myself. And let me tell you that I do have a hard time understanding English grammar. No matter how much time I spent with it, I get frustrated because it is hard for me. And just because they didn't spell something the right way do not judge them. They probably wrote it very quickly and didn't see the mistakes. I appreciate those people who helped.
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