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Could someone let me know if I am on the right track?

I need to find the predicate nouns. If there is none I need to write none.

1.The ancestors of the lnuit people were Asians. PN-Asians
2.They had probably crossed the Bering Sea in umiaks. PN-Bering Sea
3.Umiaks are large boats made of skin. PN-Umiaks
4.Long ago, the Inuits became skilled and efficient hunters. PN-Inuits
5.They are also talented storytellers. PN-storytellers
6.Most of their stories have been traditional tales. PN-tales
7. The tales describe Inuit life in a harsh climate. PN-Inuit
8.They also tell about courage and love of family. PN-courage, love
9. Inuit stories are a record of the past for young people. PN-Inuit
10.Many of the tales ar passed down fom one generation to the next. PN-generation

  • English -

    1. Correct.
    2. No. Bering Sea is the direct object of the verb "crossed." It can't be a PN because it doesn't mean the same as the subject, "They."
    3. No. What is the subject of this sentence?
    4. No. What is the subject of this sentence?
    5. Correct.
    6. Correct.
    7. There is no PN in this sentence. Life is the direct object and Inuit describes it.
    8. No. Please try again.
    9. No. Inuit is an adjective describing the subject. Please try again.
    10. No. Generation is in a prepositional phrase and can't be the PN.

    Please study this web site about predicate nominatives.

    http://grammar.uoregon.edu/nouns/predicateN.html

    If you repost your answers tomorrow, we'll be glad to help you.

  • English -

    Check the answers in
    3. boats
    4. hunters
    7. climate
    9. record

  • English -

    3. boats
    4. hunters
    7. life
    9. record

  • English -

    Sorry -- but one of Anonymous's answers is wrong.

  • English -

    #2-crossed
    #3- boats
    #4-hunters
    #8-family
    #9-stories
    #10-tales

    Are these right? Guess I wasn't off to a very good start!

  • English -

    1.The ancestors of the lnuit people were Asians. PN-Asians yes
    2.They had probably crossed the Bering Sea in umiaks. PN-Bering Sea none; "crossed" is an action verb; doesn't have a PN
    3.Umiaks are large boats made of skin. PN-boats -- yes
    4.Long ago, the Inuits became skilled and efficient hunters. PN-hunters -- yes
    5.They are also talented storytellers. PN-storytellers yes
    6.Most of their stories have been traditional tales. PN-tales yes
    7. The tales describe Inuit life in a harsh climate. PN-none; "describe" is an action verb, cannot have a PH
    8.They also tell about courage and love of family. PN-none; "tell" is an action verb; no PN
    9. Inuit stories are a record of the past for young people. PN-record
    10.Many of the tales are passed down fom one generation to the next. PN-none; "are passed (down)" is an action verb; no PN

    It looks as if you need to review how to identify all the parts of a sentence. You still aren't clear on subjects, types of verbs (action or linking), direct objects, objects of prepositions, not to mention predicate noun or predicate adjective. Here are some sites where you can re-study these:

    http://www.ucalgary.ca/UofC/eduweb/grammar/index.htm

    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/subjects.htm

    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/verbs.htm

    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/objects.htm#predicate

    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/objects.htm

    =)

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