posted by Amber
Read the following paragraphs and in the space provided below, identify each highlighted word as a direct object, an indirect object, a predicate nominative, or a predicate adjective.
Example: I enjoy  cooking but it can be hard  work.
1. direct object
2. predicate nominative
My dad has been giving  me cooking  lessons since last summer. At first, I was  reluctant to tell the guys because some of them think that cooking is a girl’s  job. Dad told me to remind them that we guys eat  meals just as often as girls do. He also said that cooking is an excellent  way for us to do our share of the work around the house.
My first attempts tasted  awful, but gradually I’ve become a fairly good  cook. The best main dish I make is chicken stew. Although stew doesn’t require the highest grade of chicken, a good baking hen will give  it a much better taste. I am always very  careful about choosing the vegetables, too. Maybe I am too  picky, but I use only the best  ingredients. When I serve my  family my stew, they say it is their favorite dish.
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