English grammar

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.

I thought i had them more or less right but when i turned them in i got 59% and i don't know what i have right or wrong
If you can please let me know what i have right and some hints about the wrong parts, because im having alot of trouble figuring all this out.

1. On Friday Esther showed the jeweler an antique necklace
On Friday = Prep phrase
Esther = Subject
showed = verb
Jeweler = Direct Object
necklace = object compliment

2. Dianna gave George a cold shoulder at the party.
Diana = Subject
gave= verb
George = Direct Object
shoulder = Object compliment
at the party = prep phrase

3 The pilot told the crew chief about the damages
Pilot = Subject
told = verb
chief = Direct object
about the damages = prep phrase

4. Take the book to your mother
Take = verb
book = subject
to your mother = prep phrase

5 Sandy´s throw to first base was short
Throw = subject
to first base = prep phrase
was = verb
short = subject compliment

6. Maine´s eastern boundary is the western edge of the Atlantic Ocean
Boundary = subject
is = verb
edge = subject compliment
of the atlantic ocean = prep phrase

7. The grey-blue ocean stretched out before him
ocean= subject
stretched = verb
before him = prep phrase

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asked by Eddie
  1. 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
    gave= verb
    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
    ocean= subject
    stretched = verb
    before him = prep phrase
    I see nothing wrong with #7.

    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/index2.htm
    Find the topics you need to study, and then read, read, read. There are quizzes here you could take, too.

  2. PS - Does your text call predicate nouns and predicate adjectives "subject complements"?

  3. 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 = ?

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    posted by Eddie
  4. 8 and 9 are fine.

    10 - http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/objects.htm#complement

    11 needs re-thinking -- completely!

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

  5. thank you again i answered them again and got 80%

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    posted by Eddie
  6. The man in the back row brought his friends.

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    posted by Rick
  7. 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.

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    posted by Michael
  8. you are all illiterate. grammar? sentances? all these examples are copied from online. I am really concerned for education in America if this is how some schools are run.

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  9. @ !@#$%^&: 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."

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    posted by Marilyn
  10. Most of these aren't correct.

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    posted by Heat
  11. all those are WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    posted by lakers
  12. Jason had a birthday party at his favorite Mexican restaurant

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  13. 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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  14. This is BS!!! the majority of these are wrong:( put real answers not BS.

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  15. For future reference, you can not have a direct object and a predicate noun/subject compliment (they're the same thing) in the same sentence.

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  16. 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
    gave= verb
    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 = Direct 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 = linking verb
    short = subject compliment

    6. Maine´s eastern boundary is the western edge of the Atlantic Ocean
    Boundary = subject
    is = Linking verb
    edge = subject compliment
    of the atlantic ocean = prep phrase

    7. The grey-blue ocean stretched out before him
    ocean = subject
    stretched = verb
    before him = prep phrase

    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 = Linking verb
    sour = Subject Compliment
    for me = prep phase

    11. The only car for him is one of those new GTO´s
    Car = Subject
    for him = prep phrase
    is = linking verb
    one = subject compliment
    of those new GTO´s = prep phrase

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