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  1. Complements

  2. Predicate Nouns

  3. What is a predicate noun? • Definition: A predicate noun is a noun that appears with a subject and a linking verb. • The predicate noun renames the subject.

  4. Examples S LV PN • Wendy became a star overnight. S S LV PN 2. Whales and porpoises are mammals. S LV PN PN 3. The co-captains are Jane and Betsy. S LV PN 4. Julie will be our next president.

  5. Write each sentence and label the subject (S), linking verb (LV), and predicate noun (PN). • The former rivals became friends. • That tree might be a maple. • The young man is a beginner. • Broccoli and spinach are vegetables. • Balboa and Magellan were Spanish explorers. • Eddie will remain class treasurer for this year. • Susan is the best chef in the class. • John F. Kennedy became president at the age of forty-three.

  6. Predicate Adjectives

  7. What is a predicate adjective? • Definition: A predicate adjective is an adjective that appears with a subject and a linking verb. • A predicate adjective describes or modifies the subject.

  8. Examples S LV PA • This milk smells really sour. S LV PA 2. The bank teller became suspicious of the creepy visitor. S LV PA PA 3. The summer day was hot and muggy. S LV PA 4. The defendant’s story sounded fishy.

  9. Write each sentence and label the subject (S), linking verb (LV), and predicate adjective (PA). • The pages of the book were faded and dusty. • The crowd in the theater remained calm. • The wooden bridge looked unsafe. • The bike’s price seems high and overpriced. • My dog is playful and mischievous. • Eric became impatient with the slow service. • Aunt Sally appeared tired after her trip to Mexico. • Judy was nervous about the math test.