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27 Cards in this Set

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that part about which something is being said.
Faculty and students
that part which says something about the subject
planned a new class schedule
complete subject
the whole subject
the old book on the table
simple subject
the principal word or group of words in the subject
complete predicate
the whole predicate
planned a dynamic new course curriculum
simple predicate or verb
the principal word or group of words in the predicate
compound subject
consists of two or more subjects that are joined by a conjunction and have the same verb
compound verb
consists of two or more verbs that are joined by a conjunction and have the same subject
complements; 3 types
expresses a complete thought by means of a subject and verb only
The girl "cried."
Everybody "left".
objects (a type of complement)
receive or are affected by the action of the verb.
direct object
receives the action of the verb or shows the result of the action. Answers "what" or "whom".
indirect object
precedes the direct object and usually tells "to whom" or "for whom" the action of the verb is done
subject complements
refer to (explain, describe, or identify) the subject
predicate nominative
a noun or pronoun complement that refers to the same person or thing as the subject of the verb. It follows a "linking verb."
He will be "president" next year.
predicate adjective
an adjective complement that modifies the subject of the verb. It also follows a linking verb
The stray dog was very "thin."
compound complements
two or more complements joined by a conjunction.
She was "tired and hungry."
The laboratory results showed protein in the urine.
results-simple subject
protein-direct object
The daughter and son told me the story.
daughter and son-compound subject
me-indirect object
story-direct object
Examination revealed exquisite tenderness and guarding of the abdomen.
tenderness and guarding-compound direct objective
Dr. Smith is a specialist in reproductive health and excellent with this particular problem.
Dr. Smith-subject
specialist-predicate nominative
excellent-predicate adjective
Upon admission, the patient received fluids and oxygen and improved on this regimen.
received and improved-compound verb
fluids, oxygen-compound direct objects of received
Despite aggressive chemotherapy, the tumor was unaffected and continued its progression.
was unaffected, continued-compound verb
progression-direct object of continued
She was given at-home care directions and told to follow up with me.
was told, given-compound verb
directions-direct object of was given
to follow up with me-direct object of told
Take the medicine with food and call me tomorrow.
You-subject, implied
take; call-compound verb
medicine-direct object of take
me-direct object of call
Whatever is wrong will be determined by diagnostic testing.
whatever is wrong-subject
will be determined-verb
The patient never claimed to be disoriented but did seem confused on questioning.
claimed; seemed-compound verb
to be disoriented-direct object of claimed
confused-predicate adjective
In the following sentences, identify
the subject
direct objects
indirect objects
predicate nominatives
predicate adjectives