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What are the five common sentence patterns?
a. answer what questions?
b. always follows what?
- a. 'What?' or 'Whom?'
b. an action verb
Ex: The komodo dragon eats people.
What 3 things must a sentence have?
A subject, verb, and complete thought.
a. are always between what and what?
b. answers what questions?
- a. action verb and direct object
- b. 'To whom?', 'For whom?', 'To what?', or 'For what?'
Ex: Jacob gave Bella love.
Bella is the indirect object.
What are the two types of subject complements?
Predicate adjectives and predicate nominatives
Predicate nominatives (predicate nouns):
a. follow what?
b. identify or rename what?
- a. linking verbs
- b. the subject
Ex: The judge is a woman.
Woman is the predicate nominative.
a. follows what?
b. modifies what?
a. linking verbs
b. the subject
Ex: Jim is tall.
Tall is the predicate adjective.