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    Arrow Predicate and Object Noun!

    You told me about subject noun now i want to learn about predicate noun and object Noun actually i am little confused to pick predicate noun and object noun in a sentence mostly i picked wrong one. So please help me tell me main difference between them and give mein examples like you gave me before this in subject Noun.

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    OK. Let's do it this way: send us a few of the sentences you're having diffiuclty with, and we'll go over them together.

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    Arrow Re: Predicate and Object Noun!

    Actually i dont have sentence because sir gave me one page in which paragraph is written but now this paragraph is not with me You just give me some examples and tell me main differences between Predicate Noun and Object Noun Just like tdol told me that Subject noun always come before main verb . Okay i hope you help me in this way. You all are great persons because you all help us . and solve our problems .

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    OK. I see. No worries.

    A predicate noun is more commonly known as a subject complement. It's a noun that comes after the verb and refers back to the subject, and it only occurs with linking verbs, so it's easy to spot.

    Here is a list of linking verbs.

    am, is, are, was, were, be, been, will be
    become, appear, taste, prove, grow, look, remain, seem, feel, sound

    Here are examples of predicate nouns.

    She is a doctor. She = doctor
    They were neighbours. They = neighbours
    We remained friends. We = friends

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    Arrow Re: Predicate and Object Noun!

    Okay you tell me about predicate noun then what about Object Noun. You gave me few examples as well but in my point of view.

    She is a Doctor. She(Subject Noun) Doctor(Object Noun)

    so please i am still confused i hope you dont mind. Please gave me definition about object noun as well and also gave me two or three sentences just for my test then i will give u answers if i give u right answers then it means that i understand. Okay Bye take care.

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    Both the direct object and the predicate noun come after the verb. What you need to do is look at the verb and decide if it's a linking verb or not a linking verb. If it's a linking verb, then the noun is a predicate noun, and if it's not a linking verb then the noun is a direct object. With linking verbs, the noun is called a predicate noun. (Please see the list of linking verbs I provided before)

    She is a Doctor. (Predicate Noun. "is" linking verb)
    She washed the car. (Direct object. "washed" non-linking verb)

    TEST sentences:

    1. Max likes pizza.
    2. Sam gave the book to Pat.
    3. We are students.
    4. She baked a cake.

    Afterwards, let's talk about indirect objects.

    Answers:
    1. The noun "pizza" is a _____________.
    2. The noun "book" is a__________.
    3. The noun "students" is a__________.
    4. The noun "cake" is a ___________.

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    1. The Noun "pizza" is a Object Noun.

    2. The Noun "book" is a Object Noun.

    3. The Noun "Student" is a Predicate Noun.

    4. The Noun "Cake" is a Object Noun.


    you gave me linking verb then its essential to memorise them there are so many how can i remember them and i think there are also many linking verb except them. Okay anyway here is my test . we will discuss more okay.
    And one thing more with the help of you and your team i gain 85% in my english class test so today is also a test pray for me.
    Last edited by Farhaj; 07-Mar-2005 at 08:11.

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    Hey Casiopea Are you there! Please tolerate me little bit more and look at my answers. and give me grade. i am waiting and i also ask you some more questions. and what about Indirect Objects? okay nice to see you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farhaj
    1. The Noun "pizza" is a Object Noun.

    2. The Noun "book" is a [Direct] Object Noun.

    3. The Noun "Student" is a Predicate Noun.

    4. The Noun "Cake" is a Object Noun.
    Answers:
    1. Max likes pizza. (predicate noun)
    => "like" is a linking verb.

    Note, "like" expresses a state. Max didn't do anthing to the pizza. Max just likes pizza. Linking verbs express states; non-linking verb have the subject doing something to the direct object. Remember, it's called a "direct" object, not just "object".

    2. Sam gave the book to Pat. (direct object)
    => "gave" is not a linking verb.

    3. We are students. (predicate nominal)
    => "are" is a linking verb.

    4. She baked a cake. (direct object)
    => "baked" is not a linking verb.

    About indirect objects:

    Some verbs take more than one object, and the second object is called the indirect object. Example,

    She gave the book to Pat.

    The indirect object is required by the verb. If it's omitted, the sentence doesn't make sense:

    She gave the book. (Huh? Who did she give the book to?)

    The indirect object can switch places with the direct object, and when that happens the preposition is often omitted:

    She gave the book to Pat => She gave Pat the book.

    Does that help? If not, please let us know.

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    Yes Certainly you help me more than my English Teacher. Now i am cofused about indirect Object You tell me that some verb take more than one object but my teacher doesnt tell me about that now tell how can i ask to my teacher to explain me lot more and help also other pupil in the class. I understand from you and your point of view very clearly but it needs practice so i am finding difficulty please tell me where i practice myself. And really you help me very very thankful to you. anyway now a days we are studying about pronoun and we also did kinds of pronoun 1. Subject Pronoun 2.Object pronoun 3.Possessive Pronoun 4.Reflexive Pronoun. so plz tell me a very handsome question about reflexive Pronoun which i put on my teacher.
    And one more thing i have heard from you about what is direct object? means its a object noun or other thing. and what is predicate nominal i have heard first time from you. okay bye take care yourself.
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