Off topic: Difference between \'predicate nominative\' and \'direct object\'
Thread poster: Claudia Alvis
| | Claudia Alvis
Local time: 21:24
I\'m having a really hard time trying to undestand the difference between those two concepts.
I know that the \'predicate nominative\' is a noun or pronoun used as a subject complement. So I understand that when the \'direct object\' is a noun then it is also a \'predicate nominative\'. Am I right here?
| | Marijke Mayer
Local time: 03:24
Dutch to English
| See the following hits for good explanations || Apr 22, 2003 |
I did a Google hit on\'predicate nominative and direct object\'
| Examples help || Apr 22, 2003 |
direct object (of an \"action\" verb) Something is done to a person or thing by the verb: the action verb
The boy hit the tree with a bat.
answer question:WHAT did he hit?
THE tree=direct object
When a man loves a woman, he can do wrong...
answer question: Who does a man love?
a woman= direct object
The dog swallowed the bone whole.
answer question: What did the dog swallow?
The bone=direct object
Ask a WHO OR WHAT question of the verb to find the object....
The part of the sentence AFTER THE NON-action verb OR intransitive verb, USUALLY BE but also such verbs as seem, appear, looked, that link the first part of the sentence to the second by saying something MORE about the subject....
The girl in the white dress is not a hostess.
EASY ONE: you can see that HOSTESS is a restatement of girl, it is a noun and adds information about her as a noun.
Seeing is believing
HARD ONE: Seeing is a noun and so is believing and it comes in the second part of the sentence after be and restates it.
The end of the story seems a drama to me.
MIDDLING ONE: end of the story is restated as a drama after the verb seems.
Questions to ask oneself to determine predicate nominative:
Is it a predicate? Something being said ABOUT THE SUBJECT
Is is after a non-action verb?
IS it a noun itself?
Then it\'s a predicate nominative....
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Difference between \'predicate nominative\' and \'direct object\'
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