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Last reply by: Professor Hendershot
Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:47 AM

Post by Rosa Avila on January 2, 2014

I thought there were five sentence patterns not four. The fifth being: Subject--Verb--Direct Object--Object Complement.
Ex: The parents consider the child a genius.

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Last reply by: Professor Hendershot
Mon Dec 9, 2013 1:08 PM

Post by Rosa Avila on December 7, 2013

In the sentence, "Eager for an extra meal, the dog snapped at the image.", what is "Eager for an extra meal" modifying? Is it dog?

In the sentence, "Contrary to popular belief, most species of snakes are not poisonous.", what is "Contrary to popular belief" modifying?

In the sentence, "The lion laughed and let the mouse go.", is "go" and infinitive (to go) and is it functioning as an object complement?

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Post by Beverly Terry on June 25, 2013

This was a good lesson. Thanks!

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Last reply by: Professor Hendershot
Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:03 PM

Post by Austin Cunningham on June 17, 2013

I have a grammar question unrelated to this topic, which is:

Is the sentence: "Jane and I are going to stay a while." grammatically correct, or would it be "Jane and I am going to stay a while." Because I selected the former answer, and it said I was wrong. I have never heard anyone say "'Blank' and I am going to..."

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Last reply by: Professor Hendershot
Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:15 AM

Post by America Moctezuma on April 15, 2013

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:07
  • What is a Predicate? 0:25
    • Definition
    • Objects, Modifiers, and Complements
  • The Single Predicate 1:16
    • Examples
  • The Compound Predicate 2:35
    • Examples
  • Predicates and Sentence Patterns 3:24
    • Pattern 1: Subject-Verb
    • Pattern 2: Subject-Linking Verb-Complement
    • Pattern 3: Subject-Verb-Direct Object
    • Pattern 4: Subject-Verb-Indirect Object
  • Linking Verbs and Complements 5:16
    • Linking Verbs
    • Complements
    • Examples
    • To Be
    • Descriptive Verbs
    • Examples
    • If the Predicate Does Not Have a Subject Complement
    • Examples
  • Find the Predicates Practice 8:22
  • Find the Predicates Answers 8:44
  • Find the Predicates Practice 2 9:45
  • Find the Predicates Answers 2 10:14
  • Find the Predicates Practice 3 11:13
  • Find the Predicates Answers 3 11:44