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Predicate Nouns
      What is a predicate noun?

• Definition: A predicate noun is a noun that
 appears with a subject and a linking verb.

• The predicate noun renames the subject.
                   Examples
        S        LV      PN
1.   Wendy became a star overnight.
        S            S        LV    PN
2.   Whales and porpoises are mammals.
             S          LV PN        PN
3.   The co-captains are Jane and Betsy.
       S     LV               PN
4.   Julie will be our next president.
     Write each sentence and label the subject (S),
     linking verb (LV), and predicate noun (PN).
1.   The former rivals became friends.
2.   That tree might be a maple.
3.   The young man is a beginner.
4.   Broccoli and spinach are vegetables.
5.   Balboa and Magellan were Spanish explorers.
6.   Eddie will remain class treasurer for this year.
7.   Susan is the best chef in the class.
8.   John F. Kennedy became president at the age
     of forty-three.
Predicate Adjectives
  What is a predicate adjective?

• Definition: A predicate adjective is an
 adjective that appears with a subject and a
 linking verb.

• A predicate adjective describes or modifies the
 subject.
                   Examples
           S      LV         PA
1.   This milk smells really sour.
                 S      LV        PA
2.   The bank teller became suspicious of the
     creepy visitor.
                     S LV PA         PA
3.   The summer day was hot and muggy.
                        S      LV    PA
4.   The defendant’s story sounded fishy.
 Write each sentence and label the subject (S),
 linking verb (LV), and predicate adjective (PA).

1. The pages of the book were faded and dusty.
2. The crowd in the theater remained calm.
3. The wooden bridge looked unsafe.
4. The bike’s price seems high and overpriced.
5. My dog is playful and mischievous.
6. Eric became impatient with the slow service.
7. Aunt Sally appeared tired after her trip to
   Mexico.
8. Judy was nervous about the math test.

								
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