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What type of verb? • Linking verbs have predicate nominatives and predicate adjectives. • Action verbs have direct objects and indirect objects.
Examples • Miss Lowery is a teacher from Oxford Middle School. Linking verb & Predicate Nominative Action verb • Jack baked Miss Bagley a delicious birthday cake. Indirect object Direct object
How to decide Find the verb Action verb Direct object And/or Linking verb Indirect object Predicate nominative OR Predicate adjective
The Action Verb • If it’s an action verb: 1. cross out any prepositional phrases 2. Label the verb with a V 3. Label the subject with an S 4. Ask who or what receives the action? >if there is a noun to receive it- DO 5. Ask who or what receives the DO? >if there is a noun to receive it- IO
DO/IO Pattern • Remember: S-V-IO-DO S-V
Transitive & Intransitive • Action verbs can be either transitive or intransitive. • Transitive= has a DO • Intransitive = no DO (Linking verbs can NOT be intransitive!)
Find the verb & complement That beautiful, sparkling stone is a diamond.
Mrs. Moore gave her dog a bath on Saturday.
The doctor prescribed James medicine for his cough.
The movie was so loud that the baby started to cry.
Several students gave flowers to their teacher.
What type of complement is the italicized word? The family celebrated Thanksgiving at Uncle Tom’s house.
His house is large enough for us all.
Uncle Tom cooked the family a special dinner.
The dinner table looked beautiful.
The dinner was a feast for the record books.
High levels of carbon dioxide were present.
Many researchers study global warming.
Connie opened the big umbrella.
The maid served the king dinner first.
Drop that pencil!