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Notes – Prepositional Phrases and Subject Complements
Review: What are each of the following? • • Subject Verb Direct Object Indirect Object
Prepositional Phrases • Start with a preposition • Ends with an object • An object will be a noun or a pronoun • Example: Towards the east.
What are your prepositional phrases? • After the movie we will go home. • It is under the dresser. • The book of stories is long.
Types of Verbs • • Action Verbs – kick, swim, buy Linking Verbs – is, was, smells Helping Verbs – did ____, has ____ You need to know action and linking verbs for now
Linking Verbs Are… • Any form of to be • Examples – is, am, were, are, • Other words that can be replaced with a form of to be and make sense • Examples – feel, taste, become, smell, sound grow appear • These examples are not always linking verbs, but when they are not actively being done, they are linking verbs.
Subject Complements • These follow linking verbs. • A subject complement will either describe a subject or rename a subject. • If you have a linking verb and something following it, that something will be a subject complement.
Subject Complements • • He is annoyed. You look tired. He looked over the field. – No subject complement The soup tasted delicious.
Practice: Identify any subjects, objects, prepositional phrases, and subject complements. • He bought me a box of chocolates yesterday. • The book of short stories was extremely interesting. • The soup smelled delicious. • She smelled the bowl of soup.