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An Object Complement is that which completes the predicate by naming the thing acted upon.
An Attribute Complement is that which completes the predicate by identifying the subject or by describing it.
CONSTRUCTING SENTENCES. Construct and write sentences by adding to each of the given subjects a predicate that shall express sound: 1. Squirrels chatter.
5. Horses 2. Brooks
6. Wolves 3. Birds
7. Hens 4. Men
Construct and write sentences by prefixing to each of the following predicates a subject of which the predicate asserts a sound:
1. Roosters crow. 2.
whine. mew. bellow. buzz.
Select subjects in column one and combine with appropriate predicates in column two:
COMPOUND PREDICATES AND SUBJECTS. Make a compound predicate of each group of words in
column two and combine it with an appropriate predicate from column one. Write your
bloom. The ocean waves
fade. srise. The gay fields
dance. The beautiful roses fall.
Make a compound subject of each of the groups of words in column one and combine it with the proper predicate from column two. Write your sentences: 1
Owls are called vegetables.
are called fruits. anguish S
Beets peaches wring the brow.
carrots fly at night. plums
Construct and write sentences, using each of the following predicates, supplying a subject, and adding a word to modify the predicate:
1. The winds blew fiercely. 5.
6. sang 3. drank
passed 4. crept
Add a phrase to modify the predicate in each of the following sentences except the first, and copy: 1. Lightnings flash above our 5. The tall trees bend heads.
6. Wild weeds are gather2. The balloon floats
ing 3. Most large rivers flow 7. Kings dwell 4. No man strives
8. Bird songs are heard
Add a clause to modify the predicate in each of the following sentences except the first, and copy:
1. The class rises when the signal is given.
Combine each modifier in column two appropriately with some predicate in column one. Write the sentences:
We should speak
in the night. The dainty ivy creeps
in the horizon. Evening stars appear
as we think. Blessings brighten
over moldering walls. Two inches of rain fell
as they take their flight. Tell which are phrases and which are clauses in the second column.
QUALIFIED SUBJECT. Construct and write sentences, using each of the following subjects, and supplying a predicate, either modified or unmodified, and a word to qualify the subject:
1. Gay banners are streaming. 5. castles 2. flowers
6. flocks 3. mountains
7. jewels 4. pines
8. music Supply a phrase to qualify the subject in each of the following sentences except the first, and copy:
1. A picture of Washington hangs in our school room.
4. A desk is heavier than one of cedar. 5. A bird — is worth two uncaught. .
came from the Sandwich Islands. 7. The coffee has not been ground.
6. The sugar
Supply a clause to qualify the subject in each of the following sentences except the first, and copy:
1. The sheep that were sheared have been sold.
are the best.
Combine each qualifier in column two appropriately with some subject in column one, and write the sentence:
2 Crops are raised in California
that we had for breakfast The coffee came from Arabia
north; of California Herring are caught off the coast of immense; of wheat Newfoundland
in great numbers The winds are hot
warm; from the Gulf Winds blow over the Mississippi valley short and rapid; that The rivers furnish a vast water power
drain the Atlantic coast Tell which of the qualifiers in column two are words, which phrases, and which clauses.
Using the following predicates, construct and write sentences, supplying a subject, qualified or unqualified, and adding an object complement:
1. Mary burned her hand. 3. caught 2. built
4. has chosen
7. should drink 6. has bought
8. has eaten Copy the following sentences and supply in each blank an attribute complement identifying the subject:
1. Grapes become raisins by drying.
Copy the following sentences and supply in each blank an attribute complement to describe the subject:
1. Grapes become sweet only when ripe.
Combine each complement in column two appropriately with some predicate in column one and copy the result:
sharp. The morning dawned
brown and sunburned. Pins and needles are
its own reward. The circumstances must be fair and beautiful. Moral courage is
costly. Truthfulness is
his apology. The jewels of the queen were
a noble virtue. The children grew
the highest courage. Tell which of the attribute complements in column two identify and which describe the subject.