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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.

LESSON 34.

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

8. Cattle

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.

squeak. 3.

sigh. 4.

roar.

5.
6.
7.
8.

whine. mew. bellow. buzz.

Select subjects in column one and combine with appropriate predicates in column two:

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COMPOUND PREDICATES AND SUBJECTS. Make a compound predicate of each group of words in

MODIFIED PREDICATES.

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1

2

column two and combine it with an appropriate predicate from column one. Write your

sentences: 1

2 sinvite.

bloom. The ocean waves

please.
The merry girls

fade. srise. The gay fields

dance. The beautiful roses fall.

sing.

2

2

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

1 Pain

Owls are called vegetables.

are called fruits. anguish S

bats Apples

Beets peaches wring the brow.

carrots fly at night. plums

cabbages

LESSON 36.

MODIFIED PREDICATE.

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.
2.
was burned

6. sang 3. drank

7.

passed 4. crept

8.

came

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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.
2. The cradle will rock
3. Services begin —
4. Mary studies
5. Our names may be forgotten
6. Our deeds will live

Combine each modifier in column two appropriately with some predicate in column one. Write the sentences:

1

2

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.

LESSON 37.

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.
2. A fire blazed in the grate.
3. Long teams slowly climb the mountains.

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QUALIFIED SUBJECTCOMPLEMENTS.

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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.
2. Eggs are worth forty cents a dozen.
3. Clothes should be mended.
4. The gentleman - is much esteemed.
5. Apples

are the best.
6. Men —are respected.
7. The student will never regret it.

Combine each qualifier in column two appropriately with some subject in column one, and write the sentence:

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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.

LESSON 58.

COMPLEMENTS.

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

5. bound

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.
2. The cinnamon tree is a of Ceylon.
3. Washington is the of the United States.
4. Alcohol is a
5. Drunkenness is a
6. The sun is the of the earth.
7. The sun is the of the solar system.

Copy the following sentences and supply in each blank an attribute complement to describe the subject:

1. Grapes become sweet only when ripe.
2. The gems were
3. The breath of flowers is
4. The acts of the man were
5. The noise of the cataract was
6. The music of the band is
7. Death by drowning is

Combine each complement in column two appropriately with some predicate in column one and copy the result:

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Virtue is

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.

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