February 1, 2015

Case: Nominative


Using the nominative case indicates that the pronoun is acting as the subject of a given clause or as a predicate nominative following a linking verb. Subjective Pronouns Singular I, she, he, it Plural we, they Singular and … [Read more...]

Case: Objective


Using the objective case indicates that the pronoun is acting as an object. Objective Pronouns Singular me, her, him, it Plural us, them Singular and Plural you. whom A pronoun as a direct object My dog likes … [Read more...]

Case: Possessive


Using the possessive case indicates that the pronoun is showing ownership. Possessive Pronouns Singular my, mine her, hers, his, its Plural our, ours their, theirs Singular and Plural your, yours whose   With … [Read more...]

Nouns: The basics

Unfortunately for writers who chafe at rules and those attempting to unravel the structure of the sentence, nouns can show up almost anywhere in a sentence. To determine whether a word is acting as a noun, first remember the tried and true wisdom … [Read more...]

Nouns: Subject

The subject is the person, place, thing or idea that the sentence is about. Or, in the case of a sentence with more than one clause, it is the person, place, thing or idea that the clause is about. Typically, a subject is followed by a … [Read more...]

Nouns: Direct Object

The direct object is the noun that receives the action of the transitive verb. Typically, a direct object follows the verb and can be found by asking who or what received the action of the verb. [In the following examples, the direct object is … [Read more...]

Nouns: Indirect Object


The indirect object is the noun or pronoun that receives the direct object. Typically, an indirect object precedes the direct object and can be found by asking who or what received the direct object. [In the following examples, the indirect … [Read more...]

Nouns: Predicate Nominative

The predicate nominative is the noun following a linking verb that restates or stands for the subject. Typically, a predicate nominative has the same value or grammatical weight as the subject. [In the following examples, the predicate … [Read more...]

Nouns: Object of the Verbal

Verbals are forms of verbs used as other parts of speech such as nouns, adjectives or adverbs. In some cases a noun will follow the verbal and "receive" it.  That noun is called the object of the verbal. As with other objects, it can be identified … [Read more...]

Nouns: Object of the Preposition

Prepositions are small words that create a relationship between other words in a sentence by linking phrases to the rest of the sentence. The nouns that follow them are objects of the preposition. [In the following examples, the preposition is … [Read more...]