the subject tells whom or what the sentence is about
simple subject
the main word or word group that tells whom or what the sentence is about
complete subject
consists of the simple subject and any words, phrases, or clauses that modify the simple subject
compound subject
consists of two or more subjects that are joined by a conjunction and that have the same verb
a verb that says something about the subject
simple predicate
the main verb or verb group that tells something about the subject which may include a verb phrase
complete predicate
consists of a verb and all the words that describe the verb and complete its meaning
compound verb
consists of two or more verbs that are joined together by a conjunction and that have the same subject
object of a preposition
the noun or pronoun in a prepositional phrase
direct object
a noun or pronoun that recieves the action of the verb and answers the questions who? or what? that follows an action verb
indirect object
a noun, pronoun, or word group that tells to whom or to what or for whom or for what the action of a transitive verb is done and is located before the direct object and after the action verb
subject complements
an adjective, noun, or pronoun that renames the subject or describes the subject which follows a linking verb
predicate noun/ nominative
a subject complement that renames the subject
predicate adjective
a subject complement that describes the subject