Knowing the parts of sentences—subject, verb, direct object, indirect object and subject complement—helps writers construct clearer sentences. Look at the words in square brackets below, and see if you can name the part of the sentence they represent.
But before you try our quiz, here are some examples to get you started:
The advertising executive drove a flashy red [convertible].
In this sentence convertible is the direct object of the verb drove.
Your homemade chili smells [delicious].
In this sentence delicious is the subject complement of the verb smells.
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