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Parts of Sentences 1

Knowing the parts of sentences—subject, predicate, verb, direct object, indirect object and subject complement—helps writers construct clearer sentences. See if you can name the parts of the sentence of the highlighted words below. See grammar terms for a list of English grammar terms and their definitions.

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.