What follows an action verb and answers what or whom?
Asked in Pronouns
How do you describe a direct object?
A direct object is a noun or pronoun that receives the action of an action verb. It must follow an action verb and answers the question what or whom about that action verb. Example. Mary loves meatloaf. Meatloaf is the direct object, as it follows the action verb "loves" and answers the question: loves what? Meatloaf.
Asked in Verbs
What word receives the action of the verb and answers the question what or whom?
Asked in Grammar, Sentence and Word Structure
The noun that follows the verb and answers the questions whom or what?
A noun that follows a verb can be the direct or the indirect object of the verb. Examples: "To whom should I give the completed application?" "Give your application to the manager." The noun "manager" answers the question and is the indirect object of the verb "give" (the object of the preposition "to"). "What is for lunch?" "We're having sandwiches." The noun "sandwiches" is the answer to the question and the direct object of the verb "having".
What answers the question to whom or for whom after the verb?
Asked in Grammar, Sentence and Word Structure
What is a direct object?
Direct objects are nouns or pronouns that directly receive the action of the verb. They always answer the question whom or what receives the action verb. Examples: Students should do all their homework. ("homework" answers "what") He gives her a card. (card is a direct object while her is the indirect object.) The police officer is examining the spy.
Asked in Parts of Speech, Verbs
What follows a linking or action verb in a sentence?
Complements follow the verb in the sentence. At least, if you are following the common Subject+Verb+"rest of the sentence" structure. In this case, the complements would be the rest of the sentence. Complements following a linking verb are being linked to the subject. A predicate nominative (another fancy word for noun) renames the subject. The PN and the subject are one and the same. A predicate adjective (PA) describes the subject. It does not rename the subject but simply gives detail about it. Complements also can follow an action verb. Direct objects tell what is receiving the action of the verb. Indirect objects (which can be commonly be found between the verb and the direct object) tells to whom/for whom the direct object is intended.
Asked in Grammar
What is an indirect object?
An indirect object is a noun or pronoun that follows an action verb, receives the direct object, and answers the question: to whom, or to what? Example: John sent his brother a postcard from the hotel. John sent the postcard, he didn't send his brother. postcard is the direct object. John sent the postcard TO his brother; brother is the indirect object.
Asked in Languages and Cultures
In the subject Language Arts what answers what or whom?
A noun! Actually, that is true most of the time. Technically, it could be a noun -- or it could be an adjective. Direct objects answer the questions "What?" or "Whom?" relative to an action verb. Predicate adjectives or predicate nominatives (nouns) answer the questions "What?" or "Whom?" about a linking verb. Take for example the sentences below: George threw the ball. What did George throw? The ball. Ball is the direct object. George is a teacher. Whom is George? A teacher. Teacher is a predicate nominative (noun) because it renames George and answers the question "whom?" George is skillful. What is George? Skillful. Skillful is a predicate adjective because it describes George and answers the question "what?"
Answers what or whom?
Asked in Example Sentences
A word that answers what or whom in a sentence is called what?
There is more than one part of a sentence that can answer those questions. The subject is who or what the sentence is about. It acts, is acted upon, or is described. An "object" noun in a sentence can be the recipient of an action. A direct object receives the action (what or whom), while an indirect object is one to whom or for whom the action is done.
Asked in Literature and Language
What or whom?
What is a pronoun used for impersonal things eg ideas or objects as in "See what I mean" or "At what should I aim?" or "You did what? " Whom is a personal pronoun used to represent people as in "For whom the bell tolls" or "To whom does this book belong?" Note that whom is the object case of who (and normally follows the verb) as in "Who did what to whom?" or "He chose whom he wanted."
When in a sentence do you use the word 'whom'?
The form who of the relative pronoun is used as the subject of a verb. Whom is used in writing as the object of a verb or a preposition and cannot be the subject of a finite verb. "This is the person whom I suspect of being guilty," but "This is the person who I suspect is guilty." The difference is that in the first case, whom is the object of a verb, suspect, and in the second, who is the subject of a verb, is.
How to recognize a verb in a sentence?
In every sentence, something is happening. The verb describes the action. The noun or nouns describe who is doing the action, and to whom or to what. Adjectives and adverbs provide further detail about the nature of the actions and/or the actors. So for example, in the sentence "Fred ate the pickle" the verb is ate.
Asked in The Difference Between
What is the differences between who and whom?
When should a question start with 'whom'?
Whom must be the object of a verb or a preposition, as in "Whom did they suspect of committing the crime," where whom is the object of the verb suspect. In the sentence "Who, do they suspect, committed the crime," who is the subject of the verb committed. It all means the same thing, but it is structurally different.
When is whom used in a sentence and when is who used in a sentence?
Asked in Grammar, Parts of Speech, Verbs, Nouns
What do you call a word that answers whom or what after the verb?
The question refers to sentence structure, where the direct object is the thing or person that follows a transitive verb. It is what is done, or whom or what is acted upon. Example : Bill hit the ball. (ball was hit and so is the direct object) Example : Bill hit Bob with the ball. (Bob was hit and is the direct object) (The equivalent term for a linking verb is the subject complement.) --- The words "who" and "whom" relate only to persons, while "what" and "that" refer to other objects or actions. Examples : "The person who came in was whom?" "What was the tree that we saw?" (Extended to animals, as with gender pronouns, if seeking a given name.) "Who was your first dog?" (but is more properly, "what was your first dog's name?") What is this question about and whom wrote it. Very good indeed.