Orange Level - Exercise #3: Subjects, verbs, and direct objects

 

Directions: Identify only the subject, the verb, and the direct object for each sentence.

Example: A large dog guards the house across the street.

subject: _____dog____________ / verb or verb phrase: ___guards_______ / direct object: ______house_______

 

1. He visits his parents at least once every few weeks.

subject: ______________ / verb or verb phrase: ________________________ / direct object: ________________

2. Sleeping on this old mattress is hurting my back.

subject: ______________ / verb or verb phrase: ________________________ / direct object: ________________

3. A young boy played several songs on the piano during the party.

subject: ______________ / verb or verb phrase: ________________________ / direct object: ________________

4. Maria wasn't able to finish her dinner.

subject: ______________ / verb or verb phrase: ________________________ / direct object: ________________

5. A bee flying around in the backyard stung my son.

subject: ______________ / verb or verb phrase: ________________________ / direct object: ________________

6. One of the best musicians at our school is playing guitar in this band.

subject: ______________ / verb or verb phrase: ________________________ / direct object: ________________

7. Our neighbors need a new front door.

subject: ______________ / verb or verb phrase: ________________________ / direct object: ________________

8. Walking long distances in the morning should improve your blood circulation.

subject: ______________ / verb or verb phrase: ________________________ / direct object: ________________

9. Before the morning rush hour, several snow plows quickly cleared snow from the streets.

subject: ______________ / verb or verb phrase: ________________________ / direct object: ________________

10. In order to prepare for a career in business, Sam studied accounting.

subject: ______________ / verb or verb phrase: ________________________ / direct object: ________________

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