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Exercise 3 Subjects Verbs Direct Objects ANSWERS

Orange Level – Exercise #3: Subjects, verbs, and direct objects (ANSWERS)

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: _____He_______ / verb or verb phrase: _______visits_____________ / direct object: ____parents______

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

subject: ___Sleeping____ / verb or verb phrase: ______is hurting___________ / direct object: _____back_______

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

subject: _____boy______ / verb or verb phrase: _____played______________ / direct object: ____songs_______

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

subject: ____Maria_____ / verb or verb phrase: ___wasn’t able to finish______ / direct object: ____dinner_______

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

subject: ____bee_______ / verb or verb phrase: _______stung_____________ / direct object: ____son__________

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

subject: ____One______ / verb or verb phrase: _____is playing____________ / direct object: ____guitar________

7. Our neighbors need a new front door.

subject: __neighbors___ / verb or verb phrase: ________need_____________ / direct object: ____door_________

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

subject: __Walking___ / verb or verb phrase: ____should improve_________ / direct object: ___circulation______

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

subject: __plows_____ / verb or verb phrase: _____cleared______________ / direct object: ____snow__________

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

subject: ___Sam_____ / verb or verb phrase: _______studied____________ / direct object: ___accounting_______

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