What Is a Predicate Noun?
How Do I Identify One?
1) It MUST follow a linking verb. Linking verbs are usually forms of the verb “to be” such as am, is, are, was, or were.
2) It gives more information about the subject of the sentence. It can modify, rename, or just give more information about the subject.
3) It names or describes a state-of-being. State-of-being can be an identity, a position, or a gerund.
Here are some examples:
|Ms. Smith is a history buff.
|a history buff
|These peacocks are the most popular zoo attraction.
|the most popular zoo attraction.
|Sarah used to be my babysitter.
|used to be
|My bike was the best birthday present.
|the best birthday present