[lit-ideas] Re: Calling all linguists/grammarians

  • From: Omar Kusturica <omarkusto@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 5 Oct 2013 12:08:12 -0700 (PDT)

Could you quote the sentences ?    O.K.

 From: Julie Krueger <juliereneb@xxxxxxxxx>
To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Saturday, October 5, 2013 7:55 PM
Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Calling all linguists/grammarians

That's what I believed (thanks for the validation) ... until this week the 
student was given an assignment to indicate whether something in each sentence 
was a predicate nominative OR a subject complement!  Hence my confusion re. 
grammar terminology in this instance.

Julie Campbell
Julie's Music & Language Studio
1215 W. Worley
Columbia, MO  65203


On Sat, Oct 5, 2013 at 12:06 PM, Adriano Palma <Palma@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

1.  The traditional term for a noun, pronoun, or other nominal that follows a 
linking verb. The contemporary term for a predicate nominative is subject 
>This is pretty much the standard contemporary terminology.
>'hope it helps
>From:lit-ideas-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:lit-ideas-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
>Behalf Of Julie Krueger
>Sent: 05 October 2013 06:52 PM
>To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [lit-ideas] Calling all linguists/grammarians
>I'm tutoring a high school kid in Honor's English.  I thought I had a pretty 
>solid grammar foundation -- I used to diagram sentences for fun, and I've 
>studied French, Spanish, Greek, Hebrew, and Latin.  However.  The class seems 
>to be making distinctions among predicate nominatives, subject complements, 
>and appositives which are bewildering, especially since much of the material 
>out there uses "predicate nominative" and "subject complement" 
>interchangeably, and the sources that do not distinguish them differently from 
>one another.  Her text is close to worthless because the teacher does not hew 
>closely to it.  There seems to be a fair amount of latitude in grammar 
>terminology these days amongst sources and teachers.  Googling only confuses 
>the issues because every "solid" website I can find either interchanges the 
>terms synonymously, or distinguishes the terms from one another differently 
>from the last website.
>I'm going to ask the student if there's any way she can record the classes, 
>but I'm looking at listening to hours of classroom explication if she's able 
>to do so!
>Any and all thoughts, ideas, directions, observations, corrections, are 
>Julie Campbell
>Julie's Music & Language Studio
>1215 W. Worley
>Columbia, MO  65203

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