# What is the position and function of nouns?

Jun 11, 2018
$$   FUNCTIONS OF [NOUNS](https://socratic.org/english-grammar/parts-of-speech/nouns)


The work that a noun performs in a sentence is referred to as its grammatical function;
A noun can perform any of the following five functions:
• Subject of a verb
• Object of a verb
• Complement of a verb
• Object of a preposition
• Be in opposition to another noun.

$$  POSITION OF NOUNS


Positions of nouns
1. Subject
A subject is followed by verb.
Examples:
– Makara sang a song at the wedding.
– The house is very nice.

1. Direct Object
Direct object is the noun that receives the action of the transitive verb.
Examples:
– After dinner, I always serve a cake.
– My restaurant offers a reasonable price.

2. Indirect object
Indirect object precedes the direct object and can be found by asking who or what received the direct object.
Examples:
– We can give my friend a ticket.
– Mika sent her brother a postcard.

3. Object of preposition
The noun that follows the preposition is called object of preposition.
Examples:
– Many people live in the flooded village.
– After the meal, we watch TV.

4. Object of verbal
Verbal’s are forms of verbs used as other parts of speech such as nouns, adjectives, or adverbs.
Examples:
– Opening the door, I saw many people waiting for me.
– We are the ones to win the game.

5. Predicate nominative
Predicate nominative is the noun following a linking verb that restates or stands for the subject. Examples:
– Hun Sen is the leader.
– It became an evil.

6. Appositive
Appositive stands directly after the noun it identifies.
Examples:
– Kanika, my best friend, just visited Australia.
– Cambodia, my hometown, is the kingdom of wonder.

7. Objective complement
It is placed directly after direct object. Without objective complement, the sentence is not completed.
Examples:
I consider you my sister.
I will make this party a good occasion.