What's the difference between a predicate nominative and a direct object?

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A predicate nominative is a noun or pronoun that renames the subject. It follows a linking verb.

Examples:

Our new teacher is Miss Gomez.
"Miss Gomez" is the predicate nominative renaming "teacher".

My pet is a hamster.
"Hamster" is the predicate nominative renaming "pet".

We are the representatives of the school.
"Representatives" is the predicate nominative renaming "we".

A direct object is a noun or pronoun that receives the action verb in the sentence.

Examples:

Maria wrote a letter.
"Letter is the direct object that receives the action "wrote".

The children picked flowers in the garden.
"Flowers" is the direct object that receives the action "picked".

Mother baked some cupcakes.
"Cupcakes" is the direct object that receives the verb "baked".

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