Please tag the primary nouns and primary verbs in the sentence.

The primary nouns and verbs in each sentence are the focus of the sentence. In terms of mandates the primary verb is the do and the primary noun is the thing being acted on.

Secondary nouns and verbs are used as additional information. Secondary nouns provide additional information to augment the primary noun, but are not the main focus of the action.

Here’s the secret way to figuring it out quickly – look for terms such as “of”, “such as”, and “to” between nouns. These point to the secondary nouns in the sentence.

Quick guide

Primary Noun = the main subject in a mandate.
Primary Verb = the main action in a mandate.
Secondary Noun = a supporting subject or subjects in a mandate.
Secondary Verb = a supporting action or actions in a mandate.

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