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The Sentence Subject And Predicate

Definition :

A sentence is a grammatically independent unit of expression, made up of two essential parts called the Subject and the Predicate.

Every complete sentence has a subject and a predicate.

The Two Main Parts Of A Sentence

Example

The Subject The Predicate

Example

The girl dances well

The girl is a subject and dances well is the predicate. If I come up to you and say “The girl”, you know that is the subject about which I wish to talk. But I have said nothing about the subject. To make a sentence I must say something about the girl.

If I say “The girl dances well”, I have expressed a complete thought and I have made a sentence.

In grammar the person or thing we speak about is called the subject. What we say about the subject is called the predicate.

THE SUBJECT

Definition Of The Subject:

Subjects tell the listener and the reader whom or what the sentence is about. The subject is that part of a sentence which names a person, thing, or idea

Examples Of Subject

The master The teacher Stars
The dog Flowers The sun
Clock The girl The horse
David The Child The newspaper

Every complete subject contains a simple subject. The simple subject, which is a noun or pronoun, is the most important word in the complete subject.

Examples

A loud argument
The newspaper article
We listened to the radio at the beach
Sausage and mushrooms are Leo’s favorite pizza toppings

The Predicate

Definition :

The predicate is that part of a sentence which tells something about the subject.

Example Sentences Of Predicate

teaches well eats grass twinkle at night
the phonograph shines during the day bite the boy
crows in the morning dances well is clever

simple predicate (or verb) describes the action or condition of the subject or subjects in a sentence.

Examples

Danielle sketched
always support each other
rarely complains about snow

Subject And Predicate Examples

Notice how the following sentence are divided into subject and predicate:

Examples

Subject Predicate
The teacher teaches well
Stars twinkle at night
Flowers bloom in the garden
Dogs like to bark and sniff
Active boys never stop playing
The birds always sing early in the morning
The horse is white
The young, worried pilot read the storm warning
Taylor and Charlie played with their toys
The waiter tripped and fell over the diner’s legs

 

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