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  • 1. Subjects and Predicates
  • 2. List the subject pronouns. I, you, he, she, it, we, theyDo we generally use these pronounsbefore or after the verb? before
  • 3. Just like subject pronouns, the subject of asentence usually comes before the verb. John asked Angela to marry him. She was surprised but happy. Immediately, she agreed. John and Angela will get married next year.Basically, the subject is a noun or pronoun.The sentence tells us what the subject doesor is.
  • 4. Subjects can be simple or complete.A simple subject is ONLY the noun orpronoun being described. The old man laughed at the joke. Simple subject: manA complete subject includes the words thatdescribe the noun or pronoun. The old man laughed at the joke. Complete subject: The old man
  • 5. Sometimes it can be a little tricky to findthe subject of a sentence.Interrogative sentences: (questions) What did you do yesterday? Subject: youImperative sentences: (commands) Open the door! Subject: (you) Let’s go! Subject: (we)
  • 6. Sometimes it can be a little tricky to findthe subject of a sentence. The women at the park play tennis. Subject: women In this town, the trees are tall and old. Subject: trees Skiing is a lot of fun! Subject: skiing Here are the books. Subject: books
  • 7. What are the subjects of these sentences?Sports benefit our lives in many ways. sportsDid you go to the movies with Tim and youAnn?Help me! (you)The people working in that store are very peoplefriendly.At 9:00, Denise will arrive. DeniseLaughing helps people relax. laughingSomeone has been in my house. someoneLet’s have pizza for dinner. (we)Writing essays is difficult. writingJake and Linda aren’t coming to our party. Jake and LindaWhy isn’t he here yet? heThey’ll be here at 6:00, and we’ll all go to they, wethe concert together.Here is the merchandise you ordered. merchandise, you
  • 8. All sentences have subjects. They alsohave predicates.The predicate modifies the noun.Predicates can be simple or complete.Simple predicates are essentially verbs. The old man laughed at the joke. Simple predicate: laughed Complete predicate: laughed at the joke
  • 9. What are the simple predicates of thesesentences?Sports benefit our lives in many ways. benefitDid you go to the movies with Tim and Did…goAnn?Help me! HelpThe people working in that store are very arefriendly.At 9:00, Denise will arrive. will arriveLaughing helps people relax. helpsSomeone has been in my house. has beenLet’s have pizza for dinner. haveWriting essays is difficult. isJake and Linda aren’t coming to our party. aren’t comingWhy isn’t he here yet? isn’tThey’ll be here at 6:00, and we’ll all go to will be, will gothe concert together.Here is the merchandise you ordered. is, ordered