Subjects & Predicates
Every complete sentence contains
two parts: a subject and a predicate.
The subject is what (or whom)
the sentence is about...
Judy and her dog run on the
beach every morning.
Judy and her dog run on the
beach every morning.
First find the verb and then make
a question by placing ``who?''
or ``wha...
Let’s try one:
We spilled popcorn on the floor.
What is the verb of this
sentence?
We spilled popcorn on the floor.
Now find the subject:
We spilled popcorn on the floor.
Now decide who or what spilled
popcorn?
We spilled popcorn on the f...
Can you find the subject in
each sentence below?
1.
2.
3.
4.

My little brother broke his
finger.
His Uncle Bob asked for
...
Can you find the subject in
each sentence below?
1.
2.
3.
4.

My little brother broke his
finger.
His Uncle Bob asked for
...
Can you find the predicate in
each sentence below?
1.

My little brother broke his

finger.
2.
3.
4.

His Uncle Bob asked ...
Can you find the predicate in
each sentence below?
1.

My little brother broke his

finger.
2.
3.
4.

His Uncle Bob asked ...
Simple Subject and Simple
Predicate

Every subject is built
around one noun or
pronoun (or more). When
all other words are...
Simple Subject
A piece of chocolate candy
would taste great.
The main word in the subject is the noun
``piece,'' with the ...
Can you find the simple subject
in each sentence below?
1.
2.
3.
4.

My little brother broke his finger.
His Uncle Bob ask...
Can you find the simple subject
in each sentence below?
1.
2.
3.
4.

My little brother broke his
finger.
His Uncle Bob ask...
Simple Predicate
A simple predicate is
always the verb or
verbs that links up with
the subject.
Simple Predicate
A piece of chocolate candy
would taste great.
The simple predicate is ``would
taste'' -- in other words,
...
Can you find the simple predicate
in each sentence below?
1.
2.
3.
4.

My little brother broke his
finger.
His Uncle Bob a...
Can you find the simple predicate
in each sentence below?
1.
2.
3.
4.

My little brother broke his
finger.
His Uncle Bob a...
Compound Subject
A sentence may have a
compound subject -- a
simple subject made up of
more than one noun or
pronoun.
No D...
Can you find the compound
subjects?
Team pennants,
rock posters and
family
photographs
covered the
boy's bedroom
walls.
Can you find the compound
subjects?
Team pennants,
rock posters
and family
photographs
covered the
boy's bedroom
walls.
Can you find the compound
subjects?
Her uncle and she walked
slowly through the art gallery
and admired the beautiful
pict...
Can you find the compound
subjects?
Her uncle and she walked
slowly through the art gallery
and admired the beautiful
pict...
Can you find the compound
subject in each sentence below?
1.
2.
3.
4.

My little brother and my cousin broke
their fingers...
Can you find the compound
subject in each sentence below?
1.
2.
3.
4.

My little brother and my cousin broke
their fingers...
Compound Predicate
A compound predicate, is more
predicate
than one verb relating to the
same subject.
Can you find the compound
predicate?

Mother mopped and
scrubbed the kitchen floor.
Can you find the compound
predicate?

Mother mopped and
scrubbed the kitchen floor.
Can you find the compound
predicate in each sentence below?
1.
2.
3.
4.

My little brother bruised and broke his
finger.
H...
Can you find the compound
predicate in each sentence below?
1.
2.
3.
4.

My little brother bruised and broke his
finger.
H...
Now that you know all about
subjects and predicates, try
the subject and predicate
song and sing along!
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Subject and predicate

  1. 1. Subjects & Predicates
  2. 2. Every complete sentence contains two parts: a subject and a predicate. The subject is what (or whom) the sentence is about, while the predicate tells something about the subject.
  3. 3. Judy and her dog run on the beach every morning.
  4. 4. Judy and her dog run on the beach every morning. First find the verb and then make a question by placing ``who?'' or ``what?'' before it. The answer is the subject, Judy and her dog.
  5. 5. Let’s try one: We spilled popcorn on the floor. What is the verb of this sentence? We spilled popcorn on the floor.
  6. 6. Now find the subject: We spilled popcorn on the floor. Now decide who or what spilled popcorn? We spilled popcorn on the floor.
  7. 7. Can you find the subject in each sentence below? 1. 2. 3. 4. My little brother broke his finger. His Uncle Bob asked for directions. Those soldiers carried guns. Our babysitter arrived late.
  8. 8. Can you find the subject in each sentence below? 1. 2. 3. 4. My little brother broke his finger. His Uncle Bob asked for directions. Those soldiers carried guns. Our babysitter arrived late.
  9. 9. Can you find the predicate in each sentence below? 1. My little brother broke his finger. 2. 3. 4. His Uncle Bob asked for directions. Those soldiers carried guns. Our babysitter arrived late.
  10. 10. Can you find the predicate in each sentence below? 1. My little brother broke his finger. 2. 3. 4. His Uncle Bob asked for directions. Those soldiers carried guns. Our babysitter arrived late.
  11. 11. Simple Subject and Simple Predicate Every subject is built around one noun or pronoun (or more). When all other words are removed the simple subject is left.
  12. 12. Simple Subject A piece of chocolate candy would taste great. The main word in the subject is the noun ``piece,'' with the other words of the subject -- ``a'' and ``of pepperoni pizza'' – tell about the noun. ``piece'' is the simple subject.
  13. 13. Can you find the simple subject in each sentence below? 1. 2. 3. 4. My little brother broke his finger. His Uncle Bob asked for directions. Those soldiers carried guns. Our babysitter arrived late.
  14. 14. Can you find the simple subject in each sentence below? 1. 2. 3. 4. My little brother broke his finger. His Uncle Bob asked for directions. Those soldiers carried guns. Our babysitter arrived late.
  15. 15. Simple Predicate A simple predicate is always the verb or verbs that links up with the subject.
  16. 16. Simple Predicate A piece of chocolate candy would taste great. The simple predicate is ``would taste'' -- in other words, the verb of the sentence.
  17. 17. Can you find the simple predicate in each sentence below? 1. 2. 3. 4. My little brother broke his finger. His Uncle Bob asked for directions. Those soldiers carried guns. Our babysitter arrived late.
  18. 18. Can you find the simple predicate in each sentence below? 1. 2. 3. 4. My little brother broke his finger. His Uncle Bob asked for directions. Those soldiers carried guns. Our babysitter arrived late.
  19. 19. Compound Subject A sentence may have a compound subject -- a simple subject made up of more than one noun or pronoun. No Doubt AC DC
  20. 20. Can you find the compound subjects? Team pennants, rock posters and family photographs covered the boy's bedroom walls.
  21. 21. Can you find the compound subjects? Team pennants, rock posters and family photographs covered the boy's bedroom walls.
  22. 22. Can you find the compound subjects? Her uncle and she walked slowly through the art gallery and admired the beautiful pictures exhibited there.
  23. 23. Can you find the compound subjects? Her uncle and she walked slowly through the art gallery and admired the beautiful pictures exhibited there.
  24. 24. Can you find the compound subject in each sentence below? 1. 2. 3. 4. My little brother and my cousin broke their fingers. His Uncle Bob and Aunt Betty asked for directions. Those soldiers and agents carried guns. Our babysitter and her friend arrived late.
  25. 25. Can you find the compound subject in each sentence below? 1. 2. 3. 4. My little brother and my cousin broke their fingers. His Uncle Bob and Aunt Betty asked for directions. Those soldiers and agents carried guns. Our babysitter and her friend arrived late.
  26. 26. Compound Predicate A compound predicate, is more predicate than one verb relating to the same subject.
  27. 27. Can you find the compound predicate? Mother mopped and scrubbed the kitchen floor.
  28. 28. Can you find the compound predicate? Mother mopped and scrubbed the kitchen floor.
  29. 29. Can you find the compound predicate in each sentence below? 1. 2. 3. 4. My little brother bruised and broke his finger. His Uncle Bob looked and asked for directions. Those soldiers carried and used guns. Our babysitter overslept and arrived late.
  30. 30. Can you find the compound predicate in each sentence below? 1. 2. 3. 4. My little brother bruised and broke his finger. His Uncle Bob looked and asked for directions. Those soldiers carried and used guns. Our babysitter overslept and arrived late.
  31. 31. Now that you know all about subjects and predicates, try the subject and predicate song and sing along! MAIN

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