Simple subjects and simple predicatesPresentation Transcript
Simple Subjects and Simple Predicates
A sentence has two main parts The Subject Tells who or what the sentence is about The Predicate Tells something about the subject
Examples The left column contains the complete subject for each sentence. The right contains the complete predicates. Put the to columns together and you have four complete sentences.
Simple Subject & Predicates The complete subject or predicate may have many words in it, but they always have a basic core few words that are the simple subject and the simple predicate.
Look at the examples used previously. The words that have been highlighted are the simple subjects and the simple predicates
Simple Subject The important (or main) words in a sentence that let the reader know who or what is doing something or being something is the simple subject. The simple subjects are bolded and highlighted below. A few years ago, the Titusville Rockets had a fantastic football team. Studentsfrom each class are voted to be on the student council.
Understood Subject In an imperative sentence, the subject, you, is understood: (You) Put the dishes in the dishwasher. (You) Go to the library and do your homework.
Simple Predicate The simple predicate is the word or words that show the action or being in the sentence. Being Verb example: They becameengaged after dating for over a year. Action Verb example: The dog createda mess while I was gone.
Verb Phrase Sometimes the simple predicate needs more than one word. This is then called a verb phrase. Examples: Her rude behavior has become hard to deal with. If you wait until the last minute, it may be too late.
Reversed Order In some sentences, the predicate will come before the subject. Examples: Here comesthe football team. Where arethe cheerleaders?
Split Predicate In questions (interrogative sentences), the verb phrase is normally split apart by the subject. Doyou seewhat I see? When willthe football team winanother game?