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Title: Predicates


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Predicates
Subjects
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Every complete sentence has two parts subject
and predicate
  • The subject is the who (or what) the sentence is
    about.
  • The predicate tells what the subject does.

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Judy and her dog run on the beach every day.
EXAMPLE
SUBJECT
  • Who?
  • What do they do?

Judy and her dog
PREDICATE
run on the beach everyday.
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To Find the PREDICATE
  • Ask what does it do?
  • Find the verb (action or linking)
  • Draw a vertical line before the verb
  • The predicate is the rest of the sentence.

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Judy and her dog run on the beach every day.
EXAMPLE
  • Find the verb (action or linking)
  • Draw a vertical line before the verb
  • The predicateis the rest of the sentence.

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Lets Practice!
My little brother broke his finger.
SUBJECT
WHO?
My little brother
WHAT DID HE DO?
PREDICATE
broke his finger.
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Lets Practice!
His Uncle Bob asked for directions.
SUBJECT
WHO?
His Uncle Bob
WHAT DID HE DO?
PREDICATE
asked for directions.
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Lets Practice!
Our babysitter arrived late.
SUBJECT
WHO?
Our babysitter
WHAT DID SHE DO?
PREDICATE
arrived late.
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Lets Practice!
The children bought a candy bar.
SUBJECT
WHO?
The children
WHAT DID THEY DO?
PREDICATE
bought a candy bar.
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Lets Practice!
Seven monkeys played in the tree.
SUBJECT
WHO?
Seven monkeys
WHAT DID THEY DO?
PREDICATE
played in the tree.
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Lets Practice!
Jon, Sue and I ate dinner together.
SUBJECT
WHO?
Jon, Sue and I
WHAT DID WE DO?
PREDICATE
ate dinner together.
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Lets Practice!
Jon and Sue are getting married.
SUBJECT
WHO?
Jon and Sue
WHAT WILL THEY DO?
PREDICATE
are getting married.
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Lets Practice!
Tim and I will be in the wedding.
SUBJECT
WHO?
Tim and I
WHAT DID WE DO?
PREDICATE
will be in the wedding.
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Lets Review
To Find the PREDICATE
  • Ask what does the subject do?
  • Find the verb (action or linking)
  • Draw a vertical line before the verb
  • The predicate is the rest of the sentence.

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