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Title: PREDICATES: Complete, Simple,


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PREDICATESComplete, Simple, Compound
Mrs. Daviss 5th Grade Language Arts Classes
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PREDICATES
  • The predicate of a sentence tells about the
    subject (what happened to it) of a sentence or
    it tells what the subject is/was, has/had,
    does/did.
  • The predicate is usually found at the end of the
    sentence.
  • The predicate begins with the first verb
    (helping, linking, or action) in the sentence.

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PREDICATES
  • Timothy won the race.
  • What did Timothy DO?
  • WON THE RACE!

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PREDICATES
  • The door is locked.
  • What about the door?
  • It IS LOCKED!

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COMPLETEPREDICATES
  • The complete predicate includes ALL of the words
    that tell what happened in the sentence.
  • The complete predicate starts with the verb
    (predicate) and continues until the end of the
    sentence.

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COMPLETEPREDICATES
  • My little sisters teacher assigns a lot of
    homework.
  • The early morning dew sparkled on the grass.
  • I left my lunch in Dads truck this morning.
  • An NFL quarterback will visit our school next
    week.

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COMPLETEPREDICATESR E V I E W
  • What is the complete predicate?
  • 1. The bird flew over the pond.
  • What did the bird DO?
  • flew over the pond
  • 2. Dad is angry at my sister.
  • WHAT ABOUT Dad?
  • is angry at my sister
  • 3. A strong wind is blowing in our direction.
  • WHAT ABOUT the wind?
  • is blowing in our direction

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SIMPLEPREDICATES
  • The simple predicate includes the single verb (or
    helping verb and main verb) that tells what
    happened in the sentence.
  • The simple predicate can ALWAYS be found at the
    beginning of the complete predicate.

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SIMPLEPREDICATES
  • My little sisters teacher assigns a lot of
    homework.
  • The early morning dew sparkled on the grass.
  • I left my lunch in Dads truck this morning.
  • An NFL quarterback will visit our school next
    week.

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SIMPLEPREDICATESR E V I E W
  • What is the simple predicate?
  • 1. The bird flew over the pond.
  • What is the VERB in the sentence?
  • flew (action verb)
  • 2. Dad is angry at my sister.
  • What is the VERB in the sentence?
  • is (linking verb)
  • 3. A strong wind is blowing in our direction.
  • What is the VERB in the sentence?
  • is blowing (helping action verbs)

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COMPOUNDPREDICATES
  • Compound predicates are two or more simple
    predicates together in one sentence.
  • Compound predicates are usually joined by and/or.

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COMPOUNDPREDICATES
  • My new kitten played and slept all day.
  • The children ate lunch, watched TV, and finished
    their homework.
  • You need to finish your book or go outside to
    play.
  • The truck sputtered down the driveway and rumbled
    down the road.

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COMPOUNDPREDICATESR E V I E W
  • What is the compound predicate?
  • 1. We made hot dogs and gobbled them up.
  • What are the VERBS in the sentence?
  • made, gobbled
  • 2. Mom hugged me, gave me some money, and
  • sent me on my way.
  • What are the VERBS in the sentence?
  • hugged, gave, sent
  • 3. The computer crackled, fizzled, then caught
    fire.
  • What are the VERBS in the sentence?
  • crackled, fizzled, caught
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