Subjects and Predicates

January 16th, 2020 in Grammar by April Michelle Davis 0

Sentences are made up of a subject and a predicate. Both can be either simple or complete. The simple subject is the noun, and the complete subject is the noun as well as all of the words associated with it. The simple predicate is the verb, and the complete predicate includes all of the words associated with it.

Subject – a grammatical division of a sentence; it is a noun or pronoun about which the predicate is about.

Predicate – a grammatical division of a sentence; it is the part of the sentence comprising what is said about the subject.

 

Try It!

What are the simple and complete subjects and predicates in each of these sentences?

1. The word-processing software has arrived safely.
2. Zack typically went to the mall for lunch.
3. The snow stopped.
4. Henry moved into his dorm room.
5. Garlic-flavored croutons taste good in salads.

Answers
1. The word-processing software + has arrived safely.
2. Zack + typically went to the mall for lunch.
3. The snow + stopped.
4. Henry + moved into his dorm room.
5. Garlic-flavored croutons + taste good in salads.