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Subjects & Predicates. Project LA Activity. 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. Judy and her dog run on the beach every morning.

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subjects predicates

Subjects & Predicates

Project LA Activity

every complete sentence contains two parts a subject and a predicate
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.

judy and her dog run on the beach every morning4
Judy and her dogrun 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.

let s try one
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
Now find the subject:

We spilled popcorn on the floor.

Now decide who or what spilled popcorn?

Wespilled popcorn on the floor.

can you find the subject in each sentence below
Can you find the subject in each sentence below?
  • My little brother broke his finger.
  • His Uncle Bob asked for directions.
  • Those soldiers carried guns.
  • Our babysitter arrived late.
can you find the subject in each sentence below8
Can you find the subject in each sentence below?
  • My little brother broke his finger.
  • His Uncle Bob asked for directions.
  • Those soldiers carried guns.
  • Our babysitter arrived late.
can you find the predicate in each sentence below
Can you find the predicate in each sentence below?
  • My little brother broke his finger.
  • His Uncle Bob asked for directions.
  • Those soldiers carried guns.
  • Our babysitter arrived late.
can you find the predicate in each sentence below10
Can you find the predicate in each sentence below?
  • My little brother broke his finger.
  • His Uncle Bob asked for directions.
  • Those soldiers carried guns.
  • Our babysitter arrived late.
simple subject and simple predicate
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.

simple subject
Simple Subject

A pieceof 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.

can you find the simple subject in each sentence below
Can you find the simple subject in each sentence below?
  • My little brother broke his finger.
  • His Uncle Bob asked for directions.
  • Those soldiers carried guns.
  • Our babysitter arrived late.
can you find the simple subject in each sentence below14
Can you find the simple subject in each sentence below?
  • My littlebrother broke his finger.
  • His Uncle Bob asked for directions.
  • Those soldiers carried guns.
  • Our babysitter arrived late.
simple predicate
Simple Predicate

A simple predicate is always the verb or verbs that links up with the subject.

simple predicate16
Simple Predicate

A piece of chocolate candy would taste great.

The simple predicate is ``would taste'' -- in other words,

the verb of the sentence.

can you find the simple predicate in each sentence below
Can you find the simple predicate in each sentence below?
  • My little brother broke his finger.
  • His Uncle Bob asked for directions.
  • Those soldiers carried guns.
  • Our babysitter arrived late.
can you find the simple predicate in each sentence below18
Can you find the simple predicate in each sentence below?
  • My little brother brokehis finger.
  • His Uncle Bob askedfor directions.
  • Those soldiers carriedguns.
  • Our babysitter arrivedlate.
compound subject
Compound Subject

A sentence may have a compound subject -- a simple subject made up of more than one noun or pronoun.

ACDC

No Doubt

can you find the compound subjects
Can you find the compound subjects?

Team pennants, rock posters and family photographs covered the boy's bedroom walls.

can you find the compound subjects21
Can you find the compound subjects?

Team pennants, rock posters and family photographs covered the boy's bedroom walls.

can you find the compound subjects22
Can you find the compound subjects?

Her uncle and she walked slowly through the art gallery and admired the beautiful pictures exhibited there.

can you find the compound subjects23
Can you find the compound subjects?

Her uncle and she walked slowly through the art gallery and admired the beautiful pictures exhibited there.

can you find the compound subject in each sentence below
Can you find the compound subject in each sentence below?
  • 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.
can you find the compound subject in each sentence below25
Can you find the compound subject in each sentence below?
  • My littlebrotherand mycousin broke their fingers.
  • His Uncle BobandAunt Betty asked for directions.
  • Those soldiersandagents carried guns.
  • Our babysitterand herfriendarrived late.
compound predicate
Compound Predicate

A compound predicate, is more than one verb relating to the same subject.

can you find the compound predicate
Can you find the compound predicate?

Mother mopped and scrubbed the kitchen floor.

can you find the compound predicate28
Can you find the compound predicate?

Mother mopped and scrubbed the kitchen floor.

can you find the compound predicate in each sentence below
Can you find the compound predicate in each sentence below?
  • 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.
can you find the compound predicate in each sentence below30
Can you find the compound predicate in each sentence below?
  • My little brother bruisedandbrokehis finger.
  • His Uncle Bob lookedandaskedfor directions.
  • Those soldiers carriedandusedguns.
  • Our babysitter oversleptandarrivedlate.
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Now that you know all about subjects and predicates, try the subject and predicate song and sing along!

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