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

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every complete sentence has two parts subject and predicate
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.
judy and her dog run on the beach every day
Judy and her dog run on the beach every day.

EXAMPLE:

  • Who?
  • What do they do?

SUBJECT

Judy and her dog

PREDICATE

run on the beach everyday.

to find the predicate
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.
judy and her dog run on the beach every day5
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.
let s practice
Let’s Practice!

My little brother broke his finger.

SUBJECT

WHO?

My little brother

WHAT DID HE DO?

PREDICATE

broke his finger.

let s practice7
Let’s Practice!

His Uncle Bob asked for directions.

SUBJECT

WHO?

His Uncle Bob

WHAT DID HE DO?

PREDICATE

asked for directions.

let s practice8
Let’s Practice!

Our babysitter arrived late.

SUBJECT

WHO?

Our babysitter

WHAT DID SHE DO?

PREDICATE

arrived late.

let s practice9
Let’s Practice!

The children bought a candy bar.

SUBJECT

WHO?

The children

WHAT DID THEY DO?

PREDICATE

bought a candy bar.

let s practice10
Let’s Practice!

Seven monkeys played in the tree.

SUBJECT

WHO?

Seven monkeys

WHAT DID THEY DO?

PREDICATE

played in the tree.

let s practice11
Let’s 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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Let’s Practice!

Jon and Sue are getting married.

SUBJECT

WHO?

Jon and Sue

WHAT WILL THEY DO?

PREDICATE

are getting married.

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Let’s Practice!

Tim and I will be in the wedding.

SUBJECT

WHO?

Tim and I

WHAT DID WE DO?

PREDICATE

will be in the wedding.

let s review
Let’s 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.