Subject and Predicate
Category : 3rd Class
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Real Life Example
QUICK CONCEPT REVIEW
We all know that a group of words that makes complete sense is called a sentence. When we make a sentence, we name some person or thing: and say something about that person or thing. So we must have a subject to speak about and whatever we say about the subject is the predicate.
Hence every sentence has two parts, expressed or understood.
TRY ADDING THE PREDICATE FOR THESE
(a) (b) (c) (d) (e)
|a.||The sun||rises in the east|
|b.||The Queen of England||visited India|
|c.||Birds||are flying in the sky|
|d.||Children||like to read story books|
|e.||Kolkata||is on Hoogly river|
A complete sentence is composed of a subject and predicate. The predicate identifies and describes the action of the sentence. Predicates complete the thought of the sentence, and provide the substance of the idea that is being communicated.
The predicate modifies the subject of the sentence. It is composed of at least a verb that tells the action of the sentence’s purpose. In addition to the verb, predicates may also have objects of the verb, which tells to whom, to what, or for whom, or for what the action is for. Predicates can also have phrases, as groups of words that further describe the action or the object mentioned in the predicate.
Predicates function to identify what and why the subject is doing what it does. “The cat.” “The cat, what?” we can identify what is important to know. It allows the complete communication of ideas associated with the subject at hand. The predicate also completes proper speech and language, as it makes the communications logical and intellectual.
Players required 2 or more
Both the players will make chits of twenty subjects. They will put it in a bowl and shuffle it. Now each player will take out a chit and say a predicate for that subject.
Misconcept / Concept
Misconcept: Predicate always starts from verb.
Concept: This is not true. In most of the sentences predicate does start from verb but not all.
Example: Sweet are the uses of adversity.
Subject and Predicate
Find the verb, the main verb in a sentence, then ask yourself who or what did it?
That’s the subject.
Like a sentence’s captain, subjects make verbs happen.
So: Dana couldn’t stop laughing.
“Dana” is the subject. She’s doing the action.
She was rolling on the floor.
“She” is the subject, are you keeping score?
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