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3rd Class English Subject and Predicate Subject and Predicate

Subject and Predicate

Category : 3rd Class

LEARNING OBJECTIVE

This lesson will help you:-

  • Understand subject and predicate.

 

Real Life Example

  • Knowledge of subject and predicate will help you to understand grammar and other parts of speech better.

  

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.

 

DEFINITION

  • The part of the sentence which names the person or thing we speak about is called the subject.
  • What is said about the person or thing denoted by the subject. This part of the sentence is called the predicate.

 

TRY ADDING THE PREDICATE FOR THESE

 

(a)         (b)       (c)     (d)         (e)             

No. Subject Predicate
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.

 

PLAY TIME

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: The uses of adversity.
  • Predicate: are sweet.

 

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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