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Predicate

When you are done, try the Predicates Quiz.

The predicate of the sentence tells what the subject is doing or something about the subject in a sentence or clause and contains a verb or verbs. It can be one or several words. A complete predicate is all the words that modify the verb or verbs and aren't the subject of the sentence.

The table below gives examples of predicates with the predicates in italics.

 

Examples of predicates
The faucet dripped.
(Simple predicate)
The bell was rung.
(Predicate)
The cats meowed, rolled over and ate their food.
(Complete predicate)
The storm was accompanied by many lightning bolts, heavy rain and thunder.
(Complete predicate)
The football team scored two touchdowns, a field goal and a safety during the first half.
(Complete predicate)
Drippy faucet
Bell
Cats
Lightning bolt
Football

 

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