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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.

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3 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.

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

5 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.

6 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.

7 Lets Practice! My little brother broke his finger. WHO?My little brother WHAT DID HE DO? broke his finger. SUBJECT PREDICATE

8 Lets Practice! His Uncle Bob asked for directions. WHO?His Uncle Bob WHAT DID HE DO? asked for directions. SUBJECT PREDICATE

9 Lets Practice! Our babysitter arrived late. WHO?Our babysitter WHAT DID SHE DO? arrived late. SUBJECT PREDICATE

10 Lets Practice! The children bought a candy bar. WHO?The children WHAT DID THEY DO? bought a candy bar. SUBJECT PREDICATE

11 Lets Practice! Seven monkeys played in the tree. WHO?Seven monkeys WHAT DID THEY DO? played in the tree. SUBJECT PREDICATE

12 Lets Practice! Jon, Sue and I ate dinner together. WHO?Jon, Sue and I WHAT DID WE DO? ate dinner together. SUBJECT PREDICATE

13 Lets Practice! Jon and Sue are getting married. WHO?Jon and Sue WHAT WILL THEY DO? are getting married. SUBJECT PREDICATE

14 Lets Practice! Tim and I will be in the wedding. WHO?Tim and I WHAT DID WE DO? will be in the wedding. SUBJECT PREDICATE

15 Lets 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.

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