Definitions… What is a predicate? The predicate is what the subject is doing in the sentence (verb).
Examples of the Complete Predicate… The phone rang. –rang is the predicate because it is telling you what the phone (subject) is doing. Old Faithful is a giant geyser in Yellowstone National Park. –is a giant geyser in Yellowstone National Park is the predicate because it is telling about the subject which is Old Faithful.
Examples of the Simple Predicate… Sarah cleaned the filthy house. Billy took his dog on a walk.
Answers to Your Quiz… CP= complete predicate and SP= simple predicate CP: will take the garbage out SP: will take CP: went with her grandmother SP: went CP: will finish the project SP: will finish CP: was their first priority SP: was CP: was fed this morning SP: was fed CP: cleaned the filthy house SP: cleaned CP: will tell Jonathan a story SP: will tell CP: let the cat out for a little while SP: let CP: set the table last night SP: set CP: asked Sarah for an encore SP: asked
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