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Predicates. Definitions… What is a predicate? The predicate is what the subject is doing in the sentence (verb).

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1 Predicates

2 Definitions… What is a predicate? The predicate is what the subject is doing in the sentence (verb).

3 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.

4 Examples of the Simple Predicate… Sarah cleaned the filthy house. Billy took his dog on a walk.

5 Its Time to Take a … Quiz!!!!

6 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

7 Any Last Questions? If any of you still have any questions, feel free to ask right now, or ask Mrs. Oehler later.


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