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1 Subjects & Predicates Weird & Wild Stuff

2 Inverted v Natural Order Natural Order: Subject first, followed by the predicate

3 Inverted v Natural Order Inverted order: the subject- verb order is changed. Example Across the rolling steppes rode the seemingly unstoppable Genghis Khan. Inverted order: the subject- verb order is changed. Example Across the rolling steppes rode the seemingly unstoppable Genghis Khan.

4 Find the Verb Across the rolling steppes rode the seemingly unstoppable Genghis Khan. Ask Who or What is doing the action. Across the rolling steppes rode the seemingly unstoppable Genghis Khan. Ask Who or What is doing the action.

5 What is the Subject? Across the rolling steppes rode the seemingly unstoppable Genghis Khan.

6 Questions Usually in inverted order. Subject often comes between parts of a verb phrase. Example Will Elena attend opening night for the concert season? Usually in inverted order. Subject often comes between parts of a verb phrase. Example Will Elena attend opening night for the concert season?

7 Questions Turn question into a statement. Example Elena will attend opening night. Turn question into a statement. Example Elena will attend opening night.

8 Sentences beginning with There or Here Usually in inverted order There or Here are never subjects The subject will come after the verb Usually in inverted order There or Here are never subjects The subject will come after the verb

9 Inverted Order Here is the information you wanted. Natural Order The information you wanted is here.

10 You may need to drop there or here when changing to natural order Inverted Order There are two leads in this play. Natural Order Two leads are in this play.

11 Understood Subjects Understood Subjects: occur in sentences that give a command or make a request. Most often the subject you is not stated. Understood Subjects: occur in sentences that give a command or make a request. Most often the subject you is not stated.

12 Example During hurricanes or tropical storms, stay away from the beaches. Take the stairs in an emergency. Show Mr. Connors the exit. During hurricanes or tropical storms, stay away from the beaches. Take the stairs in an emergency. Show Mr. Connors the exit.


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