is a group of words
expressing a complete thought.
c o ug
Every sentence has two essential
The subject of a sentence is The predicate of a sentence
the part about which is the part which says
something is being said. something about the subject.
The flower bloomed.
Bill told everyone
about the wreck.
The girls on the team were all Sue plays the piano well.
The si mpl e subject i s the The si mpl e pr edi cate, or ver b,
mai n wor d i n the compl ete i s the mai n wor d or gr oup of
subject. wor ds i n the compl ete
pr edi cate.
The four new students arrived
Sara’s sister took us bowling
Simple subject students Simple predicate took
The compl ete subject i s the The compl ete pr edi cate i s
mai n wor d and al l i ts the ver b and al l i ts
modi fi er s. modi fi er s.
Complete subject The four new Complete Predicate took us
students bowling yesterday