Subject and Predicate

We will learn about the subject and predicate of a sentence. A sentence is a meaningful group of words.

Let us read these sentences and identify what the sentences are about.

1. The car is black in color.

(here the sentence is about ‘the car’)


2. The nurse gave me an injection.

(here the sentence is about ‘the nurse’)


3. David loves ice-cream.

(here the sentence is about ‘David’)


4. The dog barked at the stranger.

(here the sentence is about ‘the dog’)


5. Birds fly.

(here the sentence is about ‘Birds’)

So, in the above examples we see that every sentence says us about someone or something, and what they did. Thus a sentence can be divided into two parts.

All sentences have two parts i.e., a subject and a predicate.

Subject is a part of the sentence that tells us a person or a thing.


For example:

1. The car is black in color.

2. The nurse gave me an injection.

3. David loves ice-cream.

4. The dog barked at the stranger.

5. Birds fly.

Note: Subject may be just one or more than one word.

Predicate is a part of the sentence that tells us what is spoken or said about the subject.

For example:

1. The car is black in color.

2. The nurse gave me an injection.

3. David loves ice-cream.

4. The dog barked at the stranger.

5. Birds fly.

Note: Predicate may be one or more than one word.

Thus the subject and the predicate make the sense of a sentence complete.





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