Subject and Predicate Basics

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What is the part of a sentence which names the person or thing you are speaking about?

Subject

In which type of sentence is the subject usually left out?

Imperative sentence

Which sentence structure occasionally places the subject after the predicate?

Declarative sentence

What is the part of a sentence that tells something about the subject?

Predicate

Which part of a sentence usually comes first?

Subject

In which type of sentences is the subject usually understood?

Imperative sentence

Study Notes

Sentence Structure

  • The subject of a sentence is the part that names the person or thing being spoken about.

Sentence Types

  • In imperative sentences, the subject is usually left out.

Unusual Sentence Structures

  • Occasionally, the subject can come after the predicate in an inverted sentence.

Sentence Components

  • The predicate is the part of a sentence that tells something about the subject.

Sentence Order

  • The subject usually comes first in a sentence.

Implicit Subjects

  • In imperative sentences, the subject is usually understood, rather than explicitly stated.

Learn about the fundamental components of a sentence - the subject and the predicate. Understand how every sentence is composed of these two essential parts, which name the person or thing being spoken about and say something about them.

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