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Compound Predicate - Glossary of Terms


Compound Predicate

The predicate is the part of the sentence that makes a statement about the subject.  The predicate usually tells what the subject is doing, or what is happening to the subject.

Examples:

Adam lives in Bangor.
   
   subject            predicate

A compound predicate tells two (or more) things about the same subject (without repeating the subject).

Adam lives in Bangor and speaks Welsh.
     
  subject                compound predicate

The telegram was late but contained exciting news.
      
        subject                    compound predicate

Interactive example:

 
They need to absorb nitrogen and keep above 20 degrees. [show me the compound predicate]
 
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