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Predicate - Glossary of Terms


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

The telegram contained exciting news.
The girls in our office are experienced instructors.
 
Interactive example:
 
Dawn made a daisy chain over 15 feet long. [show me the predicate]
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