Subject and Predicate
Let’s read the given sentence.
· The basket is full of apples.
In the above sentence we speak about ‘The basket’. ‘The basket’ is the Subject of sentence. In a sentence, the person or thing we speak about is called the Subject.
In the above sentence, ‘full of apples’ tells us something about the Subject (the basket). ‘Full of apples’ is the Predicate of sentence. What is said about the Subject in a sentence is called the Predicate.
Thus, all sentences can be divided into two parts: a subject and a predicate. The subject is what (or whom) the sentence is about, while the predicate tells us something about the subject.
Some more examples:
1. Ravi is drinking juice.
Predicate: is drinking juice.
2. Dia wakes up at 5 o’clock in the morning.
Predicate: wakes up at 5 o’clock in the morning.
3. She is eating breakfast.
Predicate: is eating breakfast.
4. The sun rises in the east.
Subject: The sun
Predicate: rises in the east.
5. The dogs were barking loudly.
Subject: The dogs
Predicate: were barking loudly.
6. My mother and my aunt are doctors.
Subject: My mother and my aunt
Predicate: are doctors.
7. Apples grow on trees.
Predicate: grow on trees.
8. Riya read the book.
Predicate: read the book.
9. He is a clever but lazy boy.
Predicate: is a clever but lazy boy.
10. The parrot was sitting on the branch.
Subject: The parrot
Predicate: was sitting on the branch.
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