Subject and Predicate

Subject and Predicate :

A sentence mainly consists of two parts.

Here are six exmaples in which the two parts of each sentence are marked off.

1. My brother/works in a bank.

2. The train / arrived late.

3. An old man/was standing in the street.

4. This/is my uncle.

5. Ramesh/speaks English well.

6. The climate of Bangalore/is pleasant.

In sentence I, the first part MY BROTHER names the person about whom something is being said. The second part WORKS IN A BANK says something about the person named in the first part.

In sentence 2 the first part THE TRAIN names the thing about which something is being said. The second part ARRIVED LATE says something about the thing named in the first part. And so on.

The first part is called THE SUBJECT.

The second part is called THE PREDICATE.

THE SUBJECT names the person or thing about which something is being said.

THE PREDICATE says something about the person or thing named by the subject.

Note :

To frame a sentence, you must

(i) Name the person or thing you are speaking about. Supply a SUBJECT of the sentence.

(ii) Say something about the person or thing. Supply a PREDICATE for your sentence.

Business English Index

Business English Exercises Index

Subject and Predicate

Letter Asking A Donation
Letter Asking A Favor
Letter Asking for More Details
Letter Asking for Donations
Letter Denying of Dealership
Letter for Change of Address
Letter for Distributorship
Letter for Employment
Letter for Hotel Reservation
Letter for Letter of Credit
Letter for Line of Credit
Letter for Product Launch
Letter for Promotion
Letter for Retirement Congrats
Letter for Scholarship
Letter for Settlement of Bill
Letter for Tender
Letter for Testimonial
Letter of Agreement
Letter of Assurance
Letter of Credit
Letter of Enquiry
Letter of Order
Letter of Persuasion
Letter of Sympathy
Letter Offering Discount
Letter Related to Advertisement
Letter Related to Despatch
Letter Related to Training
Letter to A Foreign Buyer
Letter to Pen-Friend
Letter to Police
Letter with Order
Letter with Quotation
Letter Writing
Letters about Company Shares
Letters by Clubs and Societies
Letters by Landlords & Tenants
Letters for Appointment of Dealers
Letters for Business Relations
Letters for Buying and Selling
Letters for Credit & Collection
Letters for Foreign Travel
Letters for Lease & Tenancy
Letters for Loan & Borrowing
Letters for Transfer & Assignment
Letters for Insurance
Letters Noting Discrepancy
Letters of Condolence & Sorrow
Letters of Regret
Letters Regarding Maintenance
Letters Regarding Payment
Letters Related to Employees
Letters to Local Corporation
Letters to Postal Authorities
Letters to The Editor
Letters Used in Real Estate
Letters With Postal Department
Letters With Railways Authorities

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