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.
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.
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