Parts of a Sentence
Concept: Subject and Predicate
What are the Parts of a Sentence?
A simple sentence can be divided into two parts. The two parts are as follows:
- a subject
- a predicate
What is a Subject?
- A subject can be referred to as the person, place, or thing that is mentioned in the sentence.
- The subject refers to who or what the sentence is all about.
Explaining the subject
‘John’ is the subject of this sentence. The sentence speaks about John cooking food.
The rest of the part in the sentence is a predicate.
What is a Predicate?
- The predicate is a part of a complete sentence that gives information about the subject but doesn’t include the subject.
- This part of the sentence always contains more than one word.
Explaining the predicate
The predicate is the sentence is ‘ate the bone’, which explains the action of the dog.
How to Find Out the Subject and Predicate in a Sentence?
The dog is sleeping on the floor.
In the above sentence, ‘the dog’ is the subject, and it answers the question ‘who is sleeping?’ the answer is ‘dog’. Hence the word ‘the dog’ is considered as the subject of the sentence.
On the other hand, a predicate is that part of the sentence that gives us information about what the subject is doing.
Not considering words like ‘the’ and ‘a’ as part of the subject.
The boy climbed the tree to eat Mango.