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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

What is a predicate?


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What is a predicate? Here is my definition:


A predicate is a part of a sentence that describes a subject


I believe that every sentence has at least one predicate. Without predicates, sentences would not describe anything. For example, if I said, "Coffee mug" that would not be a sentence and I would not be describing anything. I would be merely pointing to a concept and saying nothing about it. Conversely, if I said, "Running" that would also not be a sentence. In this regard, every sentence has at least one subject-predicate pair.



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