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T he Predicate versus the Subject
 
Lesson 2-6
Prompt:Our study has included the two main parts of a sentence: the predicate and the subject. The complete predicate is usually the verb and all the words that follow. The complete subject is usually all the words before the verb.
Directions:Read each sample sentence below and click to select below each sentence whether the underlined words are the simple subject, complete subject, simple predicate, or complete predicate.
1.Backpacking in the high Sierra Mountains can be a great experience.
(simple subject) (complete subject) (simple predicate) (complete predicate)
2.A beginner to backpacking should have experienced companions on a backpacking trip.
(simple subject) (complete subject) (simple predicate) (complete predicate)
3.A good backpacking trip will be a well planned trip.
(simple subject) (complete subject) (simple predicate) (complete predicate)
4.The selection of a campsite is very important.
(simple subject) (complete subject) (simple predicate) (complete predicate)
5.Hiking boots should have strong soles.
(simple subject) (complete subject) (simple predicate) (complete predicate)
6.A topographical map of the trail should be bought.
(simple subject) (complete subject) (simple predicate) (complete predicate)
7.Light, freeze dried food for the trail is a must.
(simple subject) (complete subject) (simple predicate) (complete predicate)
8.Each hiker in the party should have a shelter tent for inclement weather.
(simple subject) (complete subject) (simple predicate) (complete predicate)
9.The first priority for each hiker in the party is to stay dry and to keep warm.
(simple subject) (complete subject) (simple predicate) (complete predicate)
10.Tired backpackers should stop often to rest.
(simple subject) (complete subject) (simple predicate) (complete predicate)
11.Backpackers in the high Sierra Mountains may often suffer from elevation sickness.
(simple subject) (complete subject) (simple predicate) (complete predicate)
12.A favorite backpacking trip of mine is to hike to the high Sierra meadows to watch the nightly parade of stars.
(simple subject) (complete subject) (simple predicate) (complete predicate)