Predicate

February 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

This lovesick fool is head over heels for Subject. He couldn’t possibly live without her and is constantly following her, flattering her, and getting her anything she needs. He puts all of his own integrity and independence to the wayside. Subject couldn’t be bothered. The only deep emotion she ever expressed to him was anger when he lunged at her once, trying to give her a kiss, and ended up tearing her dress. He has worn the ripped piece of cloth as a tie ever since. Most beasts agree it would be better used as a noose to put him out of his misery. At any rate, where you see Subject, Predicate is sure to follow.

 

1. A syntactic unit that functions as one of the two main constituents of a simple sentence, the other being the subject, and that consists of a verb, which in English may agree with the subject in number, and of all the words governed by the verb or modifying it, the whole often expressing the action performed by or the state attributed to the subject.

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