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5-18 Complete & Simple Predicate

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The complete predicate of a sentence includes all the words after the subject that tell what the subject of the sentence is or does.  The simple predicate is the main word or words in the complete predicate.

Look at the sentence below.  The complete predicate of the sentence is: "chased us in the field."  The simple predicate is: "chased."

The big bull chased us in the field.

 

Identify and type the complete predicate for each sentence below.  Next identify the simple predicate.  (Be sure to place  a period at the end of the predicate.)

 

The woman opened the door of the car.

Complete predicate
Simple predicate

 

Jerry helped his mother with the dishes.

Complete predicate
Simple predicate

 

Joanna moved the chair into the corner.

Complete predicate
Simple predicate

 

David unpacked the last of the boxes.

Complete predicate
Simple predicate

 

Some of the passengers' luggage was lost in the airport.

Complete predicate
Simple predicate

 

Jenny found her box of pencils and crayons.

Complete predicate
Simple predicate

 

Our busy day ended with a trip to the store.

Complete predicate
Simple predicate

 

The notebook is kept next to the phone.

Complete predicate
Simple predicate

 

Henry is learning to answer the telephone.

Complete predicate
Simple predicate

 

Justin knows his multiplication facts.

Complete predicate
Simple predicate

 

 

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