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    English Teachers , how to classify the following kind of sentences into subject and predicate?? ( especially the interrogatives ones and ones with the inverted commas)

    According to me the answers are written. kindly tell me if I am correct or not.

    1 Where does the hare live in winter?

    the hare- subject
    where does live in winter?- predicate

    2. She said " you don't become sad.".

    you- subject
    dont become sad- predicate

    3. Shane was a knight who was very brave.

    shane- subject
    was a knight who was very brave- predicate


    4. God became sad and went to Brahma ji.

    God- subject
    became sad and went to Brahma ji- predicate
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    Re: subject and predicate

    *Not a teacher

    1. Where does the hare live in winter?

    the hare - subject
    does live - predicate

    2. She said, "you don't become sad.". - strange and wrong sentence

    she - subject
    said - predicate
    you - subject
    don't become sad - nominal predicate

    3. Shane was a knight who was very brave.

    Shane - subject
    was a knight - nominal predicate
    who - subject
    was very brave - nominal predicate

    4. God became sad and went to Brahma ji.

    God - subject
    became sad - nominal predicate
    went - predicate

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    Re: subject and predicate

    Quote Originally Posted by Roselin View Post
    English Teachers , how to classify the following kind of sentences into subject and predicate?? ( especially the interrogatives ones and ones with the inverted commas)

    According to me the answers are written. kindly tell me if I am correct or not.

    1 Where does the hare live in winter?

    the hare- subject
    where does live in winter?- predicate

    2. She said " you don't become sad.".

    you- subject
    dont become sad- predicate

    3. Shane was a knight who was very brave.

    shane- subject
    was a knight who was very brave- predicate


    4. God became sad and went to Brahma ji.

    God- subject
    became sad and went to Brahma ji- predicate

    ***** A NON-TEACHER's OPINION *****


    (1) Your question looks like a lot of fun. May I try?

    (2) You want your sentences divided into subject and predicate.

    Well, as I understand it, if you know the subject, then everything else

    is automatically the so-called predicate.

    (3) Let's start, shall we?

    (a) Where does the hare live in winter?

    (i) When you have a question, the "secret" is to put it in "regular"

    order when you analyze it:

    The hare does live where in winter?

    "The hare" is the subject. Therefore, all the other words is the predicate.

    (b) She said, "You don't become sad."

    (i) "She" is the subject. Therefore, ...

    (ii) I think that many native speakers would say:

    She said, "Don't be sad." / "Don't you be sad."

    (c) "Shane" is the subject. Therefore, ...

    (d) "God" is the subject. Therefore, ...

    (4) Wow! It seems that you and I have the same answers for three of the

    four examples.

    (5) Hopefully, a teacher will soon tell us whether we are right or wrong.


    Respectfully yours,


    James


    P.S. I agree that the sentence with quotation marks is confusing.

    She = subject.

    said, "You don't become sad." = predicate.

    Now if you want to, you may divide the predicate into two parts:

    said = verb

    You don't become sad = object.

    Now we can divide the object into two parts!!!

    You = subject.

    do not become sad. = predicate.

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