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    what is a predicate? please explain in plain English and give me an example.

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    A predicate is the verb and its complement (object, etc). In other words, a simple sentence could consist of a subject and a predicate:

    I like coffee.

    I= subject
    like coffee= predicate (verb + complement)
    Does that help? :o


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    "He has two cars which are all expensive"

    In such a complex sentence, could you clarify what is the predicate?
    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by vvaann
    "He has two cars which are all expensive"

    In such a complex sentence, could you clarify what is the predicate?
    Thanks,
    Everything after He is the predicate.

    It is, by the way, not a complex sentence. (See glossary.)

    Also, "He has two cars which are all expensive" should be: "He has two cars, both of which are expensive."

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