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    Predicate Verb and Predicative

    Basically just the predicate verb, and predicative part of the sentence.

    I did edit this post, so if you wonder what question the people below are answering, its what was previously here.
    THank you so much.
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    Re: Members of a sentence, Phrases, and types of sentences

    umm can I get some help on this?

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    Re: Members of a sentence, Phrases, and types of sentences

    This is basically a request for an entire semester of grammar in one post. It's much easier for us to respond to a specific question about a specific topic.

    You may find some good information at the Online Writing Lab (the OWL) at Purdue University.

    For example, here is a link to their page on sentence types.

    If you spend some time there and see what you can learn, then you may be able to post more precise questions that we can more easily answer.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Members of a sentence, Phrases, and types of sentences

    I did go there, but it didn't make much sense to me. But i'll try again. Thx for the help.

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    Re: Members of a sentence, Phrases, and types of sentences

    You said anything is welcome. So I will try to explain the very basics. You probably know that, but I can't be sure and have time to do it

    A subject of a sentence is generally speaking what the sentence is about. I know it doesn't mean much, but examples should be of some help:

    I wake up at 7 every morning.
    It's raining.
    Michael and I are a couple.
    You are pretty.
    Tonight, I won't sleep.
    Are you OK?
    Shall I open the window?
    It must be done.
    He got beaten.
    [You] leave me alone!
    Don't you see?

    The subjects are in bold.

    The predicate is (generally) the action or state the subject does or is in.

    I've been drinking.
    This dress is very elegant.
    Are you sure?

    Alright I got tired.

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    Re: Members of a sentence, Phrases, and types of sentences

    Alright thanks a lot guys.

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    Re: Predicate Verb and Predicative

    Quote Originally Posted by cardboardhome View Post
    Basically just the predicate verb, and predicative part of the sentence.

    I did edit this post, so if you wonder what question the people below are answering, its what was previously here.
    THank you so much.
    This is like a technique. First we have to find the verb and its subject. The subject has to be excluded. The verb will be always one of the following types:

    1-To be: in this case, anything coming after the verb will be the predicator:

    ______I. he is in the garden.
    ______II. he is a good teacher.
    ______III. he is fine.

    2-Other verbs: the verb itself is the predicator: I see.

    3. Psychological verbs: the verb and the adjective: he feels sad.

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