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    Compound Predicate

    Please I need to know if a sentence with a compound predicate can be grouped as a compound sentence.

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    Re: Compound Predicate

    Quote Originally Posted by otevia View Post
    Please I need to know if a sentence with a compound predicate can be grouped as a compound sentence.

    Thanks.

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    (1) I notice that no one has answered you yet.

    (2) The reason may be that your question is not completely clear in meaning.

    (3) If you could explain exactly what you wish to know, then one of the excellent

    teachers will be delighted to give you the answer.

    (4) Do you wish to ask: Is a compound predicate the same as a compound sentence?

    (5) Please let us know.




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    Re: Compound Predicate

    Or, if you're asking if you can have a compound sentence with Subject A and Verb A, and Subject B and Verbs B and C, the answer is yes.

    I cooked, and my husband set the table and washed the dishes.
    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: Compound Predicate

    Thanks, The Parser. I actually meant to ask if a compound predicate is the same as a compound sentence.

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    Re: Compound Predicate

    Quote Originally Posted by otevia View Post
    I actually meant to ask if a compound predicate is the same as a compound sentence.
    In that a predicate is usually considered to be a part of a sentence, the simple answer to you question is 'no'. I am still not sure what you understandd by compound predicate.

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    Re: Compound Predicate

    Thanks, Barb D. What i want is close to the second clause in your sentence:

    My husband set the table and washed the dishes

    Is this a compound sentence?

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    Re: Compound Predicate

    Please tell me what a compound predicate is.

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    Re: Compound Predicate

    Or is a simple subject with a compound predicate the same as a compound sentence?

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    Re: Compound Predicate

    [QUOTE=otevia;827918]

    My husband set the table and washed the dishes

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    (1) It might be helpful if you remembered the definition of a compound sentence:

    Two independent sentences connected by a conjunction.

    For example:

    Otevia lives in Nigeria, and she studies English.

    If I were to delete (erase) the conjunction, we would have two independent sentences:

    Otevia lives in Nigeria.
    She studies English.

    (2) Thus, you can see that your sentence is not a compound sentence.

    (3) Your sentence could be written like this:

    My husband set the table, and my husband washed the dishes.

    Now, that is a compound sentence! But it sounds funny. So native speakers

    prefer to say: My husband set the table and washed the dishes.

    As you know, the grammar books call the words in bold a "compound predicate."

    P.S. You are 100% correct: your sentence is a simple sentence with a compound predicate.

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