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    Subject and predicate

    Hi,
    i am new in teaching, i have few doubts in grammar subject and predicate, i would be really grateful to you if you can help me


    1.That is my uncle.

    2. The large house over there is my grand father's

    3.i use the internet nearly everyday.

    4. here is an announcement.


    And apart from this
    I am sorry. ( what is sorry in this sentence a noun or adjective)

    How quickly the holiday has passed (is this a statement sentence or an exclamatory sentence)


    Thanks

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    Re: Subject and predicate

    Uteacher, please use correct capitalisation in your posts.

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    Re: Subject and predicate

    Quote Originally Posted by Uteacher View Post
    Hi,

    ​I am new in to teaching. I have a few doubts in about the grammar grammatical terms "subject" and "predicate". I would be really grateful to you if you can help me.


    1. That is my uncle.

    2. The large house over there is my grand father's grandfather's.

    3. I use the internet nearly everyday every day.

    4. Here is an announcement.


    And apart from this
    I am sorry. ( what is sorry in this sentence a noun or adjective)
    How quickly the holiday has passed (is this a statement sentence or an exclamatory sentence)


    I have two additional questions:

    In the sentence "I am sorry", is the word "sorry" a noun or an adjective?
    Is the sentence "How quickly the holiday has passed" a statement sentence or an exclamatory sentence?


    Thanks.
    Please see my amendments to your post. If you are going to teach English, you must make sure that you are familiar with the basics first.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: Subject and predicate

    Hi Uteacher,

    The subject is the thing that 'does' the verb. The predicate is anything following the subject (including verb phrases, prepositional phrases, noun phrases).

    'Sorry' can be described as an adjectival complement.
    Your second sentence is exclamatory (so it should really have an exclamation mark). If it were a statement the word order would be: The holiday has passed quickly.

    Hope this helps,

    Thanks,

    Maria

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    #5

    Re: Subject and predicate

    "Sorry" can also be called a "predicate adjective".

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