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    Exclamation subject and predicate

    We are preparing a lesson plan for a college grammar class and realized that we werent sure what the subject and predicate are in this sentence.

    There once was a painter named Gregory.

    Could you help us please?

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    Re: subject and predicate

    If there is existential, then you can replace it with the true subject, like this,

    A painter named Gregory once was.

    There's also something called secondary predication that you may or may not want to look into: http://linguistics.berkeley.edu/wccf...ts/kalluli.pdf

    Here's a nice, easy resource: Subject and Predicate

    All the best.

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