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  1. Unregistered
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    predicate

    what is a simple predicate?

  2. Nahualli
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    Re: predicate

    I Google'd your question verbatim and came up with this link :

    http://www.english.uiuc.edu/cws/wwor...predicates.htm

    I hope it helps. It's about halfway down the page.

    -Nah-

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    Re: predicate

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    what is a simple predicate?
    Well, first of all, a predicate is everything but the subject. For example, the underlined portion functions as a predicate:

    Mr Smith swam after dinner.
    She likes cake with her coffee.
    Cats and dogs sleep all day.
    I could sleep all day, too.

    A simple predicate is just the verb or the verb phrase like, 'could sleep'. For example, the underlined portion functions as a simple predicate:

    Mr Smith swam after dinner.
    She likes cake with her coffee.
    Cats and dogs sleep all day.
    I could sleep all day, too.

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