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    predicate verb

    I am attempting to help my niece with a grammar assignment. Her task is to identify the simple subject and predicate verb in sentences. What, if any, is the difference between a verb and a "predicate verb?"

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    Re: predicate verb

    Quote Originally Posted by auntiestephanie View Post
    I am attempting to help my niece with a grammar assignment. Her task is to identify the simple subject and predicate verb in sentences. What, if any, is the difference between a verb and a "predicate verb?"
    I'm guessing the question is asked to make sure the it's the verb which is related to the subject, since other verbs occur in sentences, such as infinitives, gerunds etc and which are not connected to the subject.

    eg I like to read: 'like' is the predicate verb, not 'to read'.

    At least, this is how I understand the question.

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