b. Subject - Predicate 2

 

COMPOUND SUBJECT AND COMPOUND PREDICATE

Compound subject

A sentence may have a compound subject --  has two or more subjects connected by a conjunction like and  and  or. All subjects in a compound subject have the same verb or predicate.

Example:
      {The detective and his partner}     {solved the mystery}

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            Subject                                             predicate

 The compound subject is detective and partner. The simple predicate is solved.

The table below  illustrates more examples of  a compound subject

SUBJECT

PREDICATE

The father and son

 

jogged  on the beach.

Family photos, potted plants and  crystal vases

 

decorated  her living room.

 

 


You or I

will shoulder the responsibilities

Meanwhile the fog and darkness

thickened.

 

Compound Predicate

A sentence may also have a compound predicate – consisting of two or more predicates connected by a conjunction like and. All predicates in a compound predicate have the same subject.

Example:

        {He }         {finished the problem and raised his hand.}

      
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  Subject             predicate

The compound predicate is finished and raised. The simple subject is he.

Look  at the table below  for more examples of  a compound predicate.

SUBJECT
PREDICATE
The  worker
 
 swept and mopped the floor.
Her e- mail
was late but contained exciting news
The dog
 
barked and growled loudly
The girl
can run fast, jump far, and throw hard.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Compound subject and compound predicate

Sometime, a sentence is made up of both, a compound subject and a compound predicate.

Example:

 {Siti and Hana}            {are going to the summer camp in November   and will take

                                         writing course}            

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Compound Subject     Compound Predicate

The compound subject is Siti and Hana The compound predicate is are going and will take.

Other examples are :

        SUBJECT                                  PREDICATE                                            
 

The father and son

 

talked and laughed that afternoon

 

Her friends and family

 

clapped and cheered for her in the stands.

 

My sister and I

 

Bought and prepared the food

 

Her uncle and she

 

Walked slowly through the art gallery and admired the powerful sculptures exhibited there.

 

LET'S REVISE THE WHOLE SECTION ON SUBJECT AND PREDICATE.

 

SubjPred

 
 
  Click here  to do an exercise on Subject- Predicate 2.
 
 
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