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Subject and Predicate Practice Exercises

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Subject and Predicate Practice Exercises

Practice Exercise

Identify the simple subjects and simple predicates of the following sentences, and then divide the sentence into its complete subject and complete predicate.You can check your answers below.

  1. Have a happy birthday.
  2. The mountains are a popular vacation spot.
  3. Tad took his dog to the vet yesterday
  4. Holly and Mac cleaned the basement.
  5. Do birds sing to warn other birds about their territory?
  6. Park your car in the garage when the weather calls for snow.
  7. At six o'clock each day, please feed and walk the dog.
  8. Salad is a healthy addition to lunch and dinner.
  9. Skunks are very accurate when they spray a rival.
  10. Justin washed and waxed Dad's car.
  11. The garbage truck arrives very early in the morning.
  12. Would they prefer chili or sauerkraut with their hotdogs?
  13. Sixteen inches of snow fell in the Adirondacks last night.
  14. I am afraid of heights.
  15. Reading often improves your vocabulary
  16. Cell phones are convenient at home or at the office.
  17. Grab my hand and hang on tight!
  18. The drenching rainfall yesterday flooded many roads.
  19. May I borrow your stapler?
  20. Place a coaster underneath your glass, please.

Answers

1. S: (You); P: have
  (You) | have a happy birthday.
2. S: mountains; P: are
  The mountains | are a popular vacation spot.
3. S: Tad; P: took
  Tad | took his dog to the vet yesterday.
4. S: Holly and Mac; P: cleaned
  Holly and Mac | cleaned the basement.
5. S: birds; P: do sing
  Do birds sing to warn other birds about their territory? becomes the statemen: Birds | do sing to warn other birds about their territory.
6. S: (You); P: park
  (You) | park your car in the garage when the weather calls for snow
7. S: (you); P: feed, walk
  At six o'clock each day, (you) | please feed and walk the dog.
8. S: salad; P: is
  Salad | is a healthy addition to lunch and dinner.
9. S: skunks; P: are
  Skunks | are very accurate when they spray a rival.
10. S: Justin; P: washed, waxed
  Justin | washed and waxed Dad's car.
11. S: garbage truck; P: arrives
  The garbage truck | arrives very early in the morning.
12. S: they; P: would prefer
  Would they prefer chili or sauerkraut with their hotdogs? becomes the statement: They | would prefer chili or sauerkraut with their hotdogs.
13. S: snow; P: fell
  Sixteen inches of snow | fell in the Adirondacks last night.
14. S: I; P: am
  I | am afraid of heights.
15. S: reading; P: improves
  Reading | often improves your vocabulary.
16. S: phones; P: are
  Cell phones | are convenient at home or at the office.
17. S: (You); P: grab, hang on
  (You) | grab my hand and hang on tight!
18. S: rainfall; P: flooded
  The drenching rainfall | yesterday flooded many roads.
19. S: I; P: may borrow
  May I borrow your stapler? becomes the statement: I | may borrow your stapler.
20. S: (You); P: place
  (You) | place a coaster underneath your glass, please.
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