All sentences require a subject and predicate to be a complete sentence. If a sentence is missing a subject or a predicate than it is a fragment sentence! Avoid these like the plague...
A quick review of subjects and predicates: A subject is what or whom the sentence is about. (A simple subject is always a noun.)
A predicate is what or whom the subject is doing. (A simple predicate is always a verb.)
For example: Francisco was sleeping in Ms. Nina's class today.
- What or whom is the sentence about? Answer: Francisco. Francisco is the subject.
- What is the subject doing? Answer: He was sleeping. "Was sleeping" is the predicate.
Identify the subject and predicate of each sentence by underlining the subject and circling the predicate. To do this you will need to copy down each sentence.
- Manuel Perez often puts his hair in a rubber band.
- Guille likes to sit in the corner of the room.
- Ana Julia wrote one of the best reviews of "The Rogue Wave."
- Sometimes Julian dances in Ms. Nina's class.
- "The Flight of Icarus" was an interesting myth about the dangers of pushing limits.
Due Wednesday, September 23.