Subjects and Predicates Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers on Subjects and Predicates

Question 1 : Are conversational and grammatical complete thoughts the same thing?

Answer : No, they are not. Even if we comprehend an idea communicated in casual conversation, it does not mean that the idea was expressed in a grammatically correct form.

Question 2 : What must any complete sentence possess to be complete?

Answer : A complete sentence must have a subject and a predicate.

Question 3 :  What do we call the doing or being part of the sentence?

Answer : This part is called the predicate.

Question 4 :  What is the head subject?

Answer : The head subject is the particular word in the subject that names the person or thing spoken of.

Question 5 :  Are modifiers ever part of the complete sentence?

Answer : Yes, the complete predicate is the head predicate along with its modifiers.

Question 6 :  What kind of subject do we see in the sentence ” Swimming and diving are strenuous sport”?

Answer : The sentence contains a compound object, swimming and diving.

Question 7 :  Name the head compound predicate in the sentence “My brother enjoys driving and loves cars.”

Answer :

Question 8 :  When are we allowed to omit a portion of verb phrase?

Answer : We can omit a portion of a verb phrase in the latter elements of a compound predicate where the head elements are verb phrases that share the same auxiliary verbs.

Question 9 :  What is a sentence diagram?

Answer : A sentence diagram is a pictorial representation of a sentence.