This language lesson is designed for 6 to 12-year-old children. It guides the child to identify the parts of a sentence and to construct sentences from smaller pieces.
Sentence analysis is an integral part of basic grammar vocabulary.
To analyze a sentence, we must learn how to divide the sentence into two parts – the subject and the predicate.
How to Identify Subject in a Sentence?
A subject is what (or whom) the sentence is about. It is the person or thing that performs an action denoted by the verb. The subject is a noun or a pronoun. It can also be an –ing form or a to-infinitive.
The subject may be qualified by an article, an adjective, or another word/phrase that acts as an adjective.
How to Identify Predicate in a Sentence?
A predicate is the part of a sentence or a clause that tells ‘what the subject is doing’ or ‘what the subject is.’ It consists of the verb, the object, and other parts of the sentence except for the subject.
Examples to Identify Subject and Predicate
1. An apple fell. In this example, An apple answers what, therefore, it is the subject. In comparison, fell answers what the subject is doing and is, therefore, a predicate.
2. The dog barked. In this example, The dog answers who, therefore, it is the subject. In comparison, barked answers what the subject is doing and is, therefore, a predicate.
This video lesson helps the child in enhancing their grammar by practicing examples around sentence analysis. Invite the child to identify the subject and predicate in a sentence, as shown in the video.
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Video Created by: Jodi Qualters (Montessori in the Park, Goodyear, Arizona)
Elementary | Language | Sentence Analysis: Subject and Predicate (English)