Subject and predicate
Read the following sentence.
Alice wrote a poem.
Who is doing the action in this sentence?
It is Alice. She wrote the poem.
The person who does the action in a sentence is called its subject.
Another sentence is given below.
Rohan was very intelligent.
Who is the sentence about?
The sentence is about Rohan. So, he is the subject of the sentence.
Each sentence consists of two parts – the subject and the predicate.
The subject is the person or thing we are talking about. The rest of the sentence tells us more about that person or thing. This part is called the predicate.
Read the following sentences and identify the subject and the predicate.
1. The boys are playing with the ball.
2. I like ice cream.
3. The dog chased the cat.
4. The Taj Mahal was built by Shah Jahan.
5. William wrote a letter.
6. Maria is my friend.
7. The students are learning their lessons.
8. The workers repaired the roof.
9. Grandma baked a cake.
10. The wind was blowing fiercely.
1. The boys (subject) / are playing with the ball (predicate).
2. I (subject) / like ice cream (predicate).
3. The dog (subject) / chased the cat (predicate).
4. The Taj Mahal (subject) / was built by Shah Jahan (predicate).
5. William (subject) / wrote a letter (predicate).
6. Maria (subject) / is my friend (predicate).
7. The students (subject) / are learning their lessons (predicate).
8. The workers (subject) / repaired the roof (predicate).
9. Grandma (subject) / baked a cake (predicate).
10. The wind (subject) / was blowing fiercely (predicate).