• SENTENCE PARTS
    ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

    SENTENCE PARTS

    THE SUBJECT AND THE PREDICATE Notably, every sentence may be divided grammatically into two broad parts: Subject and Predicate. The subject may be a noun or a noun-equivalent, a noun phrase or a noun clause. The predicate embraces the verb and its accompanying words. Usually, a sentence begins with the subject, followed by the predicate: Sometimes. however, certain exceptions occur to the Subject + Verb pattern, changing it to verb + subject instead. Such exceptions include: 1) Direct questions: Is the girl pretty? (verb + subject) Did anybody talk? (auxiliary + subject + verb)   2) Sentences begun with the expletives THERE and HERE: There is no water here! (expletive…

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