Subjects & Predicates
Project LA Activity

Every complete sentence contains two parts: a subject and a predicate.
The subject is what (or whom) the sentence is about, while the predicate tells something about the subject.

Judy and her dog run on the beach every morning.

Judy and her dog run on the beach every morning.
First find the verb and then make a question by placing ``who?'' or ``what?'' before it.

Letís try one:
We spilled popcorn on the floor.

Now find the subject:
We spilled popcorn on the floor.

Can you find the subject in each sentence below?
My little brother broke his finger.
His Uncle Bob asked for directions.
Those soldiers carried guns.
Our babysitter arrived late.

Can you find the subject in each sentence below?
My little brother broke his finger.
His Uncle Bob asked for directions.
Those soldiers carried guns.
Our babysitter arrived late.

Can you find the predicate in each sentence below?
My little brother broke his finger.
His Uncle Bob asked for directions.
Those soldiers carried guns.
Our babysitter arrived late.

Can you find the predicate in each sentence below?
My little brother broke his finger.
His Uncle Bob asked for directions.
Those soldiers carried guns.
Our babysitter arrived late.

Simple Subject and Simple Predicate
Every subject is built around one noun or pronoun (or more).When all other words are removed the simple subject is left.

Simple Subject

Can you find the simple subject in each sentence below?
My little brother broke his finger.
His Uncle Bob asked for directions.
Those soldiers carried guns.
Our babysitter arrived late.

Can you find the simple subject in each sentence below?
My little brother broke his finger.
His Uncle Bob asked for directions.
Those soldiers carried guns.
Our babysitter arrived late.

Simple Predicate
A simple predicate is always the verb or verbs that links up with the subject.

Simple Predicate

Can you find the simple predicate in each sentence below?
My little brother broke his finger.
His Uncle Bob asked for directions.
Those soldiers carried guns.
Our babysitter arrived late.

Can you find the simple predicate in each sentence below?
My little brother broke his finger.
His Uncle Bob asked for directions.
Those soldiers carried guns.
Our babysitter arrived late.

Compound Subject

Can you find the compound subjects?

Can you find the compound subjects?

Can you find the compound subjects?

Can you find the compound subjects?

Can you find the compound subject in each sentence below?
My little brother and my cousin broke their fingers.
His Uncle Bob and Aunt Betty asked for directions.
Those soldiers and agents carried guns.
Our babysitter and her friend arrived late.

Can you find the compound subject in each sentence below?
My little brother and my cousin broke their fingers.
His Uncle Bob and Aunt Betty asked for directions.
Those soldiers and agents carried guns.
Our babysitter and her friend arrived late.

Compound Predicate

Can you find the compound predicate?

Can you find the compound predicate?

Can you find the compound predicate in each sentence below?
My little brother bruised and broke his finger.
His Uncle Bob looked and asked for directions.
Those soldiers carried and used guns.
Our babysitter overslept and arrived late.

Can you find the compound predicate in each sentence below?
My little brother bruised and broke his finger.
His Uncle Bob looked and asked for directions.
Those soldiers carried and used guns.
Our babysitter overslept and arrived late.

Now that you know all about subjects and predicates, try the subject and predicate song and sing along!