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simple subject

what/whom the subject is about

complete subject

simple subject + all modifiers

simple predicate

verb phrase

complete predicate

whole sentence - complete subject


1/3 subject
1/3 predicate
1/3 complete thought

sentence rule 1 and strategy

subjects cannot exist in a prepositional phrase
cross out the prepositional phrases

sentence rule 2 and strategy

in questions subjects usually follow the verb
convert the question into a statement

subject complement

a complement that follows a linking verb (predicate nominative or predicate adjective)


a complement that follows a transitive verb (direct object or indirect object)

sentence rule 3 and strategy

subjects can't be "here or there"
reverse the sentence

sentence rule 4 and strategy

subjects in commands are always (you)
write you in parenthesis Ex. (you)

sentence rule 5 and strategy

subjects can be compound
make sure you've found all of them

complement rule 1 and strategy

can't exist in a prepositional phrase
cross out all prepositional phrases

complement rule 2 and strategy

an adverb is never a complement
not all sentences have a complement

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