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Subject & Predicate

Part 1: Type in "subject" or "predicate" based on the definition or word/phrase in [brackets.] Part 2: Type in the exact word/phrase from the sentence that is the simple/complete subject/predicate. Spelling matters!
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Subject
tells who or what the sentence is about
Subject
always includes a noun
Predicate
tells something about the subject
Predicate
always begins with a verb
Subject
[The kangaroo] lives in Australia.
Predicate
Josue [ate too many mangoes.]
Subject
[He] had a stomacheache.
Subject
[His parents] had to take him to the doctor.
Predicate
Doctor Valdez [examined him.]
Subject
[The doctor] gave him some medicine.
Subject
[Our parents] will be proud of us.
Subject
Last Saturday, [I] washed our father's car.
Predicate
China [is a very big country]
Subject
[Many Chinese people] ride around on bicycles.
scholar
Identify the simple subject: The careful scholar checked over his work.
The careful scholar
Identify the complete subject: The careful scholar checked over his work.
checked
Identify the simple predicate: The careful scholar checked over his work.
checked over his work
Identify the complete predicate: The careful scholar checked over his work.
teacher
Identify the simple subject: The handsome teacher taught me many new things.
the handsome teacher
Identify the complete subject: The handsome teacher taught me many new things.
taught
Identify the simple predicate: The handsome teacher taught me many new things.
taught me many new things
Identify the complete predicate: The handsome teacher taught me many new things.
I
Identify the simple subject: I will do great!
I
Identify the complete subject: I will do great!
will do
Identify the simple predicate: I will do great!
will do great
Identify the complete predicate: I will do great!
book
Identify the simple subject: The tattered book is below my desk.
the tattered book
Identify the complete subject: The tattered book is below my desk.
is
Identify the simple predicate: The tattered book is below my desk.
is below my desk
Identify the complete predicate: The tattered book is below my desk.
grasshopper
Identify the simple subject: The flying grasshopper chased after me.
the flying grasshopper
Identify the complete subject: The flying grasshopper chased after me.
chased
Identify the simple predicate: The flying grasshopper chased after me.
chased after me
Identify the complete predicate: The flying grasshopper chased after me.
parents
Identify the simple subject: My parents told me to finish my homework.
my parents
Identify the complete subject: My parents told me to finish my homework.
told
Identify the simple predicate: My parents told me to finish my homework.
told me to finish my homework
Identify the complete predicate: My parents told me to finish my homework.
Ms. Larkin
Identify the simple subject: Ms. Larkin showed us a neat science experiment.
Ms. Larkin
Identify the complete subject: Ms. Larkin showed us a neat science experiment.
showed
Identify the simple predicate: Ms. Larkin showed us a neat science experiment.
showed us a neat science experiment
Identify the complete predicate: Ms. Larkin showed us a neat science experiment.
he
Identify the simple subject: He drooled on me!
he
Identify the complete subject: He drooled on me!
drooled
Identify the simple predicate: He drooled on me!
drooled on me
Identify the complete predicate: He drooled on me!
my stinky socks
Identify the complete subject: My stinky socks are inside your big mouth.
socks
Identify the simple subject: My stinky socks are inside your big mouth.
are inside your big mouth
Identify the complete predicate: My stinky socks are inside your big mouth.
are
Identify the simple predicate: My stinky socks are inside your big mouth.
the big, fluffy clouds
Identify the complete subject: The big, fluffy clouds look like hamburgers.
clouds
Identify the simple subject: The big, fluffy clouds look like hamburgers.
look
Identify the simple predicate: The big, fluffy clouds look like hamburgers.
look like hamburgers
Identify the complete predicate: The big, fluffy clouds look like hamburgers.
I
Identify the simple subject: I love to play video games.
I
Identify the complete subject: I love to play video games.
love
Identify the simple predicate: I love to play video games.
love to play video games
Identify the complete predicate: I love to play video games.
Mr. S
Identify the simple subject: Mr. S taught us the rules of volleyball.
Mr. S
Identify the complete subject: Mr. S taught us the rules of volleyball.
taught
Identify the simple predicate: Mr. S taught us the rules of volleyball.
taught us the rules of volleyball
Identify the complete predicate: Mr. S taught us the rules of volleyball.
subject
[The old building] appears unsafe.
subject
[His little sister] kicked him in the shins.
predicate
The cute, little koalas [hang from the trees.]
subject
[My sweaty socks] smell like cottage cheese.
predicate
The fifth graders [finished orientation last week.]
predicate
Mr. T's hot coffee [spilled all over his clothes.]
subject
[The students] became friends very quickly.
predicate
I [love to read, write, and become smarter.]