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Compound predicates

Some sentences will have the subject of the sentence doing more than one thing - there is more than one verb in the sentence. This is known as a compound predicate. For example:

The flood waters rose and fell regularly.

There’s only one subject in this sentence - the ‘waters’, but the subject uses two verbs to describe what it did - ‘rose’ and ‘fell’. The predicate is ‘rose and fell regularly’.