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Normal complete sentences

Apart from imperative sentences, normal sentences have two parts - a subject and a predicate. Here’s an example sentence with the two parts labelled:

Normal complete sentences

The subject is fairly simple - it’s what or whom the sentence is about. In this case, the sentence is about Jack and Jill.

The predicate is the other part of the sentence - it tells us something about the subject of the sentence. It could be what the subject is doing, or what they look like, or some other characteristic. In this case, the predicate is ‘ran up the hill’ - it tells us what Jack and Jill did.

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