The primary meaning of predicate is to affirm, assert or declare. Someone might say, for instance, "I predicate my decision on the belief that John has good intentions on the matter." In this example, the use of predicat... More » Education

Grammar-Monster provides a list of predicate examples, and also gives the definition of a predicate. K12Reader has simple predicate examples. MySchoolhouse shows some sample predicates, illustrating the difference betwee... More » Education

In the sentence "A heavy book fell off the shelf," the book is the subject, and "fell off the shelf" is the predicate. In the imperative sentence "Take the dog for a walk," the entire sentence is the predicate. The subje... More » Education

Some basic grammar rules include rules about sentence structure, such as a singular subject requires a singular predicate. A sentence must contain a subject and a predicate and should stand alone as a complete thought. More » Education

For a sentence to have proper structure, it has to contain at least one independent clause, or a group of words with a subject and a predicate that expresses a complete thought. A sentence comprised of only one independe... More » Education

To identify a simple predicate in a sentence, first identify the subject, then ask what that subject does or is. The predicate usually follows the subject in a sentence, although this is not always the case. More » Education

A predicate nominative is a noun, pronoun or other nominal that follows a linking verb and identifies or refers to the subject of the verb. It helps to provide information about the subject in some way. It describes or r... More » Education