What is a Sentence?

A sentence must contain a subject and a predicate. The subject must contain a noun or nominal word, and the predicate must contain a verb. A sentence can be as simple as a noun and a verb.

  • Example: Birds fly.

The subject can contain more than a noun, and the predicate can contain more than a verb.

  • Example: Migratory birds fly to Florida.

In the above example, the subject contains an adjective (migratory) and a noun (birds), and the predicate contains a verb (fly), a preposition (to), and a direct object (Florida).

In this section we will examine the different parts of a sentence including: subject, predicate, object, complement, phrase, and clause.

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