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.