Subjects, Predicates, & Objects
Sentence Structure Lesson
What makes a sentence complete?
What makes a sentence incomplete?
Nouns and pronouns that take verbs
Robert asked for his late work.
It was late when we got home.
Lime green is my favorite color.
Actions (verbs) in the sentence
Marcus was talking.
The rain ended the baseball game.
Nouns that do not take predicates (verbs).
He kicked the can.
She threw the paper ball at Eric.
Charity is important to humanity.
Each needs a subject and a predicate.
Imperative sentences do not need subjects.
Subjects are on the left, predicates are right.
Bob went to school, but Kyle stayed home.
Compound Subjects & Predicates
Sentences can have more than one
subject and/or predicate.
Chris and I studied.
Jane swept and vacuumed.
She and I ate pizza and watched movies.
Sentences may have more than one set of
subjects and predicates.
I went home and my mom yelled at me.
She threw the ball at me but I dropped it.
I had a headache until I took a nap.
1. Write each sentence.
2. Underline subjects.
3. Circle predicates.
4. Double-underline objects.
Sean went home and did his homework.
It doesn’t rain in the desert very much.
My dog and I went to the lake and swam.
Darren always picks Law in Tekken.
Nike shoes are made by kids in sweatshops.