Subjects & Predicates: Extra Credit

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Grammar: Subject and Predicate Usage


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  • 1. 

    What is the complete subject of the following sentence: OLQM's students have set the standard of discipline defined by the Archdiocese of Miami.

    • A.

      OLQM

    • B.

      OLQM's students

    • C.

      OLQM's students have

    • D.

      OLQM's students have set

    Correct Answer
    B. OLQM's students
    Explanation
    The complete subject of the sentence is "OLQM's students". This is because the subject is the noun or pronoun that the sentence is about, and in this case, it is referring to the students of OLQM (Our Lady Queen of Martyrs). The rest of the sentence provides additional information about what the students have done.

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  • 2. 

    The subject of a sentence tells

    • A.

      Who the sentence is about

    • B.

      What is happening in a sentence

    • C.

      Tells what the subject does or has in a sentence

    • D.

      Tells what the predicate does or has in a sentence

    Correct Answer
    A. Who the sentence is about
    Explanation
    The subject of a sentence tells who or what the sentence is about. It is the noun or pronoun that performs the action or is being described in the sentence.

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  • 3. 

    The predicate of a sentence tells

    • A.

      Who the sentence is about

    • B.

      What is happening in a sentence

    • C.

      Tells what the subject does or has in a sentence

    • D.

      Tells what the predicate does or has in a sentence

    Correct Answer
    C. Tells what the subject does or has in a sentence
    Explanation
    The predicate of a sentence tells what the subject does or has in a sentence. This means that the predicate provides information about the actions or qualities of the subject. It describes what the subject is doing or what it possesses. In other words, the predicate completes the meaning of the sentence by providing details about the subject's actions or attributes.

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  • 4. 

    What is the simple subject in the sentence: Venice's gorgeous scenery is breathtaking.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Gorgeous

    • C.

      Scenery

    • D.

      Breathtaking

    • E.

      Venice's

    Correct Answer
    C. Scenery
    Explanation
    The simple subject in the sentence "Venice's gorgeous scenery is breathtaking" is "scenery". This is because the subject of a sentence is the noun or pronoun that performs the action of the verb or is described by the verb. In this case, "scenery" is the noun that is being described by the verb "is breathtaking".

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  • 5. 

    What is the simple predicate in the sentence: Venice's gorgeous scenery is breathtaking.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Venice's

    • C.

      Scenery

    • D.

      Gorgeous

    • E.

      Breathtaking

    Correct Answer
    A. Is
    Explanation
    The simple predicate in the sentence "Venice's gorgeous scenery is breathtaking" is "is." The simple predicate is the main verb or verb phrase that expresses the action or state of being in a sentence. In this case, "is" is the verb that connects the subject "Venice's gorgeous scenery" to the complement "breathtaking," indicating the state of being.

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  • 6. 

    Identify the compound sentence below.

    • A.

      Joe and David asked Melissa and Diane to the dance.

    • B.

      Joe asked Diane to the dance, and David asked Melissa.

    • C.

      Joe, Diane, David and Melissa went to the dance together.

    • D.

      Did anyone go to the dance last night?

    Correct Answer
    B. Joe asked Diane to the dance, and David asked Melissa.
    Explanation
    The compound sentence in the given options is "Joe asked Diane to the dance, and David asked Melissa." It is a compound sentence because it consists of two independent clauses (Joe asked Diane to the dance and David asked Melissa) connected by the coordinating conjunction "and."

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  • 7. 

    Identify the complete sentence below.

    • A.

      On the porch in the case.

    • B.

      I can't.

    • C.

      Above all other things.

    • D.

      Not her.

    Correct Answer
    B. I can't.
    Explanation
    The complete sentence is "I can't." It is a complete sentence because it contains a subject (I) and a verb (can't), expressing a complete thought.

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  • 8. 

    Identify the sentence fragment below.

    • A.

      The cold winter months.

    • B.

      Someone should tell her.

    • C.

      Mr. Johnson is fun.

    • D.

      Mrs. Baca came back on Wednesday.

    Correct Answer
    A. The cold winter months.
    Explanation
    The sentence "The cold winter months." is a sentence fragment because it lacks a subject and a verb. It is missing a complete thought or action.

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  • 9. 

    Identify the run-on sentence below.

    • A.

      I've only been to the Bahamas not Canada.

    • B.

      I like citrus fruit and citrus drinks.

    • C.

      I enjoy dancing to techno but I like dancing to rap the most.

    • D.

      How do you know Rich and Maggie?

    Correct Answer
    C. I enjoy dancing to techno but I like dancing to rap the most.
    Explanation
    The run-on sentence in the given options is "I enjoy dancing to techno but I like dancing to rap the most." A run-on sentence is a sentence that contains two or more independent clauses without proper punctuation or conjunctions to separate them. In this case, the sentence has two independent clauses, "I enjoy dancing to techno" and "I like dancing to rap the most," joined together without a coordinating conjunction or proper punctuation.

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  • 10. 

    Name the type of sentence for the following sentence:I hope we will have both a drama club and a step team this year.

    • A.

      Declarative

    • B.

      Interrogative

    • C.

      Exclamatory

    • D.

      Imperative

    Correct Answer
    A. Declarative
    Explanation
    The given sentence "I hope we will have both a drama club and a step team this year" is a declarative sentence. It is a statement that expresses a hope or desire for something to happen.

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