posted by jessy on .
Invite Jim on our fishing trip.
In the above sentence can you tell me what words modify the predicate. I think
the predicate is invite but I'm not sure.
if so would on our fishing trip be the
predicate modifiers. And also would Jim be the subject of the sentence?
Yes, "invite" is the simple predicate (the verb).
The whole sentence is the predicate. "Jim" is the direct object of "invite," and "on our fishing trip" is a adverbial prepositional phrase modifying "invite."
The subject is the understood (You).
You're right -- "invite" is the main verb. This is a command type of sentence (as opposed to a statement, a question, or an exclamation). Therefore, the subject is understood, not stated.
If the subject is not stated, then all the rest of the sentence is the complete predicate. "Jim" is the direct object.
Scroll down far enough to read about command (imperative) sentences.
wow didn't know that one, thanks!