posted by hunter on .
Late into the night, Isabel is often studying.
Is the complete predicate is often studying?
Is the simple predicate studying?
The complete predicate also includes "Late into the night." This adverb phrase modifies "is studying" and tells when.
Isabel is often studying late into the night.
The simple predicate is is studying. You need the helping verb as well as the main verb for the simple predicate.
she even knows a little Chinese
what is the simple predicate in "she even knows a little Chinese"?