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A predicate is the part of the sentence that always contains a noun or pronoun.
TRUE
FALSE

The predicate is one of the two main parts of a sentence - The other being the subject. The predicate is said to modify the subject.
(a statement or action) -
50-50 guess. Why I am asking.

Thanks, Leslie

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    http://www.answers.com/topic/predicate
    See the first noun definition.

    Let me know what you think.

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    It sounds to me like it has more to do with the VERB - therefore the ANSWER would be FALSE.

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    Right!

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    Thank you -

    Found a definition:

    the simple predicate is the verb or verb phrase in the sentence.

    I told you I would be back - just gearing up for the real GRAMMAR NIGHTMARE ahead of me in the months to come on Medical Transcription.

    Thanks again, Leslie

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    Yes. Your definition is far better (easier to understand) than that of grammarians!

    Think of a sentence like this ~~> Each clause has two parts: the subject and all that goes with it, and the verb and all that goes with it.

    A sentence can fit any of these patterns (and a few variations):

    1 independent clause = simple sentence
    2 independent clauses (joined by a comma and coordinating conjunction -- or by a semicolon) = compound sentence
    1 independent and 1 dependent clause = complex sentence
    2 independent clauses (joined...) plus 1 dependent clause = complex sentence

    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/
    This is one of the most complete sites that explains all kinds of grammar and usage issues. The easiest way to find topics is to use the Index.

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