Posted by Kelley on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 6:32pm.
What is the predicate word in this sentence
Peanut butter is rich in protein?
Rich or protein?
- English - Ms. Sue, Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 6:36pm
The simple predicate is always the verb.
The verb in this sentence is IS.
The complete predicate is IS RICH IN PROTEIN.
- English - Kelley, Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 6:39pm
The directions ask for the predicate word?
- English - Writeacher, Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 6:41pm
Please re-read Ms Sue's first and second sentences ... several times if you have to.
- English - Ms. Sue, Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 6:41pm
The only answer can be IS.
- English - Kelley, Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 6:43pm
We are to underline the verb and identify the predicate noun or adjective?
- English - Ms. Sue, Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 6:45pm
Ahh -- that makes a big difference!
Since "in protein" is a prepositional phrase, the predicate noun or adjective cannot be protein.
What do you think the predicate adjective is?
- English - Kelley, Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 6:47pm
What about ninety percent of its ingredients are crushed peanuts.
Crushed or peanuts and why?
- English - Ms. Sue, Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 6:48pm
Peanuts tells what most of the ingredients are. Crushed is an adjective modifying this predicate noun.
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