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What is the predicate word in this sentence

Peanut butter is rich in protein?

Rich or protein?

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    The simple predicate is always the verb.

    The verb in this sentence is IS.

    The complete predicate is IS RICH IN PROTEIN.

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    The directions ask for the predicate word?

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    Please re-read Ms Sue's first and second sentences ... several times if you have to.

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    Strange directions.

    The only answer can be IS.

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    We are to underline the verb and identify the predicate noun or adjective?

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    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?

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    What about ninety percent of its ingredients are crushed peanuts.

    Crushed or peanuts and why?

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    Peanuts tells what most of the ingredients are. Crushed is an adjective modifying this predicate noun.

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