Simple subject and predicate?

The customs officals planned to seize a huge shipment of heroin when it arrived.


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asked by Donna
  1. Correct

  2. "planned to seize"

    looks like a simple predicate to me.

    If it said:

    "planned to seize immediately"

    I would say "planned to seize" was the simple predicate
    "planned to seize immediately" was the complete predicate

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    posted by Damon
  3. Writeacher knows far more about this subject than I.

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    posted by Damon
  4. "to seize" is an infinitive ... it complements the main verb


  5. =)

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