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Constructing Sentences: Understood Subject and Predicate

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Either the subject or the predicate or both may be "absent" from a sentence; however, both must be clearly understood.

"What seems to be wrong?"
(What is the subject; seems to be wrong is the predicate.)
"Everything."
(Everything is the subject; the predicate is wrong is understood.)
"Be more specific."
(The subject you is understood; be more specific is the predicate.)

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