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Basic Grammar Lesson 2: Subject and Predicate

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  • Posted: 06/26/2009

This lesson is part of the following series:

Basic English Grammar Course (29 lessons, $64.35)

The Basic Cozy English Grammar Course

Lesson 2: Subject & Predicate 

Marie is out by the wood pile chopping and splitting wood with an axe. "Just as this piece of firewood was divided into two parts, so a sentence is divided into two parts - the subject and the predicate." The subject tells what the sentence is about and the predicate tells something about the subject.

As she gathers up an armful of kindling she defines what constitutes a subject and a predicate, then makes her way from the woodpile into the house where she slips off her shoes and slides into her slippers, stocks up the wood bin on the hearth, feeds the hungry fire and settles into her rocking chair, all the while providing us with examples of subjects and predicates culled from sample sentences.

Workbook exercises and answer key are provided with this lesson.

Featured Music: 
Beethoven - Fur Elise

This lesson is excerpted from the Basic Cozy English Grammar Course. The full course was created by, and is available from, Splashes from the River. You can check out this and other courses from Splashes at www.splashesfromtheriver.com.

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Marie Rackham
Marie Rackham
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Marie Sophia Rackham was born in 1934 and raised in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She earned degrees in English and Geography from the University of British Columbia, and spent thirteen years studying piano with the Royal Conservatory of Music.

She worked as a public school teacher for thirty-four years, teaching at all levels from kindergarten to grade twelve; and taught piano and theory privately in her own studio for fourteen years.

Over her many years of teaching language arts, Marie developed her own curriculum for teaching basic grammar and punctuation, which was eventually published through the local Teacher's Resource Center and made available to all the schools in...

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Recent Reviews

Nopic_gry
Excellent!
09/02/2012
~ lsanger

An excellent teacher takes concepts that many people find difficult and makes them simple. Marie does that here in spades. Excellent production approach, too.

Nopic_orng
Good
02/03/2012
~ Margi

Simple and understandable.

Nopic_tan
Understanding the Subject and Predicate of a Se...
07/21/2009
~ brittanie

Good over on how to recognize the subject of a sentence from the predicate of the sentence. I am glad I am in the know now. :)

Nopic_gry
Excellent!
09/02/2012
~ lsanger

An excellent teacher takes concepts that many people find difficult and makes them simple. Marie does that here in spades. Excellent production approach, too.

Nopic_orng
Good
02/03/2012
~ Margi

Simple and understandable.

Nopic_tan
Understanding the Subject and Predicate of a Se...
07/21/2009
~ brittanie

Good over on how to recognize the subject of a sentence from the predicate of the sentence. I am glad I am in the know now. :)

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