Parts of the Sentence

Every sentence contains two main parts: subject and predicate.

Every sentence will contain at least two words: a NOUN (or a PRONOUN) and a VERB.

The SUBJECT is what the sentence is about.  The PREDICATE is what is said about the subject.

If the sentence is a command, it may contain only one word. For example, Hurry! is a sentence. Hurry is a verb. The sentence is a command. The sentence is about the person being told to hurry. The subject is understood to be You.

To write good sentences, you also need to learn these additional terms:


The best way to teach (and to learn) the parts of the sentence is to take your time and get in plenty of practice with exercises.

M. J. Maddox, PhD 
is the American English Doctor.