Subject and Predicate Worksheets

About These 15 Worksheets

In English grammar, a sentence is typically composed of two main parts: the subject and the predicate. The subject is the part of the sentence that performs or receives the action, while the predicate contains the verb and provides information about the subject.

The purpose of these worksheets is to help students develop a solid understanding of sentence structure and improve their ability to recognize and differentiate between subjects and predicates. By practicing with these worksheets, students can enhance their grammar skills, sentence construction, and overall written and verbal communication.

The subject and predicate are the two essential parts of every sentence. Imagine them as the heart and brain of the sentence. The subject is who or what the sentence is about, kind of like the main character in a story. For example, in the sentence, “Liam plays football”, ‘Liam’ is the subject because he’s the one the sentence is about.

The predicate is what the subject does or what happens to the subject. It’s like the action part of a movie scene. In our example sentence, “plays football” is the predicate because it tells us what Liam is doing.

So, if we put the subject and predicate together, we get a complete sentence. It’s like having a superhero (subject) and their superpower (predicate). You can’t have a superhero story without both, can you?

Subject and predicate worksheets usually contain a series of sentences, and your job is to find the subject and predicate in each sentence. Sometimes, you might be asked to underline the subject once and the predicate twice. Other times, you may be asked to write the subject and predicate on separate lines. The rules depend on the worksheet, but the goal remains the same: to get better at identifying subjects and predicates.

These worksheets help reinforce your understanding of subjects and predicates, making you a grammar expert in no time. Plus, it’s a more engaging way to learn, kind of like learning through playing.

Think about a sentence like “The bright, colorful parrot chirps loudly in the morning.” In a worksheet, you’d need to figure out that “The bright, colorful parrot” is the subject, and “chirps loudly in the morning” is the predicate.

So, subject and predicate worksheets are like a fun treasure hunt in the world of sentences. They give you the chance to dig deep into each sentence, identify its main parts, and understand how those parts work together to make complete sense. And the best part is, the more you practice, the better you’ll get at it!

How Do You Identify the Subject and Predicate in a Sentence?

The subject is the noun or pronoun that performs the action or is being described, and the predicate is the verb or verb phrase that provides information about the subject. Remember that the subject and predicate can vary in length and complexity, depending on the sentence structure and additional elements present.

Here are five examples along with their subjects and predicates identified:

The cat is sleeping.

Subject: The cat

Predicate: is sleeping

Maria and John went to the park.

Subject: Maria and John

Predicate: went to the park

The book on the shelf belongs to Sarah.

Subject: The book on the shelf

Predicate: belongs to Sarah

They have been studying for the exam all night.

Subject: They

Predicate: have been studying for the exam all night

My sister enjoys playing the piano.

Subject: My sister

Predicate: enjoys playing the piano