predicate

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A Vanilla Sentence?

a: A predicate ~
b: ice cream cone

What: "Okay, this means a predicate can have "flavours" : present, future, (tenses), conditional, imperative, subjunctive (moods or modalities), or several numbers of each (past subjuncive for instance). A predicate is like an ice cream cone, and its tenses and modalities are the flavours of the scoops, of which there can be zero, one or two (and rarely, three). A predicate is a technical term regrouping, in simpler terms, verbs and words that behave as verbs. The weakness of the term "verb" is that in Latin it used to mean simply "word"."

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Writer: konungursvia
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Date: Oct 10 2013 3:42 PM


Flavoring The Subject

a: A predicate ~
b: an adjective

What: "A predicate is like an adjective, in that it describes something about a subject. For example, in the sentence "a baseball is round", the predicate "is round" describes a particular subject (in this case "a baseball"). Because we have separated the two things out, we can then go on to apply the predicate to other round things: "the Earth is round", "circles are round" and "soccer balls are round" will, instead of each being their own sentence, be represented as a single predicate applied to three different round subjects."

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Writer: Zach
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Date: Oct 10 2013 3:48 PM



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