What is the subject and predicate in this sentence? Suhaani was greatful to her teachers for their help

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The subject of a sentence is the person or thing that does the action or is described. The predicate is the part of the sentence that contains the verb and other words that describe what happens.

 

In this sentence, the confusing part might be that the verb is not an action in itself. Instead, it is a linking verb (meaning it is either am, is, are, was, were, be, being, or been). Instead of describing something that moves (like kick, watch, download, write, etc.), it links a description with a person or thing. The main verb in the sentence above is “was”. The breakdown of the subject and predicate are:

Subject: Suhaani (simple subject)

Predicate: was grateful to her teachers for their help (note that the predicate contains the entire rest of the sentence)

The verb is not grateful – it is was. If you break down the sentence further, you will realize that the most basic sentence is Suhaani was grateful. The part of the sentence that talks about her teacher and the help that they gave her is the complex predicate.

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