Subjects, Predicates, & Objects Sentence Structure Lesson Warm up What makes a sentence complete? What makes a sentence incomplete? Subjects Nouns and pronouns that take verbs Example Robert asked for his late work. It was late when we got home. Lime green is my favorite color. Predicates Actions (verbs) in the sentence Examples Jane cried. Marcus was talking. The rain ended the baseball game. Objects Nouns that do not take predicates (verbs). Examples He kicked the can. She threw the paper ball at Eric. Charity is important to humanity. Complete Sentences Each needs a subject and a predicate. Imperative sentences do not need subjects. Subjects are on the left, predicates are right. Examples She runs. Stop. I am. Bob went to school, but Kyle stayed home. Compound Subjects & Predicates Sentences can have more than one subject and/or predicate. Chris and I studied. Jane swept and vacuumed. She and I ate pizza and watched movies. Longer Sentences Sentences may have more than one set of subjects and predicates. I went home and my mom yelled at me. She threw the ball at me but I dropped it. I had a headache until I took a nap. Practice 1. 2. 3. 4. Write each sentence. Underline subjects. Circle predicates. Double-underline objects. 1 Sean went home and did his homework. 2 It doesn’t rain in the desert very much. 3 My dog and I went to the lake and swam. 4 Darren always picks Law in Tekken. 5 Nike shoes are made by kids in sweatshops.