The Structure of a Sentence

Every complete sentence contains two parts: a subject and a predicate.

To determine the subject of a sentence, first isolate the verb and then make a question by placing “who?” or “what?” before it — the answer is the subject.

In the following sentences, the predicate is enclosed in braces ({}), while the subject is highlighted.

Judy {runs}.
Judy and her dog {run on the beach every morning}.
The audience littered the theatre floor with torn wrappings and spilled popcorn.

The verb in the above sentence is “littered.” Who or what littered? The audience did. “The audience” is the subject of the sentence. The predicate (which always includes the verb) goes on to relate something about the subject: what about the audience? It “littered the theatre floor with torn wrappings and spilled popcorn.

(University of Ottawa)

 

Activity/Exercise

 – Write a white paper

A white paper can be an extremely effective marketing tool. Individuals want to know why they are choosing a specific product or service – why they are choosing your specific product or service. A well-written white paper outlines a problem your consumer faces and showcases you as the solution. It captures your readers’ attention and convinces them why their life will be better with the help of your business. The key is knowing how to write a white paper. Here are the steps, these can serve as a white paper template in your own efforts.

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