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What is a predicate?



A predicate is the portion of a clause, excluding the subject, that expresses something about the subject.

Also known as:


Example (English)
  • The book is on the table.
  • Kind
      Here is a kind of predicate:
      A predicate is a kind of

    Crystal 1980 280


    Hartmann and Stork 1972 182


    Pei and Gaynor 1954 173


    Pike and Pike 1982 40


    Mish 1991 926


    Crystal 1985 241–242

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