complete and simple predicates
The complete predicate is italicized in these sentences.
Each of the seven contestants will be flying to Los Angeles next week.
The talented mechanic fixed our car yesterday afternoon.
My sister, a hairdresser, studied hard for her state licensing examinations.
Can you recall his name?
➲ A simple predicate (verb) is the main word or phrase that tells some-
thing about the subject (doer) of the sentence.
The simple predicate is italicized in these sentences.
Izzy roamed the neighborhood last night.
The students cheered loudly for our lacrosse team.
Youngsters really enjoy that activity.
Will he star in the school play?
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2. That's spot on.
3. You've hit the nail on the head. / You've nailed it.
4. I suppose so. (use this when you agree, but you are not completely convinced)
5. I'm afraid you're right. (use this in response to bad news, to say the bad news is correct)