Daily Grammar

Lesson 93

Parts of the Sentence - Subject/Verb

A simple sentence is a group of words expressing a complete thought, and it must have a subject and a verb (predicate - some grammar books use the word predicate, but I will use verb).  A verb shows action or state of being.  The subject tells who or what about the verb.  When finding the subject and the verb in a sentence, always find the verb first and then say who or what followed by the verb.

The bell rang.
Find the verb - rang
Who or what rang?
The bell rang, so bell is the subject.
The bell rang.


An imperative sentence gives a command or makes a request.

Hand it in now.

Imperative sentences always have an understood but not stated you as the subject.

Hand it in now. (You) hand it in now.
Stop. (You) stop.


Instructions: Find the subject and verb in the following imperative sentences.

1. Give me the gun!

(You) Give me the gun!

2. Help me please.

(You) Help me please.

3. Bring me the paper.

(You) Bring me the paper.

4. Lock the car door always.

(You) Lock the car door always.

5. Run next door for some sugar.

(You) Run next door for some sugar.

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