Predicate (grammar)  

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In traditional grammar, a predicate is one of the two main parts of a sentence, the other being the subject. The predicate is said to modify the subject. For the simple sentence "John is black" John acts as the subject, and is black acts as the predicate. The predicate is much like a verb phrase.


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