Constructing Sentences (Cont.)
At the top of the page, help students understand that a delayed subject signals a question or a sentence beginning with an expletive (there or here).
Use the middle of the page to review the different types of predicates. The terms simple and complete predicate help students discuss the parts of sentences. The term compound predicate helps students recognize two (or more) verbs connected with a coordinating conjunction. Emphasize that a compound predicate is different from a compound sentence (two or more independent clauses joined by a coordinating conjunction).
At the bottom of the page, point out that all English sentences need both a subject and a predicate, even if they are assumed. Let students know that, in formal writing, subjects and predicates should generally not be assumed (except in commands).