I have to write 5 complete predicate sentences and I don't know what they are.  

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englishteacher72 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

You know what predicate sentences are; you're probably just unfamiliar with the term. There are two main parts in a sentence: the subject and the predicate.  The subject is what or who the sentence is about. A predicate is simply a word or group of words that tells what the subject is doing, or what the subject is like.  The predicate always includes the verb in the sentence.  I will give you one example, and I'm certain you can easily come up with four other sentences for your assignment.  The italicized section of the sentence is the complete predicate:

The girls shopped all day.

 

"Girls" is the subject.  "Shopped all day" is the complete predicate because it tells us what the subject did.

pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

A complete predicate is the simple predicate (just the verb in the sentence) along with all the words that go with it.

Here is an example.

If you say "The man with the long, straight, black hair ran down the street" you can find the simple predicate.  The simple predicate is "ran" because that is the verb.

But what other words go with "ran?"  In this case, it is "down the street" because those are all words that have to do with "ran."  The rest of the sentence is called the complete subject -- it is "man" and all the words that go with it.

missy575 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I bet your teacher wants you to write 5 sentences and then identify the complete predicate. I would write 5 sentences, identify the main verb and then underline the sentence until the end. 99% of the time that is your complete predicate. For example:

 My sister Shreela laughed so hard at my joke that she could hardly contain herself.

Follow the format of this preceding sentence 4 more times and you are all done!