Subject VS Predicate For General English

Understanding the difference between Subject and Predicate is important if the candidates preparing for competitive exams are willing to score good marks in the General English section of the exam. 

Aspirants of various Government exams tend to score less marks in English section be it objective or descriptive. This is due to minute mistakes they make either related to grammar or because of non-clarity of the basic concepts.   

Hence, the article aims to provide a comparison on Subject VS Predicate along with examples, so that candidates can gain clarity and attempt questions correctly in the examination. 

Aspirants of various Government exams can check the important links given below for assistance in preparation:

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  3. Government Exam Free Online Mock Tests
  4. Previous Year Question Papers with Solution PDF

difference between subject vs predicate

Difference Between Subject & Predicate

Any complete sentence in english language comprises of two parts i.e. Subject and Predicate. 

What is Subject?

A subject in a sentence is any object (noun) i.e. what or whom the sentence is about.

What is Predicate?

A predicate in a sentence tells about the subject (What action is being performed by the subject).

Go through the table of difference between Subject and Predicate for more clarity:

Subject VS Predicate
Subject  Predicate
Part of the sentence that tells what or whom the sentence is about Part of the sentence that tells what the subject in the sentence is doing
The subject can only be an object i.e. noun or pronoun The predicate will contain verbs to tell what the subject is doing.
Types of Subject:

  1. Simple Subject (only subject)
  2. Complete Subject (subject with a modifier)
  3. Compound Subject (two or more subject joined with a conjunction)

Examples:

  • Rebecca is washing the car. (Simple Subject)
  • The wise man called the ambulance. (Complete subject)
  • Holi and Diwali are my favourite festivals. (Compound subjects) 
Types of Predicate:

  1. Simple Predicate (only verb)
  2. Complete Predicate (verbs with a modifier)
  3. Compound Predicate (two or more verbs with conjunction)

Examples:

  • Rebecca is washing the car (Simple Predicate)
  • She and her brother always quarrel for little things. (complete Predicate)
  • Tom loves cooking but hates the mess involved. (Compound Predicate)
Subject Examples

  1. Sam and his brother always race each other up the hill while trekking. 
  2. The muscular man pulled the truck with a rope. 
  3. The lady in the pink dress called the police. 
  4. After catching the cold, Mathew decided to take the medicines. 
  5. Shut up! (You is the subject)
Predicate Examples

  1. Sam and his brother always race each other up the hill while trekking.
  2. The muscular man pulled the truck with a rope.
  3. The lady in the pink dress called the police
  4. After catching a cold, Mathew decided to take the medicines
  5. Shut up!

Candidates willing to appear for various government exams might encounter questions based on the subject and predicate under Spotting the error part of the general English section. Candidates can go through important Tips to master Error Spotting given in the link provided here.

Candidates can check important Sentence correction questions asked in various competitive exams and can practice well for the same.

Candidates can check more differences between articles for assistance in preparing for the English section.

Also, check topic-wise, subject-wise and concept-wise 100 difference between articles in the linked page.

Given below are a few relevant topics for general English sections, questions based on which are surely asked in the examination, candidates are advised to go through these for convenience in preparation.

  1. Rules For Tenses
  2. Rules For Prepositions
  3. Article Rules
  4. Rules and List of Conjunctions
  5. Active And Passive Voice Rules

The syllabus of english language is vast and for convenient preparation of this section candidates can check English For Competitive exams to get more relevant topics.

It is imperative for candidates to be well versed with the syllabus of respective exams they are preparing for. To devise a strategic preparation plan candidates can go through the detailed syllabus of important government exams.

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