Like Water, These Parts Are Essential

Last updated: October 11, 2018 at 15:01 pm

water photoTo make any kind of beverage, you need one essential element: water. You can choose mangoes, cherries or pineapple to add to the water, but the water is always essential.

The same thing goes for tea, coffee or alcoholic beverages – water is always an essential element.

In the same way, there are two parts of speech which are essential to making a sentence.

Can you guess what they are?

They are:

  1. The noun – which is the most important part of the subject.
  2. The verb – which is the most important part of the predicate.

Aside from rare exceptions, such as “yes” and “no,” and exclamatory expressions, can you try making a sentence without a noun and a verb?

Sometimes, the subject is understood, such as.

Go! (You go!”)

And sometimes, the verb is understand, such as:

I (I will go.)

But most of the time, a noun and verb are present in a sentence.

To recap:

The subject: what we talk about.

The verb: what we say about the subject.

The noun: the essential part of the subject.

The verb: the essential part of the predicate.

Can you create a “subject” without using a noun? No!

Can you create a predicate without using a verb? No!

Subject and predicate are trademarks of a sentence.

The noun is essential to every subject, and the verb is essential to every predicate.

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